Barcelona v Celtic: Champions League match preview
A look ahead to tonight's Champions League fixture at the Camp Nou
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Despite Celtic being knocked out of all European football this season, they will still be aiming to upset Barcelona just as they did a year ago in Glasgow. Last month's loss to Milan sent Celtic crashing out of the Champions League as well as the Europa League due to Barcelona losing to Ajax.
Now firmly rooted to the bottom of Group H, a win away at the Nou Camp may not have any impact on the competition for Celtic but it may scupper Barcelona's chances of securing first place. Gerardo Martino's side have already qualified, and a win against the Scottish champions will guarantee they top the group. Despite the prospect of no European football for Celtic this season, a win away to Barcelona will be much desired for the Glaswegian squad as this would be a feat not often accomplished by other British teams.
KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm
Celtic 0 Barcelona 1 (Fabregas), Champions League, Group Stage, October 2013
Celtic 2 (Wanyama, Watt) Barcelona 1 (Messi), Champions League, Group Stage, November 2012
Barcelona 2 (Iniesta, Jordi Alba) Celtic 1 (Samaras), Champions League, Group Stage, October 2012
Celtic have failed to score in six of their last seven Champions League fixtures.
Barcelona have allowed their opponents only 34 shots so far - fewer than any other side in this Champions League.
Celtic are the only side to have picked up two red cards in Champions League this term.
Neymar has attempted 14 shots but he is yet to score a goal in this competition: only Tévez fired more shots (15) without finding the net in Champions League this term.
Barcelona to win: 1.15
Celtic to win: 19.0
TV: Live on Sky Sports 4 at 7.45pm, highlights on Sky Sports 2 at 10.00pm
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