Matchday 5 of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League continues on Wednesday as Barcelona visit Celtic at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Here are all the things you need to know for Barcelona vs. Celtic including previews, TV schedule, projected lineups and live stream links.
Barcelona vs. Celtic Preview
A win by Barcelona on Wednesday against Celtic will officially put them in the Champions League Knockout Stages. The Catalans are coming off a disappointing trip to England as they lost to Manchester City last November 1.
However, the reigning Spanish champions have already defeated Celtic 7-0 on Matchday 1 last September 13. But the last time they were at Celtic Park, Barcelona lost to 2-1 back in 2012. It was also in the Group Stages of the Champions League.
On the other hand, Celtic is looking for their first win in this season’s Champions League. They have a record of two draws and two losses. Nevertheless, Celtic manager Brendan Rogers is confident heading into the match against Barcelona.
“The scoreline was bitterly disappointing, but the players have shown they’ve learned from it; we’re playing them at home, so it’s a real good measure and our mentality will change,” Rogers told BBC Sport.
“The players have shown from that game that they’ve changed. It will be tough for us, of course, against a top-class team with arguably the best front three you could say has played for Barcelona, but I would hope it would be a different performance from us,” he added.
Barcelona vs. Celtic Projected Lineups
- Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre Ter Stegen – Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba – Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andre Gomes – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar
- Celtic (4-2-3-1): Craig Gordon – Mikael Lustig, Kolo Toure, Erik Sviatchenko, Emilio Izaguirre – Scott Brown, Stuart Armstrong – James Forrest, Tom Rogic, Scott Sinclair – Moussa Dembele
Barcelona vs. Celtic TV Schedule
- Date: November 23, Wednesday
- Time: 2:45 PM ET/7:45 PM GMT
- Venue: Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Channel: FOX (USA), BT Sport (UK)
Barcelona vs. Celtic Live Stream Links
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