Champions League preview: Celtic vs Real Madrid

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Celtic will start their Champions League campaign facing the defending Real Madrid as both teams have 100 percent win record in their league.

The defending Champions Real Madrid will start their campaign to the Champions League with a trip to Scotland as they will be hosted by Celtic.

The Spanish giant showed great performance in the Champions League last time coming back on several occasion against strong teams to become champions of Europe.

The Spanish team have been doing great this season in the La Liga after getting 4 wins from 4 and leading the La Liga table with two points ahead of rival Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Scottish team Celtic are also unbeaten in their league after playing 6 games so far.

Celtic, with their fine form will host the defending Champions League defending Champions.

Team News

Celtic lost Kyogo Furuhashi in the early stages of the clash with Rangers due to a shoulder injury, and the forward is now a major doubt for this contest.

Meanwhile, Carl Starfelt suffered a knee problem in the same match, and he is also a doubt for this game, which could allow Moritz Jenz and Georgios Giakoumakis to come into the XI.

Yosuke Ideguchi remains out with a leg injury, but new signing Oliver Abildgaard is pushing to be involved following his arrival on loan from Rubin Kazan.

Jota and Liel Abada scored three of Celtic’s four goals against Rangers, and the pair are certain starters in the final third of the field against the European champions.

Ancelotti is expected to make a couple of changes from the side that took to the field for the first whistle on Saturday, with Federico Valverde and Toni Kroos likely to start.

Eduardo Camavinga and Rodrygo could be the two players to drop out, but Antonio Rudiger might have to accept a spot on the bench once again, with Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Ferland Mendy set to operate as the back four in Scotland.

Celtic possible starting lineup:

Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Jenz, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Abada, Giakoumakis, Jota

Real Madrid possible starting lineup:

Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius

Prediction

Celtic 1- 4 Real Madrid

 

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