Celtic FC vs Bayern Munich: All you need to know about this UEFA Champions League fixture
The Champions League is back, it’s Celtic FC vs Bayern Munich for the 2nd leg fixture of the group stage.
Match Details –
Venue : Celtic Park, Glasgow.
Date : 31/10/17 – 01:15 (IST) nextday, 19:45 (GMT), 21:45 (CEST).
TV Telecast : No Telcast in India (Sony Liv app), beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.
Live Stream : http://www.sport365.live/en/home
The Scottish League is turning out to be a hard nut to crack for the Glaswegians this time around as Aberdeen are giving Celtic a tough fight. Celtic are only 1point clear of 2nd placed Aberdeen. Their Champions League campaign hasn’t been a success and a early group stage knockout is on the cards for them. A win is needed against mighty Bayern, if they are to keep their hopes alive in the Champions League. Brendon Rodgers will be without 1st team defender Jozo Simunovic and midfielder Ntcham for the clash. Another absentee will be Patrick Roberts as he got injured last MatchDay against Kilmarnock in their 1-1 draw over them. “The BEST FIFA” fan award winners need to cheer up their team during the Match as it may turn out to be a long night for them.
Possible line up – Celtic (4-2-3-1) : Gordon; Lustig, Biton, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Rogic; Forrest, Armstrong, Sinclair; Griffiths.
The question has to be “how will Bayern line up without injured Robert Lewandowski?” Bayern have suffered without proper strikers on the top (most recent against Real Madrid in the Quarter Final last season), this suffering started from when they let go of Mario Mandzukic and Mario Gomez and only kept Lewandowski as the lone striker ahead without any proper backup, Thomas Muller isn’t a proper No. 9 and can’t turn out be a backup for Lewandowski and for Bayern’s dismay Muller is also out for the clash. So it leaves Heynckes to makeshift James as a striker or use the “False 9” or else make a 4-2-2-2 formation using Robben and Coman as strikers upfront with the playmaking of James and Thiago, but that’s all upto Jupp Heynckes. Bayern will be again without Manuel Neuer, Juan Bernat and Franck Ribery.
Possible line up – Bayern (4-2-2-2) : Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Rudy, Martinez; Thiago, James; Robben, Coman.
Head to Head
Overall – 3 matches.
Drawn – 1 match.
Bayern won – 2 match.
Celtic won – 0 matches.
Bayern scored – 5 goals.
Celtic scored – 1 goal.