Celtic vs Barcelona (ITV. 7.30pm)

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  1. H67

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    A draw would be an excellent result for Celtic.
     
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    :50: I think this is what the outcome will be.....1-1
     
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    The only defender we've lost since last year is Wilson, and we've replaced him with Van Dijk, who looks better from what I've seen so far.
     
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    I would agree 100%. I think Van Dijk looks a far better player overall. And it looks like he has settled a lot quicker than Wilson did.
     
  5. Dáibhí

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    I'm not. Barcelona tend to try and play everything through him when he's playing, which gives a good opposition defence a focal point. I think that aided us last time around.

    Without him the responsibility is shared, between the likes of Cesc, Neymar, Iniesta and Xavi.

    The game will be tough no matter who they play to be honest.
     
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    No doubt about it. It's hust that we've been insanely lucky against Messi so far and he was due a performance against us. One of they performances where their is * all you can do about it.

    Anyway you shape it up, the beat player ever not being fit, is a bonus for us.
     
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    I just can't wait for the atmosphere tomorrow. Absolutely buzzing for it.

    Anyone know where the Barça squad are staying?
     
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    The crux of the Messi situation for me. :50:
     
  9. KRS-1888 The Bridge Is Over

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    Messi wisely chose to not appear in the team. Big Virgil would've done an Ujfalusi on him.
     
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    I reckon there is still 3 places up for grabs.

    Forster

    Lustig Van Dijk Ambrose ???????

    Mulgrew Brown

    ???????? Commons Samaras

    ???????????

    Stokes or Pukki at centre forward.
    Izaguirre or Matthews at left back.
    Matthews, Forrest or Boerrigter on the right hand side of midfield.
     
  12. Leone Naka Fan

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    A cunning tactical surprise would be to play Samaras on the right flank. It'd open up the left flank to Boerrigter.
     
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    I hope ambrose doesn't play cb he's brutal
     
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    I could see him going for something like this, purely on the counter attack:

    Forster

    Lustig Ambrose Van Dijk Izzy

    Brown Mulgrew

    Forrest Boerrigter Sammy

    Pukki

    Or if Forrest isn't fit, with Matthews there. I don't think Ledley or Kayal is fit enough to start so might force us to go more attacking. Also good height in the team with Lustig, Ambrose, Van Dijk, Mulgrew, Boerrigter and Sammy all over 6 foot.


    Don't think it's the team I would go for I just feel it's the team Lenny will go for.
     
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    I hope Ambrose plays cb because he and Virgil are our best cb partnership.
     
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    That's true, even though I don't think he's been their best player this season thus far.

    I'm far more worried about Cesc, who'll probably be played as a false number nine.
     
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    Forster

    Lustig Ambrose Van Dijk Matthews

    Brown Mulgrew

    commons

    pukki Sammy
    balde​
     
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    I'd feel a bit safer if Mulgrew played CB, but then we'd need to play Kayal...not sure how fit is he.
     
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    They're in the raddison on argyle street.
     
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    I would start with:

    Forster
    Lustig Ambrose Virgil Matthews
    Commons Brown Mulgrew Forrest
    Stokes Samaras