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Barcelona will take on Celtic on Tuesday night in the Champions League as Group H features a game between the Spanish and Scottish champions.
The game kicks off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
On paper this should be an easy win for the Catalan side, however, anyone who has ever played on the road at Celtic Park in Glasgow will tell you it's a very difficult place to come and beat Celtic, and Barcelona know that as well as anyone after losing there in the past.
The Scottish fans will be delighted at another visit from the Spanish giants and would love nothing better than to steal some points away from their Group H rivals.
For Celtic, winger James Forrest could return, and Beram Kayal has also returned to training, but fellow midfielder Joe Ledley misses out again, while winger Derk Boerrigter is doubtful.
However, the biggest news team-wise for this match up is that Barca's talisman, Lionel Messi, will miss the game through injury. Messi scored a goal but was injured in Barcelona's 2-0 win over Almeria on Saturday. The win gave Barca their seventh win from seven so far in La Liga this season, however, the loss of Messi will be a bitter blow.
They will miss him tonight, but certainly have the caliber of players to still win this game if Celtic are not at their absolute best – and even then it's uncertain whether the Scottish team could hold out the attacking threat from Barcelona.
Barcelona will also be missing Javier Mascherano and defenders Jordi Alba and Carlos Puyol, to further boost Celtic's chances.
Barcelona will be hoping for another win tonight though, to build upon their fantastic 4-0 win over Ajax in their opening Champions League game this season.
Celtic meanwhile, lost to AC Milan 0-2 at the San Siro in their opening game and are still looking for their first points of their campaign. Things do not get any easier for them tonight though with the visit from the Spanish giants.
Barcelona vs Celtic will kick off at 2.45 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.