Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Following a shocking goalless draw with Malaga at their Camp Nou, Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on Celtic in Wednesday’s Champions League match. Luis Enrique’s men failed to impress against Malaga, but it has to be noted that both Leo Messi and Luis Suarez misses the match. Messi remains on the sidelines, but Suarez will lead the line for the Catalan giants and we predict that he is going to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Barca aim to clinch top position in Group C and considering that the Hoops have yet to record a win in the Champions League group stages, we are positive that the visitors will emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s football match. When the two teams met at Camp Nou earlier this season Barcelona rolled over Celtic 7-0, but they are unlikely to record such a thrilling triumph over the Scottish champions without Leo Messi in the starting line-up.
Highlighted Player (Erik Sviatchenko):
Son to an Ukraininian-born artist Segei Sviatchenko, the 24-year-old defender Erik joined Celtic in January 2016. His transition to the Scottish giants have been alleviated by Celtic’s signing of his girlfriend Rudmose, who signed for The Bhoys women’s team in February this year. Erik Sviatchenko began his professional career at FC Midtjylland in 2009, where he had been a starter in almost all of his appearances for the club. Key player for Midtjylland, Sviatchenko helped them to Danish title in 2014-15 as we as in securing progression to the last 32 stage of the UEFA Europa League the following season. After seven years at the Danish side, Sviatchenko moved to Celtic on a four-year deal. He has so far made 14 league appearances for Celtic, but still got the chance to wear the captain’s armband in May. Due to dual citizenship Erik Sviatchenko was eligible to play for Ukraine, but he agreed to a call-upfor the Danish national team in 2015. He has so far earned only five caps for his country.
Highlighted Team (Barcelona):
Barcelona are a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past. The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957. Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.