Viernes, 19 Octubre, 2018

Bayern Munich vs Celtic Lineups, Preview and Prediction — Champions League

Rafinha Robben and Arturo Vidal share a joke during the session on Tuesday morning Rafinha Robben and Arturo Vidal share a joke during the session on Tuesday morning
Montrelle Montesinos | 19 Octubre, 2017, 02:58

It was looking ominous for Celtic from the outset and Bayern appeared to have taken a sixth-minute lead through Thiago Alcantara, but Robert Lewandowski's cut-back was adjudged to have already gone out of play.

Celtic captain Scott Brown wants the club's fans to scare Bayern Munich when they meet the Germans again in two weeks time.

Bayern head into their meeting with Celtic on the same points as the Scottish champions and although Boateng expects a tough game, the former Manchester City man has suggested that he and his teammates are ready to put in an improved performance. The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below... We could do better with those.

The Germans had to scramble some crosses away, while Broque Watson was unlucky with an effort. Bayern Munich will only be missing Franck Ribery, whose absence is somewhat lesser now thanks to age reducing his role fairly significantly this year.

We were a bit negligent there and we cannot let that happen.

So, who has been selected for Wednesday's match?

"It's a big test for us but we look forward to it and relish it".

Brown struck the woodwork in the closing stages, before Scotland keeper Gordon brilliantly denied Lewandowski as Bayern eased to victory. However, there have been questions about whether he possesses the ability to play at the highest level.

He produced a brilliant finish to make it 3-1 and was then involved as Ewan Henderson pulled another goal back.

"I am disappointed with the nature of the goals we conceded". That job will be made more difficult if the Celtic skipper is not present on the pitch.

He also spoke about his World Cup ambitions, having scored the goal that sealed Colombia's qualification for the tournament in Russia.

Celtic have suffered the wounding loss of Jozo Simunovic, the centre-back succumbing to a hamstring injury.

"You have to respect the level of opponent but the players are getting better". The German Champions will be expecting the away side to try get on the front foot in the early parts of the game in a bid to surprise them.

Rodgers said he noticed a marked improvement in Heynckes' first match in charge at the weekend, a 5-0 thumping of Freiburg.

"The crowd won't faze us (the Allianz Arena is a 70,000 sell-out)".