Celtic FC, Barça’s next opponent in the Champions League, surprisingly lost this Saturday to Kilmarnock (0-2), whilst Spartak Moscow comfortably beat M. Saransk (2-0).
Second consecutive defeat for Celtic
Celtic FC hosted Kilmarnock this Saturday evening at Celtic Park. The home team looked sluggish from their mid-week match against Barça in the Champions League (1-2) as they surprisingly were defeated by the seventh-placed team in the Scottish Premier League (0-2).
Kilmarnock scored the opener in the final minutes of the first half thanks to a goal from Sheridan. In the second half Celtic attempted to fight back but were not rewarded for their efforts. Kilmarnock doubled its lead thanks to a converted penalty by Kelly.
Easy victory against Saransk
Unai Emery’s Spartak Moscow easily brushed aside M. Saransk by 2-0 this Saturday evening in the Russian capital. Barça’s Champions League rivals have yet to lose any home matches this season.
Spartak Moscow dominated the match from the first minute but were unable to score the opener until right before the break. Jurado, the Spanish midfielder, gave the home team the lead. Nothing changed in the second half as Spartak Moscow maintained its dominance and doubled its lead thanks to a goal from Bilyaletdinov.
Emery’s team will play away to Benfica in the Champions League on November 7th.