Celtic FC–FC Barcelona: Did you know......?

Celtic FC–FC Barcelona: Did you know......?

Barça have won two and lost two at Celtic Park. The Scottish champions kept clean sheets in all three home qualifying games.

El FC Barcelona disputa aquest dimarts a la nit (20.45 hores, Canal +) el partit corresponent a la segona jornada de la fase de grups de la Champions. A continuació repassem les dades que envolten el matx:

Ahead of tonight’s Champions League game in Glasgow, we take a look at some of the facts and figures surrounding tonight's game

• This will be Barça’s fifth game at Celtic Park, with two wins and two defeats so far – 11 goals scored and 8 conceded.

• Celtic Park is, in fact, the only Scottish ground Barça have recorded a win at, having lost 1-0 to  Dundee United in the 1986/87 UEFA Cup and been held to a goalless draw at Ibrox against Rangers in the 2007/08 Champions League.

• Three of Barça’s starting eleven from a year ago at Celtic Park will miss the game this time round, with Mascherano, Alba and Messi all out injured.

• Celtic have won seven out of their last nine European games at  Celtic Park, with their only defeat coming last year against Juventus (0-3).

• The Scottish champions didn’t concede a single goal in their three home qualifying round games, beating Cliftonville 2-0, Elfsborg 1-0 and Shaktar Karagandy 3-0.

Steven Mouyokolo was one of Celtic’s big summer signings, but an Aquilles Tendon injury has ruled him out of the Group stages.

• Celtic are second in the Scottish Premiership after seven games, tied on 19 points with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, who have played one more game.

• No Barça players are taking a yellow into the game, after the team received no booking sin the 4-0 win over Ajax.

• The game will be refereed by the French official Stéphane Lannoy. This will be his third game in charge of a Barça match, following the 3-1 win against Stuttgart in the 2007/08 competition and the 2-0 victory over Copenhagen in the  2010/11 season. Lannoy has never before taken charge of a Celtic game.

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