The Youth A team will face Glasgow Celtic at Cappielow Park this Tuesday(15.00, Barça TV and fcbarcelona.cat) in the second game of the UEFA Youth League group stage. Vinyals’ side lead the group after their opening 4-1 win against Ajax at the Mini.
Vinyals explained before the game, “we are feeling good, and some really competitive players. This game will show us the level we are really at”.
18 players in squad for Glasgow
Jordi Vinyals has taken 18 players to Glasgow for the game, with Ondoa, José Aurelio Suárez, Ekpolo, Tarín, Palencia, Quintillà, Riera, Moha, Enguene, Huertas, Kaptoum, Ortega, Ros, Adama, Ebwelle, Munir, Rolón and Sanabria making up the squad.
The youngsters will have their last training session before the game this Monday evening at Cappielow Park, to put the finishing touches to their preparations for the match.
Celtic – a physical side
The Youth A team will have to be on their guard against a Celtic side who are both physically strong and tough to beat at home: “they are very strong and also skilful” according to Vinyals, “they play 4-4-2 and look for possession, space and the second ball”.
Celtic lost their opener in the competition, going down 3-1 to AC Milan.