This Wednesday at 20.45, Barça will return to Celtic Park, a 60,000-capacity stadium that always boasts a phenomenal atmosphere. It will be FC Barcelona’s fifth visit to Celtic FC’s stadium. The first was on December 2 of 1964 in the second round of the UEFA Cup (0-0). 40 years later, in March of 2004, the Catalans return to Glasgow to play in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Cup. A solitary goal from Thomspon sent Barça packing and sealed qualification for Celtic (1-0).
The last two times Barça played away to Celtic ended in two victories for the Blaugrana. In the 2004/05 season, in the Champions League group stage, Rijkaard’s Barça defeated Celtic thanks to goals from Deco, Giuly and Larsson (1-3). Finally, in the 2007/08 season, in the away leg of the Champions League knock-out stage, Barça narrowly edged Celtic by 2-3. Messi scored two and Henry scored one.