Bayern – Celtic – UEFA Champions League: 18th October 2017
Bayern is currently in second place in the Bundesliga, with 17 points accumulating after 8 championship games.
The hosts are on an ascending slope, with 4 points in the last 2 stages. Recently, Bayern managed to impose without emotion on his own, 5-0 in front of Freiburg.
Pope R. Lewandowski is the team’s top scorer in the championship, and he has scored 9 times so far.
The hosts can not count on this injury duel M. Neuer and J. Bernat.
Bayern occupies the second position of Group B, with 3 points accumulated in 2 stages, after defeating the ground at the PSG.
On the other side, Celtic is ranked first in the Scottish Leagues’ first league, and the team managed to score 23 points after 9 rounds.
The guests come after a very good series of matches, with 5 successes recorded in the last 6 official games. The previous championship round, Celtic defeated FC Dundee on its own, score 1-0.
Scotland C. McGregor is the best scorer in the championship, with 5 goals scored in 9 games.
Danish E. Sviatchenko will not travel because of medical problems.
Scots are on the 3rd position, managing to score 3 points after their success with Anderlecht.
As if it had not already been evident, the duel between Bayern and Anderlecht is undoubtedly one of the most unbalanced stages of this UCL group. Qualifiers qualify for the UEFA Champions League qualifiers, the Bavarians have a tremendous advantage in the coming period and this is on the bench of the team: Jupp Heynckes. Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal produced a visible relief in the group of players, proof being the river-score recorded in the last round of the Bundesliga, 5-0 with Freiburg. Normally, from now on, all those misunderstandings that existed between Hummels, Boateng, Ribery, Robben and Ancelotti are history, which means that Bayern Munich is preparing for a new force demonstration on Wednesday night on the Allianz Arena.
Qualified 90% in the European UEL spring following the success of Anderlecht (3-0), Celtic Glasgow remains at light years away from PSG and Bayern, making a parallel to the Wednesday night’s duel. The UCL group’s debut stage was more than solid proof for football fans to realize the difference between the B Qualifiers and the Celtic and Anderlecht mediocre. Even though Brendan Rodgers’ band continues to win the convoys on the inner fronts, this is irrelevant when talking about a trip to the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1): Ulreich- Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba- Vidal, Alcantara- Robben, Muller, Coman- Lewandowski
Absente: Ribery, Neuer, Bernat (?), Martinez (?) (Injured)
Celtic (4-2-3-1): Gordon – Lustig, Simunovic, Boyata, Tierney – Brown, Ntcham – Roberts, Rogic, Sinclair – Griffiths
Absent: Ralston (injured)