Barcelona will look to bounce back from their shock defeat against Deportivo Alaves at the weekend when they open their Champions League campaign against Celtic at Camp Nou on 13 September.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport Europe.


A much-changed Barcelona team crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Camp Nou against La Liga newcomers Deportivo Alaves on 10 September. It was the Catalan club's first competitive defeat since April.

Lionel Messi (groin) and Andres Iniesta (knee) came off the bench against Alaves and are fit to start against Celtic. Midfielder Andre Gomes is sidelined with a knee injury while goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen (hamstring) is also out.

Celtic continued their 100% start to their domestic season by thrashing bitter rivals Rangers 5-1 at Celtic Park on 10 September. The Scottish champions have lost five of their last six meetings with Barcelona.

Striker Leigh Griffiths missed the Old Firm derby due to a hamstring problem but could return against Barca.

Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele's hat-trick gave Celtic a 5-1 win over Rangers in the Old Firm derby on 10 September Reuters

What managers say

Luis Enrique: "I am the one ultimately responsible for all the bad things that happen. Many of the changes [against Deportivo Alaves] came from the circumstances surrounding us, but we have 22 players and we are going to use everyone this season. We lacked fluidity, precision and we were fragile in defence, which is one of the things that normally makes us strong."

Brendan Rodgers: "I think it's given confidence to the players to believe that they can play that way. I think what happens is that in pressure situations and pressure moments in games you can go defensive but this is a football club that's been based around Jock Stein, a guy who created a template of playing football here. To this day I hope looks down proud and sees a team with that mentality, still to this day. On the front foot, aggressive, no fear and when things go against you you've got that mentality to bounce back."

Form guide

  • Barcelona (all competitions): LWWWW
  • Last result: Barcelona 1-2 Deportivo Alaves
  • Celtic (all competitions): WWLWW
  • Last result: Celtic 5-1 Rangers

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Barcelona win: 1/12
  • Draw: 11/1
  • Celtic win: 28/1

Team news

Barcelona possible XI: Cillessen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Celtic possible XI: De Vries; Lustig, Sviatchenko, Toure, Tierney; Brown, Bitton; Forrest, Rogic, Sinclair; Griffiths