Barcelona were in rampant form as they put seven goals past Celtic at Camp Nou in September Reuters

Barcelona can qualify for the Champions League knockout stages by beating Celtic at Parkhead on 23 November.

Where to watch live

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


Celtic must win their last two matches in Champions League Group C and hope results elsewhere go their way in order to qualify for the round of 16. Excluding qualifiers, the Scottish champions have not won their last six home fixtures in European competition. They suffered a 7-0 defeat against Barcelona at Camp Nou back in September – their heaviest ever defeat in Europe.

Striker Leigh Griffiths will miss the visit of Barcelona due to a hamstring injury, while defender Kolo Toure (groin) is a doubt.

Barcelona fell four points behind Real Madrid in La Liga after they were held to a goalless draw at home by nine-man Malaga on 19 November. The Catalan giants will reach the knockout stages with victory at Parkhead or with any result if Borussia Monchengladbach fail to beat Manchester City in the other Group C match.

Andres Iniesta (knee), Samuel Umtiti (hamstring) and Jeremy Mathieu (calf) are all out for the visitors, but Lionel Messi is available after recovering from a bout of illness.

What managers say

Brendan Rodgers: "We showed them too much respect [in the first game] and the scoreline was bitterly disappointing at the time. However, the players have learned from that in terms of their courage to get on the ball and their bravery to play. We want to get a victory. We know it will be hugely difficult but we don't have any fear. We have to impose our style, play our game and take our chances. If we can do all that we give ourselves an opportunity to get a result."

Luis Enrique: "It is going to be a different game [from matchday one]. We are ready for anything from Celtic, be it a high press or a low pressing game. We are used to teams playing a defensive system. Celtic Park is a great stadium and the players want to play here. I want the players to go out and enjoy it, and if they do then we will progress to the next round."

Form guide

  • Celtic (all competitions): WWDWW
  • Last result: Kilmarnock 0-1 Celtic
  • Barcelona (all competitions): DWLWW
  • Last result: Barcelona 0-0 Malaga

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Celtic win: 12/1
  • Draw: 5/1
  • Barcelona win: 2/7

Team news

Celtic possible XI: Gordon; Lustig, Toure, Sviatchenko, Izaguirre; Brown, Armstrong; Forrest, Rogic, Sinclair; Dembele

Barcelona possible XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Gomes; Messi, Suarez, Neymar