Tuesday, March 04, 2008
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ...
BARCELONA - GLASGOW CELTIC
Celtic were unlucky in the first leg, not by losing 3-2, but in meeting a Barce team at the very top of their game, who put in, arguably, their best performance of the season.
The hosts are unlikely to play as well again, of course, they might not have to.
Celtic have a mountain to climb and will probably be happy to come away with their pride intact and give their 15,000 (!) travelling support, something to cheer.
The two met in 2004, when, after a 3-1 Barce win at Celtic Park, the two played out a 1-1 draw here, Celtic also claimed a 0-0 draw in the UEFA Cup, earlier the same year, so are unbeaten in two visits.
Hosts go through with a draw, or even a narrow defeat, visitors are a little outclassed, but will never lay down, I can only take one side under the circumstances.
5 points Celtic +1.5 goals 2.19 asian line.