Real Madrid host an already eliminated Celtic side who are playing for pride alone at the Bernabeu. Madrid sit pretty at the top of Group F although must equal or better Leipzig’s result against Shaktar after they lost to the German’s last time out.
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Madrid are yet to lose a game in Spain and have won 10 of their 12 domestic games. They did hit their first hurdle in their 3-2 loss to Leipzig in the last matchweek though.
As far as stats go, Madrid are untouchable and sit at the top of La Liga, and the numbers tell the story so far.
Celtic’s story is very similar, and they’ve dominated every department in Scotland.
That being said, Europe is a step beyond them and they’re winless in 5, scoring just 3 goals and conceding 10.
Their last meeting with Madrid was a 3-0 loss, despite the Scots having more corners (5 vs 3), only 2 less shots (10 vs 12) and the same number of cards (1).
Madrid field a strong lineup, with only Benzema not making the starting 11.
Celtic have an almost full health team, and despite having nothing to play for are line up in full strength.
Kyogo Furuhashi starts up top, with Maeda just edging out Jota who returned from an injury off the bench (with a goal) on the weekend.
Player Shots and Shots on Target
Valverde tops the shots on target of all the starters, and Ancelotti’s desires for him to grab more goals is coming to fruition.
Brazilians Rodrygo and Vinicius are the others to watch, with Rodrygo starting as the furthest forward.
Celtic’s front three are the ones to watch and they’ve been on fine form in Scotland. Liel Abada, James Forrest and Kyogo Furuhashi have all averaged over 3 shots per 90.
Don’t expect the same freedom tonight, but if Real Madrid ease up at all they can expect at least some attacking spark.
Player Goals and Assists
Vinicius and Valverde are top scorers for Madrid and will be looking to up their tally in the Champions League tonight.
Rodrygo has also been involved in 8 goals in just 10 appearances.
Only 3 goals in the Champions League for Celtic this season, although the goalscorers aren’t set to start.
Giakoumakis (vs Shakhtar), Jota (vs Leipzig) and Bondarenko (OG) will hope to get on the scoresheet again via the bench.
Real Madrid Cards
Toni Kroos has managed almost a card every 3 games in La Liga and Luka Modric has been his partner in crime.
The Celtic wingers and full-backs will hope to draw as many fouls as they have done so far when they break on the counter.
Greg Taylor, James Forrest and a fresh Jota off the bench are the ones to watch.
Match-ups to watch:
Toni Kroos vs Reo Hatate
Dani Carvajal vs Greg Taylor
Luka Modric vs Matt O’Riley
Three of Celtics back four managed to pick up a card on the weekend, and those three top the discipline charts.
The defence are going to have a real task on their hands with the tricky Brazilian feet of Vinicius and Rodrygo.
Match-ups to watch:
Josip Juranovic vs Vinicius
Moritz Jenz vs Rodrygo
Greg Taylor vs Federico Valverde
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Real Madrid vs Celtic
Real Madrid average 1.33 cards per game.
Celtic average 1.75 cards per game.
Celtic have dropped out of Europe.
Real Madrid have already qualified for knockouts.
Rodrygo has made 8 goal contributions in 10 La Liga appearances (4 goals 4 assists).
Celtic have conceded 10 goals in 5 UCL games.
Rodrygo has 2 goals and 1 assist in 5 UCL appearances this campaign.
He scored 5 goals in 11UCL appearances (4 starts) last season.
Real Madrid concede 3.75 corners per game in La Liga.
Celtic average 7.55 corners per game in SPL.
Celtic managed 5 corners against Madrid last time out.
Celtic have managed 5+ corners in all ther UCL games this season (5, 5, 5, 8, 5)