Champions League Benfica – Celtic Match Preview,Watch live online,Prediction,Lineups,Team news
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) — Lisboa
Referee: V. Kassai
November 20, 2012 2:45 PM EST
This is definitely one of the more interesting games of the fifth round of the Champions league, considering that it is a direct encounter for the equity in the next round of Champions league.
Celtic has absolutely surprised everyone in the last round at home when the Scots managed to beat the favored Barcelona, and now is just two points behind, while Benfica has also celebrated at home against Spartak Moscow and automatically moved to the third position, but still has three points less than the Scottish champion.
Therefore they have now imperative of win if they want to stay in the game for the other place which leads in the next round.
Until now Celtic has lost every of its visits to the Portuguese capital side,while Benfica is still unbeaten at home in national league this season.
Otherwise, it should also be said that their first match in Glasgow ended without goals.
Benfica Team News
Coach Jorge Jesus again can count on defender Luisao who is back in the team after a two-month suspension.
Benfica probable lineup : Artur;Pereira, Jardel, Garay, Almeida;
Matic, Gaitan, Perez;Lima, Cardozo, Rodrigo
Celtic Team News
Celtic manager Neil Lennon, can’t count on midfielder James Forrest,as well as on Scott Brown, Gary Hooper and Joe Ledley,while important players Kris Commons and Georgios Samaras will be available.
Celtic Probable lineup : Forster;Matthews, Ambrose, Wilson, Mulgrew;
Brown, Wanyama, ;Comons, Ledley, Lassad;Samaras
Match Prediction : Given the current situation on the table Benfica players do not have too many choices in this game, because only a win still leaves them in a game to qualify to the next round, and we think they are more than capable to do so.Benfica to win.
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