CAMERON CARTER-VICKERS returns to action to face Dundee United at Parkhead this afternoon after missing the 5-1 Champions League loss to Real Madrid in the Bernabeu in midweek.
The World Cup-bound US international defender takes over the captain’s armband from keeper Joe Hart for the meeting with the Tayside club who were thrashed 9-0 when the teams met at Tannadice in August.
Carter-Vickers is one of SEVEN changes made by boss Ange Postecoglou from the match in the Spanish capital.
MOMENT OF MAGIC IN MADRID…Filipe Jota celebrates with the Celtic fans after his wonder free-kick.
Anthony Ralston, Alexandro Bernabei, David Turnbull, Filipe Jota, Giorgos Giakoumakis and Sead Haksabanovic all start on this occasion.
Greg Taylor, Carl Starfelt, Liel Abada, Aaron Mooy, Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda drop down to the substitutes’ bench with Josip Juranovic missing from the match day squad.
TEAM: Hart; Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Jenz, Bernabei; O’Riley, Turnbull, Hatate; Jota, Giakoumakis, Haksabanovic. Subs: Siegrist, Taylor, Starfelt, Kyogo, Abada, Mooy, Abildgaard, Maeda, Forrest.
5 MINUTE QUIZ
Earlier today, we asked these five questions in CQN’s new fun 5-minute Quiz.
1: Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada both scored hat-tricks in the 9-0 demolition of Dundee United at Tannadice in August. Can you remember who scored the other goals that day?
2: Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw by United in Glasgow in September last year. Who netted the Hoops goal?
3: Ange Postecoglou’s side required a last-gasp winner to get three points when United visited Parkhead in January. Who was the goal hero?
4: Celtic clinched their tenth title in 11 years following a 1-1 draw at Tannadice in May. Who was the Hoops marksman?
5: Liam Fox will become the third United manager in three games against the champions. Can you name his predecessors?
JUST CHAMPION…Giorgos Giakoumakis celebrates his headed goal in the 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Tannadice in May that confirmed the league title for Celtic.
1: Filipe Jota, Josip Juranovic and Carl Starfelt.
2: Liel Abada.
3: Liel Abada.
4: Giorgos Giakoumakis.
5: Tam Courts and Jack Ross.
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