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VALENCIA v CELTIC: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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VALENCIA have only lost one of their previous five games against Celtic in European competition, winning three and drawing one.

* HENRIK LARSSON got the only goal of the game against the Spaniards at Parkhead in 2002, but the visitors went through on penalty-kicks.

* CELTIC haven’t won a knock-out game away from home in European competition since April 2003 when they defeated Boavista 1-0 in the UEFA Cup semi-final. Larsson was the scorer again.

* THE Hoops have lost seven of their eight games on their travels and drawn one. They have failed to score on all eight occasions.

* VALENCIA are on a five-game winning streak in the Europa League at the Mestalla with an aggregate of 17-2.

* CELTIC have never won away from home against a Spanish opponent in European competition, playing 17, losing 14 and drawing three. In their previous two ties against tonight’s opponents they have lost 4-2 in 1962/63 and 1-0 in 2001/02.

* BOBBY CARROLL claimed Celtic’s first European goals in the 4-2 loss.

* RUBEN SOBRINO scored on his Europa League debut for Valencia by netting in against Scott Bain last week.

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from Valencia v Celtic tonight – only in your champion CQN.

 
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