Tune in at 2:45 PM ET as Celtic takes on Barcelona. Rob Sturney will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
I'm Rob Sturney here with the Score's continuing coverage of the UEFA Champions League. Today we've got the second half of Celtic and Barcelona's "home and home" in Glasgow. Barca is atop Group G with 9 points, while Celtic is second with 4 points. The Bhoys are going to be wary of Spartak Moscow in their rear view mirror.
A tense game at Camp Nou ended with a last gasp winner from Jordi Alba at the death as Barca won 2-1.
Barcelona's last La Liga game was a 3-1 defeat of Celta Vigo. Celtic drew with Dundee United 2-2 in the SPL. Both teams lead their domestic leagues.
Lineups: Celtic: Forster, Wilson, Ambrose, Matthews, Lustig; Mulgrew, Commons, Wanyama, Ledley, Samaras; Miku
Barcelona: Valdes, Mascherano, Barta, Alves, Alba; Iniesta, Xavi, Song; Alexis, Pedro, Messi
Tito Vilanova has David Villa and Pique back from injury, but they are on the bench to begin. Song is in the middle of the park instead of Cesc Fabregas. Busquets and Puyol are still out with injuries.
Lennon makes a couple of changes from the lineup we saw a fortnight ago. Matthews is at right back and Miku is at the point of the spear. On first appearance, it looks like Lennon is playing a 4-5-1 to Vilanova's 4-3-3.
Celtic has their usual right back Izaguirre out with injury.
Of course, Chelsea will be facing Shakhtar Donetsk and Braga hosts Man United today as well.
You rest up, man. Tito will bring you in for the last fifteen minutes.
Celtic came oh so close to drawing in the Catalan city, so let's see how they weather the storm of precise passing and movement at Celtic Park. Yesterday was the Bhoy's 125th anniversary.
Barca subs: Pinto, Pique, Villa, Montoya, Fabregas, Dos Santos, Tello
Messi looked a little cold coming off the Barca bus. I bet he wishes snoods were still allowed.
I wonder if Barca will be wearing their sunset change kits today.
Any predictions out there today?
In a fortnight, Celtic will face Benfica and Barca take on Spartak Moscow.
Good to have you, and all the Sandy victims, along with us today.
By the way, I'll be back on Sunday for the Chelsea vs Liverpool match.
A bold prediction! It's hard to deny the tiki-taka attack.
Oh, I was wondering about that . . .
Celtic Park looks resplendent!
Celtic are in their traditional green and white hoops and white shorts. Forster is clad in all gold. Barca sport their traditional blue and sort of burgundy kits.
Valdes is wearing all red.
The Celtic fans are going bonkers today. Holy moley.
Celtic will be attacking from left to right on your screens or mental screens in the first half. Left to right.
1 min: Celtic capture the ball but are turned back to their keeper on the far side of the pitch. It's hard to get through the midfield and Barca emerge with possession.
2 min: My word, it's loud!
Lustig will throw in for Celtic.
2 min: Neither team can get into a rhythm yet as the teams get reacquainted. Song is the hinge to switch the field for the Catalans.
3 min: Pedro cuts inside and finds Messi at the top of the Bhoys' box, but he's muscled off the ball.
4 min: Forster launches the ball towards his counterpart. Song sends it outside to Pedro. It's patient, deliberate stuff from the Blaugrana.
5 min: Marcherano climbs Samaras to reach a high ball and he fouls the Greek. Free kick for Celtic from 40 yards. Played short.
6 min: Lustig cuts the ball into the Barca box, but Mascherano is where it ends up.
6 min: Commans fouls Iniesta and doesn't get a yellow for the late challenge. Xavi shot but found Alexis at the top of the six. The Chilean couldn't divert the ball past Forster.