Posted September 30, 2013 on
AP on Fox
After getting off to winning starts in the Champions League, Barcelona and AC Milan face tricky away games in Group H.
Here are five things to know about the Celtic-Barcelona and Ajax-AC Milan matches on Tuesday:
ANOTHER TEARFUL NIGHT FOR ROD STEWART?
It was one of the most remarkable results in Champions League history, and even reduced rock star Rod Stewart to tears of joy in the crowd. Scottish side Celtic beat Lionel Messi and the rest of Barcelona's superstars 2-1 at Celtic Park in the group stage last season. Barcelona even struggled at home against the Scottish champions, scoring late for a 2-1 win at Camp Nou. Barca's record of just two wins from six matches in Scotland suggests this will be no pushover, despite the huge gulf in class in the squads. ''I think it will be very unprofessional of them if they didn't think that we were a threat,'' Celtic playmaker Kris Commons said.
Celtic's chances of causing another upset ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Barcelona's Lionel Messi will be sidelined for two to three weeks with an injury to his right leg, ruling him out of Tuesday's Champions League match at Celtic and two World Cup qualifiers for Argentina.
Messi hurt a muscle in his right thigh after scoring in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Almeria on Saturday.
It is Messi's second leg injury of the season. He missed the...
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta concedes losing Lionel Messi for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Celtic is a blow but has pointed out the Catalan giants are no one-man team.
Messi has been ruled out for up to three weeks after suffering a thigh injury during Saturday's 2-0 Primera Division victory at Almeria , a result that saw Barca set a club record...
Lionel Messi has been substituted after scoring in Barcelona 's match at Almeria on Saturday following an apparent injury.
Messi asked to be substituted after his goal to give Barcelona a 1-0 lead. He walked off the pitch in the 29th minute, with Xavi Hernandez replacing him.
Barcelona plays at Celtic on Tuesday in the Champions League .
Messi missed the second round of this...
Lionel Messi has been substituted after scoring in Barcelona's match at Almeria on Saturday following a right leg injury.
The club said on its official Twitter account that ''Messi has a muscle injury in his right thigh'' and that he would undergo more tests on Sunday.
Barcelona plays at Celtic on Tuesday in the Champions League.
Messi gave Barcelona a 1-0...
Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona's Champions League visit to Celtic after suffering a thigh injury in the Catalan side's 2-0 La Liga win over Almeria.
The Argentine helped himself to his 11th goal of the season before hobbling off after 28 minutes and his club confirmed that a scan showed he would miss "two to three weeks".
This means that the forward will miss...
The iconic Lionel Messi had a very up-and-down match on the road at Almeria Saturday.
First his goal to open the scoring in the 28th minute extended his La Liga record for career away goals with 101 with the former record-holder the Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez with 99.
Just following the goal however Messi asked to be removed with what appears to be a thigh muscle injury according...
F.C. Barcelona (Photo by David Ramos)
History in the making
F.C. Barcelona has broken yet another record this season: they’re off to the best start in the history of the team with seven straight wins. Although the team’s style of play is still shaping, they managed to beat Almeria 2-0 on Saturday. Lionel Messi scored the first goal with a magnificent play at the 21st minute and...
Lionel Messi has been a soccer star since he was a teenager, so few can understand what it’s like to grow up in the public eye.
Luckily, Sergio Aguero, was available to set Messi at ease and conduct a recent interview with the FC Barcelona and Argentina goal machine.
As Messi prepared for yet another interview (where he would probably answer the same bland questions in his usual...
Ghanaian youngster Shadrach Eghan
Ghanaian youngster Shadrach Eghan believes his limited height will be his great asset in his football career just like superstars Xavi and Lionel Messi.
The 19-year-old has been a revelation in the Dutch top flight since signing a professional contract with FC Twente last year.
Eghan’s impressive displays in the Eredivisie has caught the attention...
Every hero has his foe. And likewise, every legendary team seems to have that one opponent that inexplicably gets the better of them each time, even if they are inferior in every way.
When they met in the Barcelona 's Camp Nou last season, Celtic very nearly came away with a draw, deprived only by a 94th-minute Jordi Alba winner. Two weeks later, Celtic went ahead 2-0 and held...
Surrounded by stewards and facing the wrath of a three-deep line of seething home fans, Neymar was being escorted out of Celtic Park just as Neil Lennon launched his criticism of the Barcelona winger.
''I don't think Neymar does himself any favors by the way he behaves at times,'' the Celtic manager said. ''Our supporters are very respectful of great...
Barcelona capitalized on the needless sending-off of Celtic captain Scott Brown to overcome the plucky Scottish champions 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Cesc Fabregas grabbing a 75th-minute winner.
Missing the injured Lionel Messi, Barca produced a flat performance at the ground where it memorably lost in last year's group stage but the game turned when Brown was...