Key Battles: Barcelona vs Celtic

We take a look at some of the key match-ups ahead of Celtic's visit to Barcelona on Tuesday night.

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Celtic face Barcelona in their final Champions League game of the season on Wednesday.

PEDRO v MIKAEL LUSTIG

Left-winger Pedro grabbed two goals as Barcelona eased past minnows Cartagena in the Copa del Rey at the weekend and his ability to cut in on his right foot will give the in-form Lustig a tough shift. The Swede has excelled going forward in recent weeks but his focus will be on defending in the Nou Camp.

ANDRES INIESTA v SCOTT BROWN

Iniesta returns to the squad following a hamstring injury and his creativity will be crucial for Barca amid the absence of the injured Lionel Messi. Brown is also back after a three-game European ban and needs to have a positive game after his needless red card cost Celtic in their 1-0 home defeat against the Catalans.

CARLES PUYOL v ANTHONY STOKES

Stokes continues his quest for a first Champions League goal on the back of the boost of ending an eight-game barren spell at Motherwell on Friday. The Irishman faces one of the hardest opponents a striker can come up against with Puyol still a fearsome competitior despite recent injury problems.



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