Scotland meets tonight champion team ranked 13th in Serie A in a duel extremely important for the configuration group H.
Celtic have won only one game in this group, but enough to have a chance of qualifying. The Scots have but need a miracle. First you have to win today and Barcelona to impose Amsterdam. Then the last step to remove a point at Camp Nou and in the other group game to have part of a draw. But this scenario difficult, so most realistic hope is for the Scottish third.
The Scots won 3: 1 over the weekend at home against Aberdeen and have already five points ahead in the points. Champions League but things do not go as well, defeating Celtic only Ajax and then losing these games. Home got one goal in both games played. Celtic has eight consecutive games at home in the Champions League who drew winning six of those duels. Neill Lennon believes one match all or nothing. He was pleased with the evolution of his team, less than the first half of the game in Amsterdam and wants his students to continue this trend today. About opponent said that it followed on Saturday with Genoa and while not going through a good shape is a strong team.
Forres James returned after injury which prevented him to be summoned to the national Scotland. Also, Anthony Stokes, can evolve after he missed Saturday’s match because of personal problems. Scott Brown and Nir Baston serving their suspension last stage tonight, while Adam Matthews and Steven Mouyokolo remain long-term absences Scottish taken.
AC Milan are second in the group with five points and with the advantage that in the last match will play at home against Ajax match that likely will decide the team that will accompany Barcelona next phase of the competition. Milanese have a season more than modest. If shaking for Champions League qualification in Serie A is ranked only 13 and is waiting for two trips within six successive days at Catania and Livorno. After the final match against the Scots won the next three games played for Milan in the Champions League ended with goals in both gates.
Massimiliano Allegri considers the Celtic team who play his aggressive game so that students will have to make a good game in terms of technical and tactical. The coach also said that it is natural for fans to be disappointed, but still expect their support.
Allegri has confirmed that Mario Balotelli will start this game from the first minute. In weekend Daniele Bonera has played his first game of the season, but even so milanezii have a long list of unavailable. Marco Amelia, Cristian Zaccardo, Matta, De Sciglio, Giampaolo Pazzini, Sulley Muntari and Stephan El Sharawy are all out for medical reasons.
As I said in tour game Milan managed to win not only the final, scoring both goals in the last 10 minutes of play.