Celtic vs Real Madrid UCL 2022/23 first Leg, Preview, Predicted XI & more

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Celtic vs Real Madrid UCL 2022/23 First leg, match day 1 Group F

Real Madrid and Celtic will face off in the first matchday of the UCL next season. This will be a highly anticipated match, as both teams have a rich history in European football. Real Madrid will be looking to make a strong start to the campaign, while Celtic will be hoping to upset their opponents. The last time these two teams met was in the 2012/13 season when Real Madrid won 2-0 at Celtic Park.

Celtic vs Real Madrid Preview:

Celtic vs Real Madrid This is the opening match of the former champion Real Madrid in the Champions League. Madrid has been in fine form this season, topping La Liga and looking unstoppable in Europe. They will be keen to make a statement against their old rivals Celtic, who will be looking to shock the Spanish giants. It promises to be an entertaining atmosphere at the Celtic Park, with both sets of fans eager to see their team come out on top. Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr, and Luka Modric as they take on their former side in the opening match of the Champions League. Both sets of fans are eagerly waiting to see their team come out on top.

Real Madrid visits Celtic in the opening game of the 2022-2023 edition of the Champions League. Los Blancos are defending the impressive title they conquered last season and their path to the knockout stages seems to be quite manageable, with Celtic, Leipzig, and Shakhtar as their opponents.

Both team Predicted XI

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Mendy, Tchouameni, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema.

Celtic predicted XI: Hart, Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, O’Riley, Turnbull, Abada, Jota, Glakoumakis.

Team News:

Coach Carlo Ancelotti will likely use the 4-4-2 formation with Valverde on the right wing, as Celtic are a physical team who will play with intensity in their own stadium. Rudiger could be given a chance to start as well, given that Ancelotti will need to think about rotating his players very, very soon.

Kicking off this Group Stage with an away win would be crucial for Real Madrid in order to have an easier road to the next round.


Date: 06/09/2022

Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.

Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

Stream: Paramount+

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