It’s very rare that Celtic play any sort of game at home and we’re the underdogs.
Tonight, we meet German giants Bayern Munich, in game four of this season’s Champions League at what’s sure to be a bouncing Celtic Park.
Our previous encounter in Munich a fortnight ago, left the Bhoys reeling after a comprehensive three nil defeat, with only the SMSM drooling about the result. When you consider the chances the home side had, 3-0 wasn’t that bad a scoreline.
Just to clutch at a couple of straws from the game, Broonie and Stuart Armstrong were just returning from injury, and we had a perfectly good goal by Scott Sinclair disallowed near the end of the game. Consolation or not, it should have stood.
Anyway, that’s in the past.
This evening our task will be no less daunting, and to put things into perspective, Bayern enter the Champions League with a view to winning the trophy, Celtic on the other hand, have a reasonable ambition to play in Europe after Christmas.
Achieving that would be progress for Brendan and the Bhoys.
Whether we can take any points tonight remains to be seen. Both teams have injuries, although the impact on the respective squads tells its own story.
But who knows? Over the years Celtic have hosted numerous ‘big name’ European opponents, including Bayern Munich, and done very well. This Halloween, Celtic might just give the Bavarians a fright….