Celtic team vs Bayer Leverkusen confirmed; Big return, TV details, fans react
Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League tonight, per the official club website.
The full match squad is as follows:
Starting XI – Hart, Bitton, Kyogo, Turnbull, Jota, Carter-Vickers, McGregor, Forrest, Ralston, Welsh, Juranovic.
Substitutes – Bain, Oluwayemi, Scales, Ajeti, Abada, Soro, McCarthy, Johnston, Urhoghide, Shaw, Murray, Montgomery.
The manager has made one change to his team in Germany from the weekend’s semi-final against St Johnstone.
James Forrest comes into the team to replace Liel Abada after his impressive cameo and goalscoring appearance off the bench on Saturday. It’s his first start for over three months.
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It’s a very attacking line-up as you’d expect and it’s clear there will be no fear from Celtic this evening in terms of taking the game to the Germans.
Ange believes Celtic will learn nothing from a defensive outlook, so let’s see what we can achieve against a Bundesliga team.
Tonight’s match is live on BT Sport 3 in the UK & Ireland, with coverage and analysis presented from an empty Celtic Park due to the farcical situation regarding Chris Sutton and Ibrox.
Celtic TV do not hold broadcast rights so their coverage will be limited to audio for worldwide subscribers.
Elsewhere, BBC Radio Scotland will also be providing live commentary across their platforms.
Fan reaction to Celtic team vs Bayer Leverkusen
Fans are delighted to see Forrest involved, as you’d expect. Elsewhere, there’s a strong feeling this is about as good an eleven as we could field right now, taking into account injuries for Tom Rogic, Carl Starfelt and Christopher Jullien.
We have talent on the pitch tonight. Can they prove they’ve made massive progress since the 4-0 defeat at Celtic Park?
These supporters have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the line-up…
Wee jamesy with a start. CMON THE HOOPS! Intae them! https://t.co/Jz16TG8PSF— ραяα∂ιѕє ρℓαqυєѕ (@ParadisePlaques) November 25, 2021
Come on you Bhoys in Green 🍀 https://t.co/CBGu55B3IE— Duncan Darlison 👽 (@qprduncan) November 25, 2021
Perfect team https://t.co/qqvim6nzPF— Scott (@scottdruidbeans) November 25, 2021
Big Ange has been talking big in the build up. Trounced at home but they’re in a far better state now. Still could be a long evening though. MTH https://t.co/vKORUKC1h4— Pádraigh O'Donovan (@pods_o) November 25, 2021
What a team.— McGinlay 🎙 (@TheRyanMcGinlay) November 25, 2021
Let’s do this 🍀👊 https://t.co/mXgyLT4Tpn
One change to the side, as was probably expected after Saturday’s game— Lewis Laird (@LewisLaird01) November 25, 2021
Good to see Celtic B’s Tobi Oluwayemi and Dane Murray on the bench once again for tonight 👏 https://t.co/Z9kvXt3uwX
Yaaaas Jamesy , into them celtic 👊🏼 https://t.co/d7Bh16Mxfs— seg (@Rankin_67) November 25, 2021