Celtic’s upcoming match against Valencia in the Europa League will bring back memories of recent matches against Spanish opposition.

No one who saw it will ever forget the 2-1 win over Barcelona in 2012. The victory saw Tony Watt become a Hoops legend overnight with what turned out to be the winning goal in the game.

Tony Watt celebrates his winning goal against Barcelona in 2012 (Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)

If Celtic are to pull off a similar shock and beat Valencia, they will be looking for a new Tony Watt. Luckily, it looks like they might have one in the squad.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Timothy Weah is more than capable of becoming the hero that Watt was seven years ago.


Watt came on as a substitute against Barcelona, and it was his pace which lead to his famous goal.

(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Weah is possibly even faster than Watt, and his pace could cause a tiring Valencia defence all kinds of problems.


The recent arrival from PSG is an impact player, and a role as a second-half substitute suits his style of play. Oliver Burke may be just as fast as Weah, but he is more effective on the wing.

Beating Valencia wouldn’t’t be the seismic shock that beating Barcelona was.  It would still be a significant victory though, and Weah is more than capable of being a difference maker for the Hoops.


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