Celtic will play our last match in Edinburgh tonight due to the Commonwealth games, but with luck or good play, not our last in the Champions League game this season. Many have written us off. On our day we can beat this team 5-0 easy. The starting 11 is CRUCIAL. Ronny must close the back door. I said before the 1st leg he had to do that but we were far too open. We must find a balance between defence and attack. The danger man for Legia Miroslav Radović I pinpointed in the pre-match blog last week. We must lose one player to take him out the game, if we do so we can beat them. An early goal is crucial, first 10 minutes perhaps, if we can get the early goal and get the defence right we have a chance. I would personally play Lustig with Van Dijk in the heart of the defence, Matthews and Izzy as full backs, a straight midfield 4, not a diamond, we must keep the lines between defence and midfield tight. I would have Johansen and Kayal in the middle of the park, with Forrest (Who has been training) on the right if he makes (Rather than a fit Mulgrew) with McGregor on the other side, up front I would play Commons behind Griffiths. A good solid 4-4-2
The first leg we were far too open, Ronny got it right in the end but we were 3-1 and a man down, so let’s hope he has watched some video of the team in the last two seasons in Europe. I fear he will start with Jo Inge Berget but might have to. The other option is Mulgrew left midfield swinging in crosses, he can do that, I just don’t see him in the centre of the park, he loses the ball too much.
Matthews, Lustig, Van Dijk, Izaguirre
McGregor, Kayal, Johansen, Forrest/Mulgew
I think we can do it, we did it last year, we can do it again. It will be a nail biter. TCN and I will be there with live up to the second text commentary. An early goal, proper starting 11, the best players in position and I think we could win this game 5-0. We need to keep Miroslav Radović quiet, he is their only real good player. If we can do all this we go through. We have the away goal. Legia get the first goal it’s game over. If we lose we go into the final qualifying stage for the inferior Europa League
Come on Celtic, we can do this