Team News: Giorgios Samaras starts for Celtic

Team News: Samaras starts for Celtic
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Giorgios Samaras starts for Celtic in tonight's Champions League encounter with Barcelona at Parkhead.

Giorgios Samaras has been passed fit to start for Celtic in tonight's Champions League encounter with Barcelona at Parkhead.

The Greek striker had been a doubt for the match with an ankle injury.

Kris Commons will be joined in midfield by Victor Wanyama, Joe Ledley and Charlie Mulgrew, while Miku partners Samaras in attack. Scott Brown and Gary Hooper miss the contest through injury.

Alex Songis given a starting berth in the Barca midfield with Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez and Pedro are all up front for the visitors.

Celtic: Forster; Lustig, Ambrose, Wilson, Matthews; Commons, Wanyama, Ledley, Mulgrew; Miku, Samaras

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Bartra, Jordi Alba; Song, Xavi, Iniesta; Messi, Alexis, Pedro

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