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Celtic and Alashkert meet at Celtic Park, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (1st Qualifying Round), after the victory outside Celtic by (0-3) in the first leg.
The home team comes to this second leg with a 3-goal advantage, after the away win by (0-3) in the first leg. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Celtic won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Their defense has been very strong, as they only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their attack has scored with regularity, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Celtic come into this game motivated, having won a first leg victory of this tie, beating Alashkert by 0-3: the goals were scored by Édouard, Forrest and McGregor. In this home game, coach Brendan Rodgers should use the usual 3-5-2, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks: Callum McGregor is one of those responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. On the other hand, Musa Dembélé is the most dangerous player in this Celtic formation, being a very powerful and effective player in the finalization. Everything indicates that the coach can count on all his players.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a dismay of 3 goals and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. In the last 10 away matches Alashkert has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 9 of the last 20 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals.
The Alashkert comes to this game with a defeat against Celtic, by 0-3, that is, is practically eliminated from this phase of the Champions League. It is important to emphasize that this club was the great winner of the Armenian Championship. Normally coach Varuzhan Sukiasyan presents on the field a cautious strategy, aligned at 4-3-3, with Nenadovic being the freest player on the attack front: this player is one of the most dangerous on the attack front. There are no absences of weight for this game.
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