Cluj and Celtic face in Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 06-07-2013, in a match that ended the final score: Celtic (1-2) Cluj.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round), the home team eliminated: Maccabi Tel Aviv and Astana. The team arrives at this match after a victory outside with Chindia Târgovişte by (1‑4). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, the Cluj won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but his attack has marked with regularly, as he scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 21 of their last 52 games ended with Under 1,5 goals and 34 in 52 ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 9 games, he got the comeback in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 home games for all competitions: he scored 3 of his 6 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
The Cluj arrives on this day with a 1-4 victory in the trip to the Targoviste stadium, for the Romanian championship. To reach this third round of the Champions League, the Romanians had to beat Astana and Maccabi TA. In this first match against Celtic, coach Dan Petrescu should line up his players in a 4-3-3, favoring a more direct style of play, as he will face a very difficult opponent. Midfielder Emmanuel Culio is a very strong player in the pass and in the organization of the offensive process. All players are available to face Celtic.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round) after having played previous qualifiers with: Nõmme Kalju and Sarajevo. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with St. Johnstone by (7-0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Celtic won 7, drew 2 and lost 1.
In this competition, he won the last 4 games he played. His attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 4 games for this competition.
The Celtic team comes to this match with a 7-0 victory against St. Johnstone, in a match for the Scottish Championship. In the previous rounds of the Champions League, the Scots eliminated Sarajevo and Kalju. Coach Neil Lennon should favor the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks, looking for striker Odsonne Edouard on most occasions: this athlete is a very powerful and very strong player in the finalization. We emphasize that those in Scotland have quality to maintain possession and score. There are no weight absences for this game.