On Tuesday, Scottish powerhouses Celtic and Real Madrid will face off in Glasgow in what is arguably the best matchup of the opening round of Champions League group-stage matches.
In the first seven games of the 2022–23 season, Celtic has won every game, while Real Madrid has won its first five games, including four in La Liga.
Celtic’s 4-0 hammering of arch rivals Rangers on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership helped the Hoops go five points ahead of the Gers at the top of the standings, which was a perfect warm-up for this game.
It will be interesting to see how the Scottish juggernauts fare in this year’s campaign after Celtic last advanced from their group in the European Cup in 2012–13, placing second in Group G before losing 5-0 to Juventus in the round of 16.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, is the current champion of the European Cup after defeating Liverpool 1-0 in the championship game last year.
Los Blancos, the current Spanish champions, have already won a trophy this year after defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the UEFA Super Cup at the beginning of last month.
The team led by Carlo Ancelotti has likewise had a perfect start to the current season, triumphing over Almeria, Celta Vigo, Espanyol, and Real Betis.