Re: UEFA Champions/Europa League 2012-13 Thread
Always love how whenever the Champions League anthem gets played at Celtic Park it gets met with an incredible roar until the end of the song, whereas seemingly every other ground just stays quiet.
It is Barca's prerogative to rest players for what is essentially a dead tie to them, but I agree with Magsimus it is horrible luck for Celtic who had to fight for everything against a full strength side. I still wouldn't be shocked if they beat Benfica though, especially at home. Celtic as well really should be fancied to not lose at home, given their impeccable CL record at Celtic Park.
Hope Celtic go through, though I'd hate to draw them again. Played them twice already in recent years that the glamour in the tie has really diminished. If I wasn't low on funds and they hadn't finished group winners, I'd be praying for Dortmund away because it might be the only game bar Sheff Weds/Bristol City away I'd consider going to again with 'Big United'.
Still not convinced Chelsea are out of the competition either. They could obviously have been in a better position at the start of the night, but there's also far worse positions (such as having to play Shakhtar or Juve away in the last game needing a result).