Celtic’s Champions League opponents Anderlecht are facing an injury crisis ahead of their Tuesday night trip to Parkhead, according to a report.
Belgian news outlet Het Nieuwsblad, as translated by the Scottish Sun, claims that Romanian attacking midfield duo, Alexandru Chipciu and Nicolae Stanciu, who signed for a combined £12million last year, are set to miss the game as both players are suffering from adductor injuries.
The news is a blow for the Belgian champions who need to win by three goals in Glasgow to try and pip the Hoops to third place in the Champions League group and a place in the Europa League.
Anderlecht defeated Lokeren 2-1 at the weekend, and currently sit in third place in Belgium’s First Division A, seven points behind leaders Club Brugge.
A much changed Celtic side also won at the weekend, defeating Motherwell 5-1 thanks to a hat-trick by Odsonne Edouard and a double from James Forrest.
The first match between the Scottish and Belgium champions in September resulted in a emphatic 3-0 victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side, thanks to goals from Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair.
The win has been the highlight of an up and down Champions League campaign for the Bhoys.
There was another good performance against Bayern Munich in Glasgow, albeit in a game which the German side won 2-1, whilst the bad came in two heavy defeats to PSG, who won 5-0 at Celtic Park and 7-1 in Paris.
In other Celtic news, the team expected to start against Anderlecht has been named