£12million attacking duo ruled out of Celtic v Anderlecht - reports
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.
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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