La Liga champions Real Madrid are all set to play Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the FIFA Club World Cup semifinal on Wednesday night.

The UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid will kick start their title defending charge with an away match against Celtic.

Celtic will play in Group F of this season’s Champions League alongside Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Madrid won a record-extending 14th title after a slim 1-0 victory over Liverpool in Paris on May 28.

Madrid are also the reigning Spanish champions, and they already claimed some silverware this season, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 in the UEFA Super Cup.

The hosts have won all 7 of their games this season and come into the game after a morale-boosting 4-0 victory over rivals Rangers.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have won 5 games and sit at the top of La Liga after a 2-1 win against Betis over the weekend.

Celtic last advanced through their group in 2012-13, finishing second in Group G, before going down 5-0 to Juventus in the round of 16.

Will Carlo Ancelotti’s side kick off their campaign with a win? Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Celtic vs Real Madrid start?

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at the Celtic Park.

Celtic vs Real Madrid team news

Kyogo Furuhashi injured his shoulder at the weekend and will sit this one out, joining Carl Starfelt on the sidelines.

Liel Abada and Jota were prolific against Rangers and will lead the attacking line for the hosts.

The visitors do not have main injury concerns ahead of this clash and Ancelotti has a full squad to choose from.

Federico Valverde and Toni Kroos sat out the weekend clash with Betis but the pair is likely to return to the starting XI.

Aurelien Tchouameni has made a positive start to his life in Madrid and will retain his starting role.

The duo of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior will remain the selected pair in attack.

Celtic vs Real Madrid head to head

Madrid have won the only match these two have played against each other, a 2-1 victory in 2012.

Celtic vs Real Madrid current form

This match has the potential to be a cracker as both teams come into the game having won all of their last 5 matches.

Celtic vs Real Madrid prediction

Goals are expected from both teams in this clash but the visitors have enough experience to start their campaign off with a win.

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