Bayern – Celtic
Bayern Munich hosts Celtic in a match from Group B of the UEFA Champions League.This is going to be Jupp Heynckes’ debut in the Champions League since he replaced Carlo Ancelotti at the helm. Not a real debut, of course, because he has won the competition with Bayern, but a debut since he was appointed as a manager until the end of the season.Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti as a Bayern Munich manager after the Bavarians suffered a heavy 0-3 defeat against the other top dog in the group PSG. He already started his latest adventure with a win in the Bundesliga. Now he will try to repeat it against Celtic in the Champions League.Bayern Munich and Celtic have the same amount of points in the group so far – per 3. But of course, it doesn’t mean that these two teams are equal in terms of quality. No, Bayern is a much better team and now they will be motivated to show it after the huge loss against PSG in Paris.As for Celtic, their ultimate goal in this group remains finishing 3rd and continuing in Europa League. Celtic already made an important step in this direction, beating Anderlecht on Belgian soil. This was a crucial step for them in the fight with Anderlecht for the third spot in the group.It’s really curious to see how Jupp Heynckes is going to change things at Bayern. The last weeks or months of Carlo Ancelotti’s helm showed us that the Bavarians need some changes if they want to achieve their goals this season. And the goals are always the same – winning the Bundesliga and the Champions League. Heynckes is an experienced manager and he knows how to improve the situation. Let’s watch and see if he’d be able to do it.