A little bit of Barcelona in the heart of Glasgow


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La Liga giants have arrived in Glasgow ahead of their Champions League qualifier against Celtic tomorrow night and to welcome the fans to what will in all likelihood be a bitterly cold Glasgow afternoon, Merchant Square in Merchant City will be transformed into a special Celtic-Barca fanzone.

Over 500 Barcelona fans will be bussed straight to Merchant Square when they arrive in Glasgow, and piped into the courtyard. Live entertainment will be put on for both sets of fans to enjoy leading up to the game.

This will include a ceilidh along with a traditional Scottish band, a DJ, a traditional Catalan group and of course the obligatory Catalan translator.

The festivities will kick off at 12 noon, with the match being shown on the giant screen in the square from 7.45pm.

Jenni Morrison at Merchant Square said: “Merchant Square is the place to be for any Celtic or Barça fan fortunate enough to find themselves in Glasgow on Wednesday.

“Celtic FC and Barcelona FC enjoy a friendly relationship and Merchant Square will ensure a fantastic party atmosphere on the day – we’re definitely the place to be to watch the match if you don’t have a ticket!”

The Square’s big screen will be showing old Celtic v Barcelona matches before the match, while Merchant Square will be decorated throughout with FC Barcelona and Catalan flags.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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