By Amos Burkeywo
Victor Wanyama is set to play Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday.
The Scottish champion Glasgow Celtic will face Real Madrid, the Spanish giants at Lincoln Financial Field, in a game that is part of the 2012 World Football Challenge that takes place this summer in North America.
Real Madrid who have the best players in the world including Cristiano Ronaldo who came second after Barcelona's Lionel Messi winner of the FIFA's 2012 Ballon d'Or, beat Italian giants, AC Milan 5-1 in Herbalife World Football Challenge matches at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
Celtic intends to use this match as part of their preparations towards the Champions League match play-off round against Swedish Helsingborg.
Celtic had registered a 2-0 win over HJK Helsinki in Finland on Wednesday, which sealed a 4-1 aggregate victory.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon says Real Madrid is a better side and the players are on form. He argues that this will present them with an opportunity to test a few of his young players in preparation for the Champions League.
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell also added that the match will allow them to promote Celtic and Scottish football across the USA, something that they have been doing for a number of years with great success.
The probable line-up for Real Madrid (4-2-3-1) will include: Casillas; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Alonso, Lass; Jese, Ozil, Ronaldo; Higuain while Celtic will feature (4-3-3): Forster; Matthews, Rogne, Mulgrew, Izaguirre; Brown, Wanyama, Ledley; Commons, Hooper, Samaras.
Victor Wanyama, Kenya’s powerhouse is touted to join Arsenal or Manchester United will be under watch as he plays against Ronaldo.