Celtic fans reportedly clashed with riot Police in Madrid ahead of their final Group game against Group leaders Real Madrid.
The Scots are the weeping boys in the Group with only two points after five matches.
They are out of the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League as well after managing two draws and three losses.
On Tuesday, November 2, the team traveled to Spain to take on Group leaders Real Madrid, who are on top of the Group with 10 points and have booked their place in the Round of 16.
Celtic have nothing to play for, but can exit the two competitions honorably if they can secure a win or at least a draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The first leg between the two sides ended in a 3-0 win for Real Madrid, who put up a superior performance against the home side and secured three points and three goals.
Real Madrid will be looking set to complete a double against the visitors in Spain, but it appears tensions are already building up before the match.
According to reports, some groups of Celtic fans are already set for a showdown prior to the game.
There are reports of a bitter clash between Celtic fans and riot Police in Spain ahead of the match.
A group of Celtic fans had reportedly confronted riot police in Madrid after they arrive at the Spanish capital to watch the match.
Sources close to the incident have revealed that cops were seen chasing punters with their batons, sparking a commotion, with tables, chairs, and drinks knocked over.
Some Celtic fans stumbled and fell to the group as the confrontation gathered momentum.
A viral video showing details of the clash has emerged with a number of fans spotted running away from the cops, who were pursuing them with batons.
After the Hoops suffered a 3-0 thumping by Real Madrid in front of their home fans in Scotland, they may be hoping to put up their best against the La Liga champions.
One of their prolific goal-scorers, Jota, is back in the fold and has recorded his name on the scoresheet against Livingston in the Scottish Premier League game last weekend.
Jota has reportedly declared himself fit to face Real Madrid and is hoping to help the team put up a stronger performance against the star-studded opponents.
Meanwhile, despite qualifying for the next round of the competition, Real Madrid still has to fight for the top spot in the group with Leipzig, who are on 9 points.
If Real Madrid slip against Celtic, a win for RB Leipzig will see the Los Blancos drop to second place in the Group, while RB Leipzig takes over the top spot.
Scotland and Rangers – the two contingents from Scotland – are among the worst teams in the Champions League this season.
They have two points each and rock bottom of their group with no qualification to the next round or Europa League. They have also conceded more goals than they have scored.
As for the clash involving Celtic fans in Madrid, the clash must have been caused by fans’ hostile reaction to the plight of Celtic in the group, but as of the time of filing this report, authorities are yet to reveal the cause of the fans’ clash with the Spanish riot Police.
The game between Real Madrid and Celtic in Madrid later today, November 2, 2022, will kick off at 18:45 BST.