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The Kenyan will be be suspended for the home tie against Spartak Moscow after picking his third yellow card in the 1-2 defeat to Benfica on Tuesday

Celtic will have to negotiate their last Group match in the UEFA Champions League without influential midfielder Victor Wanyama.

The Kenyan - who scored a vital goal during Celtic's historic 2-1 win over Barcelona on Match Day Four of this competition - will be be suspended for the home tie against Spartak Moscow, after picking his third yellow card in the group stage against Benfica on Tuesday.

UEFA rules stipulate that a player who accumulates three yellow cards in different matches in this competition be suspended for the following game.

Besides the latest booking, Wanyama was also carded in the reverse fixture against the Portuguese side in the opening group match at Celtic Park and against Spartak Moscow in Russia during the following match.

Celtic's 2-1 defeat to the Portuguese side saw the Scottish side relinquish the second spot in Group G to the victors courtesy of the head to head rule.

Neil Lennon's side will now have to win the final group game at home to the Russian opposition and pray that Benfica drop points against Barcelona to be assured of qualification to the knockout phase.

Barcelona booked a place in the last sixteen after thrashing Spartak Moscow 3-0 in the early fixture on Tuesday.


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