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Cameron Carter-Vickers ruled out of final Champions League game

The USA international has been ruled out of the Bernabeu game.

Celtic defender Cameron Carter-Vickers out of Real Madrid Champions League game SNS Group

Cameron Carter-Vickers will miss Celtic’s last Champions League game of the season when they play Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Ange Postecoglou confirmed the defender has been ruled out of the game against the European champions at the Bernabeu stadium.

The 24-year-old has been left back in Glasgow after pulling up “a bit sore” from the weekend’s game.

Celtic beat Livingston 3-0 at Almondvale on Sunday and the manager believes the West Lothian side’s artificial pitch could have played a part.

He said: “Cameron pulled a bit sore from the game on Sunday. The artificial pitch wasn’t great for him, so we’ve left him at home.

“Everyone else apart from Callum (McGregor) is fit and available. We’re looking forward to it.”

The USA international, who was signed from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer after a successful loan spell, has captained the side in recent weeks in the absence of Callum McGregor.

The Hoops only have pride to play for the final game with bottom of the group already guaranteed with only two points from their first five games.

Portuguese winger Jota could return to the starting lineup after coming off the bench against Livingston to score the third goal.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who lifted the trophy for a 14th time in May, won the reverse fixture in Glasgow 3-0.