On Tuesday 23 October 2012, Scottish Champions Celtic will be away to Barcelona for a round three 2012/13 Group ‘G’ UEFA Champions League clash.
Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama will be missing that tie, one that would have been perhaps been the biggest of his life.
This follows after the youngster was slapped with a yellow card in a round-two game away to Spartak Moscow played on Tuesday 2 October 2012 at Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadium.
Referee Tony Chapron
In that game, Wanyama, picking up his fifth Champions League game, inadvertently clipped the heels of Spartak’s clipping De Zeeuw when giving chase from behind at the half hour mark.
Despite his plea of innocence, centre referee Tony Chapron from France handed him a yellow card effectively ending his Camp Nou dream.
Wanyama initialing the first goal
Pre game, Wanyama had stated he would by all means avoid getting cards so as to feature in all games.
In the Spartak game, Celtic won 2-3 with Wanyama initiating the first goal of the game on 13 minutes.
Celtic is currently second in the four-team Group ‘G’.