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Celtic vs Anderlecht

Celtic could also be out of the operating for the Champions Leagueknock-out phases, however the Bhoys might but lengthen their European journey into the brand new yr.
Something apart from defeat will e book Celtic’s place within the Europa League, and having defeated Anderlecht Three-Zero in Belgium earlier within the marketing campaign, Brendan Rodgers’s facet can be optimistic forward of Tuesday’s conflict.
Anderlecht, in the meantime, should higher that outcome towards Celtic to succeed in the Europa League through the head-to-head document. Which means a Four-Zero win… and who would guess on that?
Right here’s what you might want to know forward of the match.

Workforce information

Moussa Dembele and Nir Bitton return to the Celtic squad for the Champions League conflict towards Anderlecht at Parkhead on Tuesday night time.

The French striker has recovered from an ankle harm and the Israel midfielder has shrugged off a knock.
On-loan winger Patrick Roberts has returned to dad or mum membership Manchester Metropolis after struggling a recurrence of a hamstring criticism which might preserve him out for 3 months.
Provisional squad: Gordon, Lustig, Tierney, Gamboa, Simunovic, Sviatchenko, Boyata, Ntcham, Brown, Bitton, Armstrong, Rogic, McGregor, Forrest, Sinclair, Hayes, Griffiths, Dembele, Ajer, Edouard, Kouassi, De Vries.

Tips on how to observe

The match can be proven dwell on BT Sport. Kick-off is 7.45pm at Celtic Park, Glasgow.
Alternately, you possibly can observe the motion with Customary Sport’s LIVE weblog!

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Striker Moussa Dembele is match once more as Celtic purpose to safe passage into the Europa League at house to Anderlecht.
Celtic will attain the round-of-32 stage in the event that they keep away from a three-goal defeat of their remaining Champions League outing.
Brendan Rodgers' facet beat the Belgians Three-Zero in Brussels in September to choose up their solely factors in Group B, whereas Anderlecht have misplaced all 5 video games.
Winger Patrick Roberts misses out with a long-term hamstring drawback however Nir Bitton returns from harm.

The Israel midfielder has missed the previous three matches, whereas Dembele sat out two league matches with Motherwell after scoring towards the identical opponents within the League Cup remaining.
"We performed very properly within the first recreation over there and now we glance to complete it off at house," mentioned Rodgers.
"They'll come to assault and search for a victory however that is additionally what we would like. We wish to give the supporters a Champions League win at house.
"That might take us to 6 factors, which might present an important degree of progress for us at this degree."
Having misplaced in Glasgow to Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich this season, Rodgers remains to be searching for his first group stage win at Celtic Park.
In final yr's marketing campaign his facet drew at house to Manchester Metropolis and misplaced to Borussia Monchengladbach and Barcelona.

Brown to set new benchmark

Captain Scott Brown will set a brand new Scottish document of 69 appearances in Europe's premier competitors, passing Kenny Dalglish's mixed whole with Celtic and Liverpool.
"He is in nice firm with Kenny, who is clearly an actual legend right here and at Liverpool," mentioned Rodgers.
"It is a mark of his consistency, to have performed that variety of video games beneath varied managers.
"It is an important accolade and hopefully he is received many extra forward of him."
Odsonne Edouard scored a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win over Motherwell in simply his third begin since arriving on mortgage from PSG.
The 19-year-old impressed Rodgers with a "sensible efficiency", with the supervisor including: "His confidence is actually excessive and it offers us an alternative choice.
"I've received three various kinds of strikers. Odsonne has lots of expertise and he was adapting to the nation, however he is settled in very properly and his expertise was there for all to see on the weekend," he mentioned.

"Him together with Leigh [Griffiths], who's proven he's a unbelievable goalscorer, and Moussa give us nice putting choices.
"He is very younger. He comes right here with an important observe document and he is come to develop his recreation. Myself and the opposite teaching workers, we see that growth on and off the sphere. He has all of the attributes, he is very fast. He is very sturdy and mentally he is maturing on a regular basis."
Hein Vanhaezebrouck grew to become Anderlecht supervisor in October - a couple of weeks after their defeat by Celtic - and has received six and drawn one in all his 12 video games in cost.
"I believe we've an issue to attain targets within the house video games," mentioned Vanhaezebrouck.
"For those who have a look at our away video games - the one we performed in Mechelen, we scored 4, in Eupen we scored three, in Mouscron and in Lokeren we scored two.
"However within the house video games, we've apparently extra issue to attain and we're enjoying away [against Celtic] so possibly that is for us beneficial to have the ability to rating, possibly simpler however on the opposite facet if you wish to attain your purpose, which means you might want to rating lots however you can not take any targets and that is going to be tough.
"Each groups (Anderlecht and Celtic) virtually managed to beat Bayern at house in order that signifies that they (Celtic) are actually as sturdy as we're.
"For those who have a look at the primary recreation, for those who win Zero-Three in Anderlecht then it's a must to say that even Celtic is possibly higher than us."


  • Celtic have received solely one in all their previous 9 house video games within the Champions League correct (D1 L7).
  • Celtic halted a 10-game (D3 L7), four-year winless run within the Champions League group stage by overcoming Anderlecht on matchday two.
  • The Scottish champions have received all three European video games towards Belgian guests.
  • Anderlecht have by no means received in Scotland, the place their document is D2 L3.
  • The Belgians haven't received an away recreation within the Champions League since December 2005. Their away document since then is D8 L6.