Celtic have responded brilliantly following on from their 5-0 defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain a fortnight ago. They’ve won three on the bounce, scoring ten in the process without Craig Gordon having to pick the ball out his net.
Brendan Rodgers takes his Celtic side to Anderlecht on matchday two of the Champions League hoping to register the first three points of the season in the competition.
Many believe the outcome of Celtic’s two matches against last season’s Europa League quarter-finalists will dictate who drops into Europe’s second competition and who falls out of Europe altogether with PSG and Bayern Munich expected to battle it out for top spot.
The match comes at an ideal time for the Scottish champions. Rodgers’ players are in good form whereas their opponents are having a nightmare start to their title defence.
They’ve sacked the manager, they’ve lost one of their best players in the shape of Youri Tielemans and the interim manager doesn’t know who his best goalkeeper is.
Rodgers, with a near fully-fit squad, should be able to mastermind a victory. The main talking point may centre around the Celtic attack.
Will Moussa Dembélé return to the starting XI or will Leigh Griffiths, who impressed against Rangers, retain his place?
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