Celtic: Gordon, Lustig, Benkovic, Boyata, Tierney, McGregor, Christie, Rogic, Forrest, Sinclair, Edouard. Subs: Bain, Hendry, Hayes, Morgan, Mulumbu, Ajer, Ralston.
RB Leipzig: Mvogo, Mukiele, Orban, Upamecano, Laimer, Ilsanker, Sabitzer, Augustin, Bruma, Cunha. Subs: Muller, Konate, Klostermann, Halstenberg, Demme, Majetschak, Kampl.
Celtic badly need one of their famous European nights here. That’s the long and short of it: this evening it’s definitely a must-not-lose against RB Leipzig, who sit three points ahead of them in second place, and the reality is that they could really do with a win if they want their Europa League destiny to sit firmly in their own hands.
It won’t be easy. They were beaten 2-0 in Leipzig a couple of weeks ago and, having also been tonked 3-1 away from from home by Red Bull Salzburg, will be pretty relieved to be back at Celtic Park. Successive 5-0 wins domestically, the most recent against surprise leaders Hearts, should mean spirits are high – so now’s the time for Brendan Rodgers and company to get themselves out of trouble with the standard of opposition turned up a notch.