Brendan Rodgers' side need a win at the Lerkendal Stadion to progress to the knockout rounds of Europe's secondary competition
Celtic travel to the Lerkendal Stadion to take on Norwegian side Rosenborg in the Europa League knowing a win will boost their chances of reaching the knockout stages.
A stunning 2-1 win in the last round against Bundesliga challengers RB Leipzig kept their dream alive thanks to a dramatic late goal from Odsonne Edouard.
In their last Europa League fixture, Rosenborg, who are bottom of Group B, were comfortably beaten by Red Bull and are without a win in this year’s competition.
The reverse meeting between these two sides was back in September when an 87th minute header from Leigh Griffiths gave a wasteful Celtic side all three points.
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What the managers are saying
Rini Coolen (Rosenborg): “We will try to use the best players available but of course we have to be smart as well, some players will not play the full 90 minutes. Pal Helland came back from injury and is doing well in the last weeks but I will keep him out of this game because he has to be ready for Sunday. All the other players are available so we will have a good squad tomorrow. There will be players in the starting 11 that I can maybe take off a little bit earlier than normal. We have to think about a few things but we want to perform against Celtic. And yes, we’d like to show in our last home game against a European team, that we can do better than we have done against European teams.”
Brendan Rodgers (Celtic): “Of course, the European game is becoming very difficult for countries like ourselves. So if the likes of ourselves and Rangers can get through, it would be great for the nation, for both clubs, that’s what we want. It’s still very much our ambitions and I hope we can do that. We go into it and you look after yourselves and your own club. But, for the bigger picture which is important for our football, it’s great if we can get as many teams as possible into European games.”
Celtic will be without Nir Bitton, Craig Gordon, Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani, but captain Scott Brown is in contention to return after being stuck on the sidelines with injury. Scott Bain will replace Gordon in goal.
Pal Helland, the winger, will miss out for Rosenborg, who have Nicklas Bendtner available despite off-field issues.
Rosenborg: Hansen; Reitan, Serbecic, Hovland, Meling; Denic, Konradsen, Jensen; Adegbenro, Soderlund, Bendtner
Celtic: Bain; Lustig, Boyata, Benkovic, Tierney; McGregor, Ntcham; Forrest, Christie, Sinclair, Edouard
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