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Celtic: Need to know

Celtic: Need to know
Everything you need to know about our Champions League opponents, Celtic...

Brendan Rodgers is the new man in charge for Scottish champions Celtic and it’s been a long road just to reach the Group Stage for the ex-Liverpool boss.

Celtic have so far overcome Gibraltarians Lincoln Red Imps, Kazakhstanis FC Astana and Israeli club Hapoel Beer-Sheva since their season began on July 12.

2015/16 Champions League top scorer

Leigh Griffiths (2 goals)

2015/16 league position

1st in the Scottish Premier League


Brendan Rodgers


Celtic Park (60,000 capacity)

City links

Patrick Roberts is currently on loan at the Scottish champions from City.

Several players have appeared for both clubs with the most noteworthy in recent years including Kolo Toure, Scott Sinclair, Jason Denayer, Craig Bellamy, Georgios Samaras and John Guidetti.

Previous meetings

City and Celtic have never played each other in a competitive fixture but they have played friendlies against one another. The sides played out at 1-1 draw at the Etihad in August 2008 as a warm-up ahead of the season.

Best UCL/European Cup performance

Winners (1967)

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