- Brendan Rodgers says Celtic “won’t be as passive” as they were at Barcelona
- Man. City manager Josep Guardiola has won first ten matches in charge
- City facing Scottish opposition for first time
- Celtic suffered record European loss – against Barcelona – on matchday one
- City press conference scheduled for 18:45CEST
Celtic: Gordon; Lustig, Touré, Šimunović, Tierney; Forrest, Brown, Bitton, Sinclair; Rogic; Dembélé.
Doubtful: De Vries (unspecified)
Man. City: Bravo; Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernandinho; Sterling, Gündoğan, Silva, Navas; Agüero.
Out: De Bruyne (hamstring), Kompany (groin), Delph (muscle)
Brendan Rodgers, Celtic manager
We know it’s going to be a difficult night, but we hope it’s going to be a difficult night for them also. Celtic Park traditionally is a very difficult place to come and play. You have over 60,000 fanatical supporters here who will be backing us, and one thing’s for sure – we won’t be as passive as we were in the last game [against Barcelona]. The players now are ready to begin for real what I would say is our attempt here in the Champions League.
Josep Guardiola, Man. City manager
Press conference scheduled for 18:45CEST.
Celtic 6-1 Kilmarnock (Dembélé 35 38, Forrest 52, Griffiths 66, Sinclair 72pen, Rogic 85; Coulibaly 32)
Summer signing Scott Sinclair maintained his record of scoring in every Scottish Premier League appearance so far, while fit-again Leigh Griffiths also found the net on his first run-out for a month.
Swansea 1-3 Man. City (Llorente 13; Agüero 9 65pen, Sterling 77)
Back from a three-match ban, Sergio Agüero picked up where he left off, plundering his tenth and 11th goals of the campaign. City’s tenth straight win under Guardiola was soured by Kevin De Bruyne suffering a suspected hamstring injury.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Man. City: WWWWWW
Reporter’s view: Alex O’Henley (@UEFAcomAlexOH)
After a record 7-0 defeat last time out against Barcelona, Celtic will be keen to avoid another chastening reverse. Rodgers has vowed his side will not be so “passive” at Celtic Park, but acknowledged that if City “bring their A game and we bring our A game, they will win”. City are in search of an 11th successive victory in all competitions this term, but Barcelona and Manchester United have been caught out here in the past.
Did you know?
Rodgers’ first match managing in the Premier League was a 4-0 thrashing at City with Swansea City in August 2011. Find out more in our extensive match background.