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Summary

  1. Celtic host Barcelona in the Champions League (19:45 GMT)
  2. Get Involved - what's your favourite European goal?
  3. Brendan Rodgers says players have learned from 7-0 thumping
  4. Barca boss Luis Enrique expects improved Celtic test
  5. Lionel Messi expected to return; Leigh Griffiths faces fitness battle

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By Thomas McGuigan and Andy Burke

All times stated are UK

On to Celtic Park...

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Reaction to pictures of Aberdeen's new stadium

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Brian Ward: Belter

Ali Robertson: Very excited

John Clark: As a Celtic fan I'm glad Scottish football is getting a cash boost. Hopefully more teams will follow

Neil Petrie: As a united fan I hope this happens,pity more teams can't improve their stadiums

Archie McLean: As a Perth Saints fan I would say it looks superb and I would look forward to visiting.

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New images of how Aberdeen FC hopes a new stadium on the outskirts of the city will look have been released.

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Scores against Barca U19 but can't get a ticket for tonight

You would think notching against Barcelona's young stars would be enough to secure Jack Aitchison a ticket to see Celtic take on Messi and co......

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Your favourite European goal

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Robert Thomson Nacho Novos penalty to take rangers into the final of the UEFA cup what a feeling that was

Allan McIntyre Shunsuke nakamura free kick against United at both Trafford and paradise

Brian Sloan Hewitt's waiting in the middle!

David McGonigle Larsson v bovista away

Alex MacDonald Ferguson's Hearts winner against Bayern

Scott Mcleod Mcswegan unbelievable header against Marseille

Gordon MacPherson Dundee United v Barcelona 1987

David Forrester Gemmell and Chalmers, Lisbon 1967

John Bleasdale Jamie Smith Aberdeen v Copenhagen

Graeme Meldrum Danny Lennon 'deflection' v Bayern

Peter Gordon Abercrombie first for St.Mirren

Thomas Gillespie Bobby Russell v PSV

Frank Campbell Liam Miller goal against Lyon

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Shunsuke Nakamura curls home a sensational winner against Manchester United to take Celtic into the knockout stages of the 2006/07 Champions League.
Douglas Ross and Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema

A leading Scottish Conservative MSP missed a parliamentary committee to referee a Champions League match in Portugal.

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Celtic U19 well beaten by Barca wonderkids

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New images of Aberdeen stadium plans

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New images of how Aberdeen FC hopes a new stadium on the outskirts of the city will look have been released.

The stadium and training facilities would be built at Kingsford, close to the Aberdeen bypass, near Westhill.

The Yes to Kingsford Stadium group believes the 20,000-seat venue would be a vital step forward, however there has been opposition.

An exhibition will be held at Pittodrie on Thursday from 15:00 to 21:00, at the AAM Suite in the Richard Donald Stand.

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New images of Aberdeen FC stadium plans

New images of how Aberdeen FC hopes a new stadium on the outskirts of the city will look have been released.

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Celtic colts no match for Barca bairns

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It's getting scarily close to that dreaded 7-0 score-line for Celtic U19s versus Barcelona U19s down at a frosty Cappielow.

Barca U19 currently lead 4-0 and there's still most of the second half to go.

Kristoffer Ajer is playing in the centre of midfield for Tommy McIntyre's men but the visitors are not giving their hosts too much of a sniff.

When Celtic U19 played Barca U19 in Spain earlier this season it was 2-1 to the Catalans, so this is a bit of a shock to the system.

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Nervous times for Neymar?

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Might Barcelona striker Neymar be distracted ahead of tonight's game at Celtic Park?

Spanish prosecutors have called for Brazilian star to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Santos in 2013.

Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and a fine of £7.2m for the Catalan club.  

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Neymar has scored six goals for Barcelona this season

Can Celtic stop Barca's star trio?

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These are just three of the star players Celtic are likely to be up against this evening against Barcelona.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target when Barca beat Celtic in the Champions League Group C opener and will be hoping to get the win that will keep them top of the group.

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Home record offers hope for Celtic

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To finish third in Group C, Celtic need to win one of their remaining two games and hope that Borrusia Moenchengladbach lose both of their remaining matches. The task seems more stark for Brendan Rodgers when the fixtures are against Barcelona and Manchester City, but there is cause for some optimism.

In his pre-match press conference, Rodgers kept referencing his side’s 3-3 draw with Manchester City at Celtic Park, a night and a performance that generated and drew on the energy and intensity of the crowd. He will hope for the same again - the 2-0 defeat to Moenchengladbach in Glasgow will continue to irk him – and Celtic’s home record in the Champions League is encouraging.

So, too, for Celtic, is Barcelona’s away record. There is always the caveat that with players so richly talented as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, Barcelona are not hidebound to previous form, since they are capable of element of thrilling unpredictability. 

Even so, since the beginning of the Guardiola era, they have been capable of defeating BATE Borisov 5-0 away, but also losing 5-2 to Sporting Lisbon.

Celtic supporters still cherish the memory of the night Neil Lennon’s side defeated Barcelona 2-1 in Glasgow, a game that Rodgers cites as an inspiration for his side. Their home record is also encouraging, since in the same timeframe Celtic have defeated Villarreal, Spartak Moscow and Ajax at home in the Champions League.

Barcelona’s away record in the Champions League since Guardiola’s appointment in 2008:

P 49        W 22      D 14        L 13        Win ratio 45%

Celtic’s home record in the Champions League since 2008:

P 29        W 18      D 3          L 8           Win ratio 62%

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Celtic's last home victory in the Champions League group stage was against Ajax in October 2013

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Toure & Izaguirre aim to feature

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Defenders Kolo Toure and Emilio Izaguirre are expected to feature against Barcelona tonight.

The duo were rested for Friday's win at Kilmarnock, along with attacking midfielder Tom Rogic. 

Brendan Rodgers said striker Leigh Griffiths is making progress from the hamstring problem that kept him out of the victory at Rugby Park.

However, Moussa Dembele, who has scored three goals in the group stage games, is almost certain to lead the line for the home side.

Kieran Tierney is out long-term with an ankle injury, with Izaguirre taking over at left-back.

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Celtic defenders Kolo Toure and Emilio Izaguirre hope to feature against Barcelona

Rodgers is confident his side can bounce back from the 7-0 thrashing at the Nou Camp - Celtic's record European defeat.

"Lots of learning came from that, lots of development both in terms of our team mentality and our game, came from that performance," said Rodgers.

"At the time of course, I said it was very disappointing but it hasn't harmed us, if anything, it has only improved us a group and as a squad.

"We have to fight and ensure we do everything we can to try to stop them, but it's not easy."

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Rodgers says his Celtic players have learned from their drubbing in the Nou Camp

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Magical Messi returns?

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Lionel Messi has recovered from illness to travel to Glasgow, while Luis Suarez was suspended for Saturday's 0-0 draw at home to Malaga.

"Leo always wants to play and I'm sure he'll be ready," said manager Luis Enrique.

Defender Gerard Pique is expected to recover from a knock but captain Andres Iniesta and defender Samuel Umtiti remain sidelined with injury.

Barcelona are two points ahead of Manchester City at the top of the group. They will secure qualification for the last 16 with a game to spare with a win in Glasgow or with any result if Borussia Monchengladbach fail to beat City.

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Messi scored a hat-trick against Celtic at the Nou Camp in September, and netted his seventh Champions League treble against Manchester City in October.

The Argentina international has scored 90 goals in the competition, second in the all-time list behind Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and has netted 18 goals in 17 appearances for club and country this term.

"He's arguably the world's best player," said Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. "He's shown when he does play they are a different team.

"No matter who plays, we know Barcelona are a very good side."

When Hibernian vanquished Barcelona...

Historian Tom Wright explains how the Hibernian overcame Barcelona in the 1960s.

What's on the back pages?

  • Brendan Rodgers has urged his Celtic players to produce the game of their lives against Barcelona and keep their Champions League dreams alive
  • Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is confident the Dons can see off Celtic in Sunday's League Cup final at Hampden  
  • Rangers boss Mark Warburton believes his side are gelling ahead of a crucial stage of the Premiership season
  • Representatives of the 10 Championship clubs will meet at Hampden later to discuss the SFA's blueprint for the future of Scottish football

Read our round-up here 

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Derek McInnes is plotting League Cup final glory for the Dons

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Celtic have learned from Barca mauling - Rodgers

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"We clearly showed them too much respect on the field..."

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is urging his side to purge the memory of the 7-0 mauling they received from Barcelona earlier in their Champions League campaign.

And he wants them to go on the offensive from the off at Celtic Park tonight.

"There were many different aspects of the game we learned from, showing that courage to get on the ball, having that bravery, having respect for the opponent, but not necessarily within the game.

"The scoreline was bitterly disappointing, but the players have shown they've learned from it; we're playing them at home, so it's a real good measure and our mentality will change."

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Brendan Rodgers wants Celtic to be on the front foot against Barcelona

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