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Summary

  1. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers addresses media
  2. Rodgers bemused by question about Loch Ness monster
  3. 'If Messi plays he's arguably the world's best player' - Rodgers
  4. Barcelona's Rafinha hopes Messi will face Celtic
  5. 'Celtic need points so they will come out at us' - Luis Enrique

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By Thomas McGuigan and Andy Burke

All times stated are UK

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'Celtic learned from heavy Barca loss'

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Celtic will not show Barcelona too much respect on the pitch, says manager Brendan Rodgers as he looks to avenge September's 7-0 loss.

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'Celtic learned from heavy Barca loss'

Celtic will not show Barcelona too much respect on the pitch, says manager Brendan Rodgers as he looks to avenge September's 7-0 loss.

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Dons boss looks forward to Hampden

Ahead of Sunday's League Cup final with Celtic, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has been talking to BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound.

You can hear the interview this evening.

Fascinating and insightful feature length interview with @AberdeenFC Derek McInnes on @BBCSportsound 6.30pm 810 MW @BBCSportScot tonight

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Questions on Nessie and Messi

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The Celtic media conference took an unexpected turn when a Spanish journalist began a query about Lionel Messi by referencing the Loch Ness monster, which prompted Rodgers to laugh and say it was the "worst question I've ever been asked".

He touched all the bases at Celtic Park, including the feats of Celtic's Lisbon Lions team, who won the European Cup in 1967 - a "unique" achievement "for Celtic and football" - and also the Celtic side that defeated Barcelona 2-1 in Glasgow in 2012.

"What it shows it that it can be done," Rodgers said. "There is an incredible atmosphere at the stadium, so we have to use that to our advantage. The players can take inspiration from that game. There are many variables that go into it, you need a bit of luck along the way, you need your goalkeeper to play well because you know he'll have to make saves and you hope you can take the opportunities that come along your way. We've no fear of the result. 

"We want to perform well and if we do in terms of our pressing, our recovery of the ball and in the final third, then we have a chance to do well.

"Bravery for me is the courage to love the football, the ability to want the ball. It's always the measure for me when I ask them team to play, its not always about smashing into tackles. At the time [the 7-0 defeat] was very disappointing, but it hasn't harmed us. If anything, it's improved us a group and a squad."

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Messi scored a hat-trick when Celtic were at the Nou Camp in September

'Different performance' expected from Celtic

Champions League, Celtic v Barcelona (Wednesday 19:45 GMT)

Brendan Rodgers admits that Celtic showed Barcelona too much respect in the Camp Nou, which contributed to the 7-0 defeat the Scottish champions suffered in their opening Champions League group match.

The two sides meet again at Celtic Park tomorrow night, and Rodgers insisted that his side will leave their respect for the Spanish team on the sidelines during the game.

 He believes his side learned a valuable lesson in that emphatic defeat, and that experience will be a positive influence at Celtic Park.

"We clearly showed them too much respect on the field," Rodgers said. "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 players have shown they've learned from it; we're playing than at home, so it's a real good measure and our mentality will change. 

"The players have shown from that game that they've changed. It will be a tough game for us, of course, against top-class team with arguably the best front three you could say has played for Barcelona, but I would hope it would be a different performance from us."

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"Our mentality will change..."

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Barcelona 'a different team' with Messi

Champions League, Celtic v Barcelona (Wednesday 19:45 GMT)

Lionel Messi missed Barcelona's 0-0 draw against Malaga in La Liga last weekend through illness but has travelled to Glasgow to face Celtic.

"If he plays then he's arguably the world's best player," Celtic managers Rodgers said.

"He's shown when he does play they are a different team.   

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

Asked whether Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo should win this year's Balon d'Or, Rodgers was diplomatic, and paid compliment to Luis Suarez who he managed at Liverpool.

"It's down to who you prefer, Messi or Ronaldo but I think Suarez comes into that bracket as well now."

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'It can be an excellent night again'

Celtic v Barcelona (Wed 23 Nov, KO 19:45)

Celtic captain Scott Brown tells the media that his team can produce another famous Champions League upset against Barcelona on Wednesday

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Barca arrive in Glasgow

Celtic v Barcelona (Wed 23 Nov, KO 19:45)

Barcelona have arrived in Glasgow ahead of their Champions League clash with Celtic on Wednesday night.

The Catalan superstars, including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, looked relaxed in their snazzy matching outfits as they checked in to their city centre hotel.

The will train at Celtic Park this evening after manager Luis Enrique has addressed the media at 18:00.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers' news conference is due to begin shortly.

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Neil's Norwich future in the balance?

Alex Neil's position as Norwich manager is reportedly under threat after the Championship club's fourth-straight league defeat on Saturday.

The Canaries have gone six games without a win and the Sun says the former Hamilton manager's future will be decided this week.

Relegated from the Premier League last season, Norwich are sixth in the Championship but are 13 points behind leaders Newcastle.

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After taking over at Norwich in January 2015, Alex Neil guided the Canaraies to promotion to the Premier league, but the side were relegated last season.

Scots trio on target at the Hawthorns

Tony Pulis had his Scottish contingent to thank as his West Brom side thumped Burnley 4-0 at the Hawthorns last night.

Scotland internationals Matt Phillips, James Morrison and Darren Fletcher were all on target in the first-half as the Baggies blew the visitors away.

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James Morrison (top) was one of three Scots to hit the target

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Neilson fury at 'terrible' Crawford tackle

Hamilton 3-3 Hearts

Robbie Neilson was an angry man at full-time following his side's 3-3 draw with Hamilton.

The Hearts boss was enraged by Hamilton midfielder Ali Crawford's tackle on Jamie Walker.

"I thought it was a terrible tackle and there's no place for it," Neilson said.

"We're lucky Jamie wasn't seriously injured."

Watch the post-match interviews from both managers here.

Interviews: Martin Canning & Robbie Neilson

Six-goal thriller in Hamilton

Hamilton 3-3 Hearts

Six goals, a point apiece and no shortage of controversy at New Douglas Park last night as Hamilton and Hearts laid on a Monday night thriller.

Catch up with the highlights here.

Highlights: Hamilton Academical 3-3 Heart of Midlothian

Welcome

Good morning and welcome to our Scottish football news live page.

We'll be keeping you up to date with all today's Scottish football news as Barcelona arrive in Glasgow for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Celtic. Brendan Rodgers faces the media at 14:30 ahead of that match.

It's a big week for Celtic with the League Cup final against Aberdeen on Sunday, and some Dons players will be speaking to the media this afternoon to look ahead to that.

All that and much more to come across the day.