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Celtic v Gladbach: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

"Disappointed we didn't get the win" against Manchester City on matchday two, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to make up lost ground at home against injury-hit Gladbach.

Brendan Rodgers oversees Celtic's training session on the eve of the Gladbach game
Brendan Rodgers oversees Celtic's training session on the eve of the Gladbach game ©Getty Images
  • Rodgers: "It will be a tough game for us but we will be ready for it"
  • Celtic drew 3-3 with City last time out, Gladbach without Group C point
  • Visitors deprived of "best goalscorers and defenders" through injury
  • Celtic are 21 matches unbeaten at home in all competitions
  • Dembélé has scored 15 goals in his last 17 games

Possible line-ups
Celtic:
Gordon: Lustig, Sviatchenko, Touré, Tierney; Forrest, Brown, Bitton, Sinclair; Rogic, Dembélé.
Doubtful: Lustig (knee)

Mönchengladbach: Sommer; Elvedi, Vestergaard, Jantschke, Wendt; Kramer, Dahoud; Traoré, Hofmann; Stindl, Hahn.
Out:
Domínguez (back), Doucouré (fitness), Drmić (knee), Christensen (muscular), Raffael (thigh), Hazard (knee), Johnson (illness), Schulz (hand)

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here

Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers
Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers©Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers, Celtic manager
Our home games are always going to be very important for us. We hope we can produce the same performance as our last game here. We were disappointed we didn't get the win in the end [against Manchester City on matchday two], but the performance level was particularly pleasing.

This will be an equally tough game with a different sort of challenge against a very good side. They have an outstanding young team. It will be a tough game for us but we will be ready for it.

André Schubert, Mönchengladbach coach
We are coming into an intimidating atmosphere and the players must play with lots of aggression. It is important we play aggressively, with lots of impact. Celtic are a high-quality team but we have prepared thoroughly for this game.

Highlights: Barcelona comeback against Gladbach
Highlights: Barcelona comeback against Gladbach

It's always difficult without key players, especially when they are your best goalscorers and defenders. However, we have a good squad and we will play for a positive result.

Weekend results
Celtic 2-0 Motherwell (Sinclair 18, Dembélé 87pen)
The Scottish Premiership leaders are now 21 matches unbeaten at home (W18 D3). Moussa Dembélé has scored 15 goals in his last 17 games for club and country.

Mönchengladbach 0-0 Hamburg
Gladbach had an extra man for 65 minutes – Cléber sent off for Hamburg – but could not find a breakthrough despite being awarded two penalties. André Hahn and Lars Stindl both missed from the spot.

Brown: City draw proves Celtic can compete
Brown: City draw proves Celtic can compete

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Celtic: WWDWWD
Mönchengladbach: DLLWDW

Reporter's view: Alex O'Henley (@UEFAcomAlexOH)
Celtic will see this as an opportunity to open up a gap between themselves and Gladbach in what is likely to be a race for third place. Rodgers has a full squad at his disposal while Schubert has to make do without Andreas Christensen, Thorgan Hazard and Raffael. City struggled to cope with the intensity of Celtic Park and with another full house expected, Gladbach – with just four wins out of 17 away games under Schubert – may find it similarly daunting.

Did you know?
Gladbach endured their heaviest European defeat in Glasgow against Rangers – what was the score? Find out more in our extensive match background.