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Celtic travel sickness is grist to Gladbach mill

Borussia Mönchengladbach will look to build on their victory in Glasgow last time out and maintain visitors Celtic's long winless run on their European travels.

Erik Sviatchenko challenges André Hahn at Celtic Park
Erik Sviatchenko challenges André Hahn at Celtic Park ©AFP/Getty Images

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach will look to build on their victory at Celtic Park last time out when the teams meet again on matchday four.

• Gladbach earned their first points in Group C by beating Celtic 2-0 to climb into third place, with Celtic bottom of the standings with one point. If Celtic lose again and Manchester City FC avoid defeat in the section's other game against FC Barcelona, the Scottish champions' elimination from the running for a last-16 spot will be confirmed.

Previous meetings
• Prior to this season, the teams' solitary encounter was a Celtic Park friendly on 27 July 2013, Gladbach prevailing 2-1 through goals by Granit Xhaka and Branimir Hrgota. Anthony Stokes was Celtic's scorer.

• The line-ups were:
Celtic: Załuska, Fisher, Mouyokolo, Ambrose (Mulgrew 46), Waters (Matthews 63), Herron (Henderson 68), Brown (Stokes 46), McGregor (Ledley 63), Commons (McGeouch 46), Baldé (Atajić 81), Watt.
Gladbach: Ter Stegen, Korb (Jantschke 70), Stranzl, Domínguez (Brouwers 70), Daems (Wendt 70), Kramer, Xhaka (Nordtveit 62), Rupp (Herrmann 62), Younes (Hrgota 62), Raffael, Kruse (De Jong 70).

Match background

• André Schubert's men have had mixed fortunes at home in this season's competition, having beaten BSC Young Boys 6-1 in the play-offs but then lost 2-1 against Barcelona on matchday two.

• They last hosted Scottish visitors in the 1986/87 UEFA Cup semi-finals when losing 2-0 to Dundee United FC in their home second leg, after a goalless draw at Tannadice.

• Their overall home record against teams from Scotland is W3 D1 L2.

• Gladbach suffered their heaviest European defeat against Celtic's city rivals Rangers FC – an 8-0 reverse at Ibrox in the 1960/61 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals.

• Celtic's last away trip in the UEFA Champions League brought their record European defeat – a 7-0 reverse at Barcelona on matchday one. Overall they are on a nine-match winless run on their travels in UEFA competition.

• They have never won in Germany, where their record reads D2 L7.

• On their last visit to Germany on 5 November 2009, they earned a 0-0 draw at Hamburger SV in the UEFA Europa League group stage.

• Paul Lambert, Shaun Maloney and Stiliyan Petrov scored when Celtic last overcame German opposition – 3-1 at home against VfB Stuttgart in the 2002/03 UEFA Cup fourth round.

Coach and player links
• Brendan Rodgers' only official international appearances as a player came with Northern Ireland in a UEFA European Under-16 Championship tie against the German Democratic Republic in 1988/89 (0-0 h, 1-3 a).

• This match brings Gladbach old boy Logan Bailly back to the club where he made 61 Bundesliga appearances between 2009 and 2012.

• Oscar Wendt was on the bench when FC København lost 1-0 at Celtic in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group stage, playing 90 minutes in the Danish side's 3-1 success in the return fixture.

• Kolo Touré made his European debut as a substitute in Arsenal FC's 2-0 home win against Borussia Dortmund in September 2002. He scored his first UEFA Champions League goal against FC Bayern München in Arsenal's 3-1 away defeat in the 2004/05 round of 16.

• Scott Sinclair made his only UEFA Champions League appearance for Manchester City in a 1-0 defeat at Dortmund in the 2012/13 group stage.

• Christoph Kramer appeared as a 92nd-minute substitute in Germany's 3-2 victory at Hampden Park in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against a Scotland side including Scott Brown and James Forrest.

• Kieran Tierney made his international debut against Andreas Christensen's Denmark in a 1-0 Scotland home friendly win in March. Also playing were Brown, Craig Gordon and Leigh Griffiths (Scotland) and Erik Sviatchenko (Denmark).

• With the United States, Fabian Johnson beat Cristian Gamboa's Costa Rica (4-0) in the 2016 Copa America group stage; Emilio Izaguirre's Honduras (1-0) in a 2014 FIFA World Cup home qualifier; and Brown's Scotland (5-1) in a 2012 friendly.

• Jannik Vestergaard hit the equaliser in Denmark's 2-2 home draw with Mikael Lustig's Sweden in the second leg of their UEFA EURO 2016 play-off (agg 3-4).

• International team-mates:
Sviatchenko & Christensen, Vestergaard (Denmark)
Lustig & Wendt (Sweden)

• Gladbach vice-president Rainer Bonhof was Scotland's Under-21 coach between 2002 and 2005, giving Scott Brown his first U21 cap.

Match facts

• Kramer is a booking away from a ban.

• Mönchengladbach progressed to the last 16 of the German Cup, where they will play SpVgg Greuther Fürth in February, after a 2-0 win against second tier VfB Stuttgart on 25 October.

• The Foals are four Bundesliga fixtures without a win for the first time under André Schubert.

• Raffael (hamstring), Thorgan Hazard (knee), Christensen (gluteus), Ibrahima Traoré (thigh) and Marvin Schulz (hip flexor) are all out.

• Mamadou Doucouré's debut for Gladbach will have to wait until 2017 because of a long-term thigh injury.

• Celtic's four defeats this season have all been in the UEFA Champions League. The Hoops are on a 13-game unbeaten run in domestic competition following a 1-0 win against Aberdeen FC on Saturday.

• The Scottish champions have kept five successive clean sheets in domestic matches, and have not conceded in 508 minutes.

• Rodgers's side are undefeated in the nine matches in which Moussa Dembélé has scored this term.

• Celtic will play Aberdeen FC in the Scottish League Cup final on 27 November after overcoming city rivals Rangers FC 1-0 in the semi-finals.

• Tierney (ankle) will miss the rest of the group stage after being ruled out for two months.