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Celtic should have no fear of second leg against Rosenborg

For the first time in eight months and 36 matches, Celtic supporters have been reacquainted with the experience of seeing their team draw a blank.

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Kaka netting in the second leg of Celtic's last 16 clash with AC Milan in the Champions League back in 2007. Picture: AFP/Getty

The four previous times Celtic have drawn the first leg 0-0 in Europe

Last night’s result against Rosenborg may not have been what Celtic wanted from the match, but they have been in this situation in European football before. We look back at how they fared on every other occasion they drew the first leg of a knockout tie 0-0 at Celtic Park.

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Harald Brattbakk played for both Celtic and Rosenborg. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Harald Brattbakk: Celtic still hold edge over Rosenborg

Harald Brattbakk believes Celtic still have the edge over Rosenborg despite the Hoops drawing a blank when his two former clubs met in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier at Parkhead.

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Moussa Dembele was rumoured to be the subject of talks between Celtic and Marseille. Picture: John Devlin

Moussa Dembele ‘not’ in Marseille talks, doubt for Rosenborg

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers could be without his two main strikers for the Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg on Wednesday night.

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Kylian Mbappe is reportedly the subject of an incredible bid from Real Madrid. Picture: AP

Real Madrid to obliterate transfer record with Kylian Mbappe bid

Real Madrid have agreed a £161million deal for teenage Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, according to the Spanish media.

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Ronny Deila managed Celtic for two years between 2014 and 2016. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Ronny Deila could aid both Celtic and Rosenborg ahead of UCL clash

Ronny Deila will gladly help Brendan Rodgers ahead of Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg next week - but he is also willing to advise the Norwegian outfit.

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Derek McInnes saw his team defeat Siroki Brijeg last night. Picture: John Devlin

Derek McInnes dedicates win to injured Aberdeen fans

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes paid tribute to the club’s supporters after the team’s 2-0 victory over Siroki Brijeg in the Europa League.

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Celtic have been hit with disciplinary action over an alleged "illicit banner" which was displayed during their match against Linfield. Picture: PA

Celtic condemn ‘paramilitary banner’ fans after Uefa charge

Celtic have released a statement condemning the actions of fans during Wednesday night’s win over Linfield.

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Leigh Griffiths tied a Celtic scarf around the post following the first leg win over Linfield in Belfast. Picture: PA

Leigh Griffiths handed one-match ban by Uefa for ‘provoking’ fans

Leigh Griffiths has been suspended for the first leg of Celtic’s Champions League third qualifying-round clash against Rosenborg after UEFA took action against the striker and the club.

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The  banners Celtic fans displayed during the match against Linfield. Picture: SNS

Uefa charge Celtic for illicit banners at Linfield game

Celtic have been charged by Uefa over the use of illicit banners by fans in the club’s Champions League qualifier against Linfield.

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Brendan Rodgers issues instructions to Stuart Armstrong prior to the latter's introduction against Linfield. Picture: SNS

Brendan Rodgers: Stuart Armstrong wasn’t dropped due to contract talks

Brendan Rodgers has dismissed speculation regarding the omission of Stuart Armstrong from the starting XI for Celtic’s second leg clash against Linfield on Wednesday night.

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Celtic fans display banners during the second leg clash with Linfield. Picture: Getty

Celtic fans display ‘paramilitary’ banner during Linfield game

Four days after they were absent from their side’s friendly match against Lyon, Celtic fans group The Green Brigade were back in full force for the Champions League clash against Linfield.

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Scott Sinclair wheels away after giving Celtic the early lead. Picture: SNS

Celtic 4-0 Linfield (6-0 on agg): Brendan Rodgers’ side advance

Olivier Ntcham gave Celtic supporters a tantalising glimpse of why Brendan Rodgers has made him the club’s most expensive signing in a decade as he stamped his obvious quality over the comfortable completion of a Champions League second qualifying round victory over Linfield.

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Celtic will take on Rosenborg in the next round of Champions League qualifying. Picture: SNS

Rosenborg to face Celtic in next round of Champions League

Celtic, barring any unprecedented late collapse against Linfield, will face Rosenborg in the third round of Champions League qualifying.

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Olivier Ntcham played in Saturday's friendly defeat against Lyon. Picture: SNS

Olivier Ntcham to make Celtic debut against Linfield

Olivier Ntcham will make his competitive debut for Celtic in the club’s second leg Champions League qualifier against Linfield.

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Leigh Griffiths after tying a Celtic scarf to the goal post following the win in Belfast. Picture: PA

Poll: Were Uefa right to charge Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths?

Uefa have charged Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths for “provoking” Linfield fans in the aftermath of last Friday’s Champions League clash, much to the fury of the Parkhead faithful.

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Rangers won the first leg 1-0 at Ibrox before being eliminated after a 2-0 defeat in Luxembourg. Picture: SNS

Rangers fined by Uefa over objects thrown against Progres Niederkorn

Rangers have been fined €7,000 by Uefa for objects thrown on to the park during the first leg of their Europa League qualifier against Progres Niederkorn.

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Leigh Griffiths tied a Celtic scarf around the post after full-time. Picture: Getty

Uefa charge Celtic star Leigh Griffiths for ‘provoking’ Linfield fans

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths faces further disciplinary action on top of his bizarre Belfast booking after being accused of “provoking” Linfield supporters.

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Leigh Griffiths was almost struck with a bottle of Buckfast during the first leg in Belfast. Picture: PA

Police tell Celtic and Linfield fans to ‘focus on football’

Fans are being urged by police to stay “focused on the football” at this week’s match between Celtic and Linfield.

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