THE BIG STORY: Brendan Rodgers has saluted his Celtic side’s achievement of 62 domestic games unbeaten - matching the record previously set in April 1917 - as ‘incredible’, despite yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Celtic Park, and suggested that the players deserve ‘huge credit’ for the unbeaten run.
Whilst I agree that the players deserve huge credit, the manager - IN MY OPINION -made a mistake in making too many changes to the side ahead of Tuesday’s game against Bayern, and as a result we’re now only one point ahead of Aberdeen. Also we’ve already dropped more points at home this season than we did in the entirety of last season, and the changes to the side have undoubted contributed to that.
OTHER NEWS: Patrick Roberts will be out for ‘between 4 and 6 weeks’ after suffering a hamstring injury against Kilmarnock, meaning that he will probably miss the rest of the Champions League campaign and the Betfred Cup Final against Motherwell.
Bayern Munich warmed up for the game with a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig, but suffered an injury blow of their own as star striker Robert Lewandowski suffered a leg injury, no news yet if he will be fit for Tuesday night. Talking of Tuesday’s game, Brendan Rodgers is vowing that Celtic will ‘compete’ with the German giants during the game. Hopefully we will put up a better fight than we did in Munich two weeks ago.
According to reports, Scott Brown is unlikely to be included in the Scotland squad for the friendly against the Netherlands a week on Thursday.
ON THIS DAY: In 2006, goals from Shunsuke Nakamura and *gulp* Kenny Miller gave Celtic a come from behind 2-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
In 1983 a brace from Brian McClair was the highlight of a 5-1 win over Hibs at Celtic Park, Brian Whittaker, Murdo MacLeod and Davie Provan chipped in with the other goals. Match highlights are below.