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Sunday Round-Up: PSG Build-Up Begins

Celtic FC v FK Astana - UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round: First Leg
Scott Sinclair - hopeful that playing well against PSG will lead to an England call-up
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THE BIG STORY: The build-up to Celtic’s opening Champions League Group Stage game against PSG at Celtic Park on Tuesday night has well and truly begun, and the site will today look back at Celtic’s previous games against PSG in 1995 and we’ll also be hearing from a French football journalist on PSG’s opinion of Celtic and how their new SUPERTEAM looks early in the season.

Scott Sinclair - who is in great early season form - is hoping that impressing against the French superstars will lead to an England call-up. That’s unlikely to happen unfortunately, as they just don’t rate Scottish fitba’ down south, even Alan Thompson when he played for Martin O’Neill’s side in the early 2000s who reached a European final only received one cap, and that was for an England friendly.

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers has stated that Celtic will play ‘without fear’ against PSG. Fully in agreement with the manager here, this is our big chance to make an impression and catch a team cold, and like we did against Manchester City last season we should just go for it.

ON THIS DAY: It was a year ago today that Celtic demolished Rangers 5-1 at Celtic Park, with Moussa Dembele writing himself into the Celtic history books with the first league hat-trick against Rangers since 1966. The goals from that momentous day are below.

In 1995, Celtic recovered from going two goals behind to record a 3-2 victory over Aberdeen at Pittodrie. A brace from John Collins and an Andy Thom goal helped the ten men - John Hughes was sent-off - make a statement of intent that Celtic were going to put in a sustained title challenge for the first time in years. Match highlights are below.