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Thursday Round-Up: McGregor - We’ll Learn From Last Year

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VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach v Celtic FC - UEFA Champions League
Callum McGrgeor is confident that Celtic will learn from our previous Champions League games
Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

THE BIG STORY: Callum McGregor, talking ahead of Celtic’s opening Champions League group stages fixture against PSG on Tuesday, has said that Celtic have ‘learned a lesson’ from last year’s 7-0 group stages defeat to Barcelona, and claims that Celtic will ‘get stuck in’ to the French side. McGregor also described the amount of money spent by PSG as ‘ridiculous’, but accepted that’s the way of modern football. Fighting words from CalMac, who has also not given up hope on getting a place in the Scotland squad, even though Gordon Strachan bafflingly continues to omit him.

OTHER NEWS: Talking of PSG, it seems that both Angel Di Maria and captain Thiago Silva could miss Tuesday’s game due to injuries picked up on international duty. No news as yet on Celtic’s players who were on international duty, hopefully we’ll find out how Leigh Griffiths is today during Brendan Rodgers’ press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s match against Hamilton Accies.

ON THIS DAY: In 1996, a free flowing Celtic defeated Hibs 5-0 at Celtic Park, with the goals coming from a Pat McGinlay own goal, a Brian O’Neill header, a trademark free-kick from Big Pierre and a Jorge Cadete brace. Despite not scoring the man of the match was Paolo Di Canio, who was at his mercurial best. Highlights are below.