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‘CELTIC NOT INVINCIBLE,’ WARN GREEKS

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AEK ATHENS believe they have detected a Celtic weakness they can expose tomorrow night.

The Greeks sent chief scout, Vasilis Armatas, to the Hoops’ Champions League qualifiers against Rosenborg and the weekend’s Premiership opener against Livingston.

The spy admitted he was impressed by Brendan Rodgers’ side, but he also reckoned they have vulnerable areas.

Boss Marinos Ouzounidis said: “Vasilis Armatas watched Celtic and he’s said they are a strong team who are powerful at home.

“They have scored three goals so far in each of their home games and we knew they had a good record in Glasgow.

“The Scots are a fast, aggressive team, but defensively they are not invincible.

“We have strikers who can do some damage there.

“It’s very important for us to try and score a goal in Glasgow.

“If we can score in the away leg, it gives us a real chance because it’s no secret that Celtic’s away performances are not as strong.”

Rodgers was forced to play youngsters Kristoffer Ajer and Jack Hendry in both ties against the Norwegians as the Hoops triumphed 3-1 on aggregate to set up the meetings with the Greek champions.

The Irishman was without Jozo Simunovic, serving a two-match ban after his red card against Alashkert, while Dedryck Boyata had just returned to training following his extended break following his World Cup commitments with Belgium.

Both will be available tomorrow night and so, too, will Mikael Lustig who played the last five minutes in Trondheim last week.

 
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