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‘CELTIC NOT THE WEAKEST,’ CITY SKIPPER

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MANCHESTER CITY skipper Pablo Zabaleta insists Celtic will be dangerous opponents when the clubs go head-to-head in the Champions League at Parkhead on September 28.

And the Argentinian international defender doesn’t believe the Hoops are as bad as the 7-0 result against Barcelona on Tuesday would suggest.

Twenty-four hours after Brendan Rodgers’ side’s nosedive in the Nou Camp, City were celebrating at The Etihad as they hammered Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 with Sergio Aguero claiming a hat-trick.

Zabaleta said: “We are paying no attention to Celtic’s loss at Barcelona, which we know is a difficult place to go and play.

“People have said they are the weakest team in the group, but I don’t agree.

“They may have had a bad day at the Nou Camp, but they are strong in their own stadium and we’re expecting every game to be difficult.

“But we’ll go to Parkhead and try to get three points and play the same way we did against Monchengladbach.

“It’s going to be very tough and we’re in a tough group, so this is a great start.”

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