BRENDAN RODGERS has given his Celtic players a vote of confidence by saying same again for the third successive game for the Champions League Group E encounter with Atletico Madrid at Parkhead this evening.

The Hoops boss has sent out the same eleven to start against the Spanish cracks who won against Kilmarnock and Hearts in the two previous Premiership outings.

TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Maeda, Kyogo, Palma. Subs: Bain, Morrison, Lagerbielke, Phillips, Yang, Turnbull, Oh, Iwata, Bernardo, Forrest, Ralston and M Johnston.

It’s a must-win confrontation for the champions after two back-to-back losses against Feyenoord and Lazio.

Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about past confrontations against Spanish sides in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.

Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.
ROARING SUCCESS…Tony Watt races away in delight after scoring the unforgettable winner against Barcelona at Parkhead in November 2011.


1: Celtic beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the Testimonial Match for the Spanish club’s legendary Alfredo di Stefano in June 1967. Who was the matchwinner?

2: Celtic overcame mighty Barcelona 2-1 almost 11 years ago at Parkhead. Who scored the Hoops goals?

3: Celtic lost 2-1 to Atletico in closed-doors in Glasgow on October 2 1985. Who netted the hosts’ consolation goal?

4: Martin O’Neill paid £1million for a Spanish player from Livingston in the summer of 2002. Can you remember his name?

5: Brendan Rodgers saw his side lose 1-0 in Valencia in his last European tie before moving to Leicester City in February 2019. Which Celtic player was sent off in the first-half in Spain? Clue: He was on loan.

1: Bobby Lennox.
2: Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt.
3: Roy Aitken.
4: David Fernandez.
5: Jeremy Toljan, on loan from Borussia Dortmund.
Well done if you got five out of five. Go to the top of the class!
* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from Celtic v Atletico Madrid this evening – only in your champion CQN.
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