HATEM ABD ELHAMED returned to the Celtic line-up against Cluj at Parkhead this evening as Neil Lennon reverted to same the same 11 who achieved a 1-1 draw against Rennes in the opening Europa League Group E encounter a fortnight ago.
Austrian Moritz Bauer plaed at right-back in the 1-1 stalemate with Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday, but the Israeli got the nod to start against the Romanians.
The Hoops crashed out of the Champions League when the sides met seven weeks ago and Dan Petrescu’s outfit won 4-3 in the east end of Glasgow.
Ryan Christie scored the equaliser in deadlock in France and the Scotland international playmaker hoisted his tally to 11 for the season season in Edinburgh.
On-loan Southampton left-sided attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi also comes back into the team for a crucial confrontation.
TEAM: Forster; Elhamed, Jullien, Ajer, Bolingoli; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Christie, Elyounoussi; Edouard. Subs: Gordon, Bauer, Bitton, Hayes, Ntcham, Sinclair, Rogic.
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