ANGE POSTECOGLOU has made three changes to his line-up for this High Noon shoot-out with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park today.
Japanese pair Tomoki Iwata and Yuki Kobayashi and Montenegro international Sead Haksabanovic come in for the start with Filipe Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers dropping out entirely from the team that beat Michael Beale’s Ibrox outfit 3-2 at Parkhead last weekend.
Aaron Mooy, who made his comeback against the Govan club, will take a place on the substitutes’ bench.
TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Starfelt, Kobayashi, Taylor; Iwata, McGregor, O’Riley; Hakšabanović, Kyogo, Maeda. Subs: Bain, Welsh, Ralston, Mooy, Turnbull, Hyeongyu Oh, Bernabei, Vata, Summers.
Earlier today, we asked you how much you could remember about links with the Ayrshire club in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.
Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.
THE LAST HURRAH…Giorgos Giakoumakis nets in the 2-0 League Cup semi-final win in October. (See Question 3.)
1: Kyogo Furuhashi scored Celtic’s first goal in the 5-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in August. Can you name the four other scorers?
2: Celtic beat the Ayrshire team 2-0 twice within a week in January. In the first game in the league at Parkhead, Ash Taylor put through his own goal for the second. Can you remember who opened the scoring?
3: In the League Cup last-four meeting at Hampden, who scored his final goal for Celtic?
4: Neil Lennon paid £2million for a Killie defender in September 2019. Can you name him?
5: Billy McNeill splashed a-then Scottish transfer fee of £125,000 on a Kilmarnock forward in September 1978. He became a key player in the Hoops’ championship-winning team that season and was one of the famous ten who beat Rangers 4-2 to clinch the flag. Can you name him?
1: Filipe Jota, Moritz Jenz, Carl Starfelt and Giorgos Giakoumakis.
2: Filipe Jota.
3: Giorgos Giakoumakis.
4: Greg Taylor.
5: Davie Provan.
Well done if you got five out of five – go to the top of the class!
* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report and best action images from Kilmarnock v Celtic this afternoon – only in your champion CQN.