KYOGO FURUHASHI has the Ibrox side in his sights as he leads the attack at Parkhead this afternoon.
The 26-goal striker gets the nod from Ange Postecoglou in a team that sees Greg Taylor at left-back and Aaron Mooy and Matt O’Riley beside Callum McGregor in midfield.
Furuhashi has been given the opportunity of a hat-trick against the Govan outfit after scoring against them in the 2-2 draw at Ibrox at the start of January and then claiming a double in the Viaplay League Cup success in February.
A repeat in the east end of Glasgow on a sunny Easter Saturday will help to shoot the champions to a 13-point advantage with seven games left to play.
TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; Mooy, McGregor, O’Riley; Jota, Kyogo, Maeda. Subs: Bain, Haksabanovic, Turnbull, Kobayashi, Oh, Iwata, Bernabei, Welsh, Vata.
Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about recent games against the Ibrox outfit in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.
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Here were repeat those questions and provide the answers.
TESTING THE METAL…Alistair Johnston with his first honour as a Celtic player. (See Question 5.)
1: Celtic drew 1-1 in the Glasgow derby at Parkhead in May last year. Ange Postecoglou utilised 15 players that afternoon. Three have since left the Hoops. Can you name them?
2: Can you remember who scored Celtic’s goal that afternoon?
3: Reo Hatate claimed a double in his first derby in February last year as Celtic romped to a 3-0 win. Who scored the team’s other goal?
4: Celtic won 2-1 at Ibrox on April 3 last year. Can you name the Hoops goalscorers?
5: Kyogo Furuhashi netted a double as Celtic beat their Govan opponents 2-1 in the League Cup Final in February. Five players performed and won their first Hoops honours at Hampden that day. Can you name them?
1: Tom Rogic, Nir Bitton and Giorgos Giakoumakis.
2: Filipe Jota.
3: Liel Abada.
4: Tom Rogic, Cameron Carter-Vickers.
5: Alistair Johnston, Aaron Mooy, Tomoki Iwata, Sead Haksabanovic and Oh Hyeon-gyu.
Well done if you got five out of five – go to the top of the class!
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