MIKAEL LUSTIG reckons Celtic must turn on the power in Paradise if they are to reach the group stage of the Champions League.

The Swedish defender was drawn against his countrymen from Malmo in the play-off round and admits they are the side he didn’t want to face.

Lustig believes Ronny Deila’s squad must take huge strides in the first leg towards the lucrative group stage because the Swedes are known for their strength on their own patch.

He said: “It’s special to get a Swedish team. but I would have preferred the sides from Kazakhstan or Albania.

“Malmo are strong at home, so we need to secure a good result in the first leg.

“You would rather play the second leg at your own place, but we’ll be sure to get a good result to take there.”

The four-in-a-row champions, of course, have reached this stage after winning their earlier qualifying ties in the east end of Glasgow.
Goals from Dedryck Boyata and Stefan Johansen earned a 2-0 victory over Iceland’s Stjarnan.
And centre-half Boyata, a summer capture from Manchester City, headed in the only goal of the tie against Qarabag.
Lustig now wants some of the same to hurtle the Hoops into Europe’s elite.
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