BRENDAN RODGERS suffered his first domestic Cup defeat as Celtic manager at the 25th hurdle against Kilmarnock in the Viaplay Cup at Rugby Park in August.
An off-colour Hoops side, with new Bhoys Maik Nawrocki, Gustaf Lagerbielke, Odin Holm and Yang Hyun-jun making early appearances after their summer arrivals, just never got started against the home side.
However, there was a measure of revenge for the champions in October in the league when they won 3-1 at Parkhead.
Now they are looking for back-to-back league victories in Ayrshire in today’s High Noon shoot-out.
How much can you remember about past encounters with Killie? Have a go on CQN’s fun five-minute quiz to test your knowledge.
1: Celtic knocked the Ayrshire outfit out of the Viaplay League Cup semi-final following a 2-0 win at Hampden last season. Daizen Maeda opened the scoring, but who scored the second killer goal? Clue: It was his last strike for the Hoops.
2: Which former Kilmarnock player scored for the Hoops against his old club at Parkhead earlier this season?
3: True or false: Luis Palma scored his first Celtic goal in the 3-1 win over Derek McInnes’ side in October?
4: Who scored the Hoops’ opener in the same game?
5: Which Celtic player missed a penalty-kick in the team’s 4-1 victory at Rugby Park in April last season?
Answers will be provided when the starting line-up is confirmed in CQN later today.
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