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RODGERS’ AWAY DAZE

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ROSENBORG are hoping to become only the fourth team to beat Celtic on their travels since Brendan Rodgers arrived in May 2016.

The Irishman has been in charge of the Hoops in 31 competitive games away from Parkhead – and has only sampled defeat in Gibralter, Israel and Spain.

Rodgers got his managerial career at his boyhood favourites off to a nightmare start with a shock 1-0 flop against the semi-professionals of Lincoln Red Imps on July 12.

He guided the team to a 3-0 victory in the second leg and, after a 1-1 draw with Astana in Kazakhstan and a 2-1 triumph in Glasgow, he saw his side take a 5-2 lead to Hapoel Be’er Sheva on August 23.

The Bhoys scraped through to the Champions League group stages after losing 2-0 in a nervy return game.

Barcelona, with Lionel Messi at full throttle, thumped Rodgers’ men 7-0 in the Nou Camp on September 13.

However, the Scottish title holders, gained creditable 1-1 draws at Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach in their other away ties.

Domestically, the former Liverpool gaffer saw his team fail only twice away – 2-2 against Inverness Caley Thistle on September 18 and 2-2 against Ross County on April 16.

His other two losses came in the Champions League in Glasgow – both 2-0 – to Barca and Borussia.

Only Sevco Rangers and Partick Thistle – both 1-1 – stopped them from winning at home.

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