CELTIC boss Brendan Rodgers is satisfied his team can settle the issue against Rosenborg in Trondheim on Wednesday after last night’s 3-1 triumph at Parkhead.
The Hoops are now just 90 minutes away from a third round meeting with Greek title winners AEK Athens in the Champions League as they edge closer to the group stages.
Rodgers and his players were given an early scare when defender Birgir Meling gave the visitors the lead following a breakaway, but goals from Odsonne Edouard (2) and Olivier Ntcham gave the home outfit the advantage.
The sides drew 0-0 in the east end of Glasgow a year ago and a delicately-balanced tie was settled by a wonder strike from James Forrest in the return.
The Irishman said: “I sit in a much better place, in how we played and with a two-goal advantage, than we did at this stage last year.
“We feel we can go out there, defend and then score goals.
“It is half-time and we know it will be tough over there, but it’s a good one for us.”
Former Hoops goal ace Scott McDonald, who took in the game as a radio analyst, agreed with Rodgers.
The former Australian hitman added: “I think Celtic have got more than enough to go and score as well in the return leg.
“Rosenborg have to come out and score and that will work in Celtic’s advantage. Hopefully, they can cut them open and make it a comfortable night.”