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‘WE CAN SCORE IN NORWAY,’ VOWS RODGERS

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BRENDAN RODGERS is convinced Celtic WILL score against Rosenborg in Trondheim on Wednesday to keep alive their Champions League ambitions.

The Hoops boss saw his team draw a blank at Parkhead last night in the goalless first leg of their third qualifying encounter against well-organised opponents.

But Rodgers can point to the fact the treble-winners scored away from home against Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach last season and they can emulate that feat in Norway.

He said: “It was a little bit frustrating, but 0-0 is never a bad result in Europe. It is important that if you don’t score, you don’t concede.

“We were up against it a wee bit without strikers.

“They will know that they’ll need to come out a little bit more than they did when they are at home and they need to take more of an initiative.

“That opens the space. I think we scored more goals away from home last season, so it’s evenly balanced.

“We can go and play like we did at Monchengladbach and Manchester City. I’ve been delighted with the players, it’s just that final pass on this occasion.

“But next week we can go there and we can play.

“We were compact with and without the ball. We can go there, play our game and I think there will be a wee bit more space. These are not easy games.”

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