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Celtic will go aggressive on PSG's big hitters, insists Rodgers

By Graham Luney

Brendan Rodgers has insisted his Celtic side can live with Paris St Germain's dangerous attacking trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.

PSG's world record-breaking signing Neymar visited Celtic Park at the same stage in last year's competition in a 2-0 victory for Barcelona. The Hoops' Champions League Group B opener is a formidable test, but boss Rodgers said: "It's a challenge we are ready to embrace now, and with a full stadium and the first game in the competition it should be a magnificent evening. They have to feel us breathing very close to them.

"That's how we play domestically and in other games in this competition and it has served us very well.

"When you have that talent working hard it's very difficult, but you always have to look to find ways. We go into the game with that mentality. We just aim to play our game, based around being aggressive defensively and having a physical edge.

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