Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can still qualify despite latest setback

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes Hearts will not have an on-field advantage when they play in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Murrayfield on Sunday.

Combined with their costly defensive lapses, Celtic offered little going forward, and they nearly fell three behind when Jean-Kevin Augustin had a fierce strike tipped onto the post by Craig Gordon after 65 minutes.

Lustig, who is poised to wear the captain's armband on Sunday due to the absence of Scott Brown, went on to claim that Hearts play simple but effective football and insisted that Celtic are expecting a tough game in the capital city of Scotland. "I believe it gives us a great chance but we know we have some work to do".

As the pilot slams on the breaks the Celtic fans then produce a sensational racket with most of the plane piling into a celebratory mood and as arms fly around from the seats the excitement for their Europa League clash with RB Leipzig reaches a crescendo.

Celtic sit third in Group B, and trail RB Leipzig by three points, and also trail group leaders RB Salzburg by six.

Rangnick said: "It looks like these two teams will be fighting for second spot".

'I felt there was a lot of positives from the game. These games will be very important.

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"The thing that benefits us is the amount of supporters we will have in the stadium because of the change in venue and kick-off time", Levein said.

Both teams have won one and lost one in the Europa League so far, with Leipzig ahead in Group B on goal difference.

"My experience up here of being in the semi-finals have been brilliant, the atmosphere and we have been able to make the final which has been great". They don't play typically kick and rush type of Scottish football.

"It will have a fantastic atmosphere and like we always do we will try to impose our game and play as well as we can".

Steven Naismith is the biggest danger to Celtic's hopes of beating Hearts at Murrayfield, says Parkhead winger James Forrest.

They were unable to get back to winning ways in Leipzig, however, as Matheus Cunha and Bruma scored in the opening half for the hosts.