Analysis: Three Celtic players who can inspire shock win against Manchester City
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Scottish giants Celtic make a short trip to England on Tuesday night to take on Manchester City in their final group game of the Champions League.
Brendan Rodgers side are bottom of Group C on two points after five games and second favourites against the Premier League high flyers, but they did pick up a point against City during their reverse fixture at Celtic Park.
Here, Football Insider analyses the three Hoops players who could be key to creating an upset and defeating Pep Guardiola’s side.
The 20-year-old scored a brace the last time these two met when they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in Scotland.
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Dembele’s ability on the ball, quick feet and movement could cause problems to a City backline that has not kept a clean sheet in seven games in all competitions.
He has scored three goals in five Champions League games this term and has been Rodgers go-to-guy as they have steamrolled the Scottish Premiership.
The hard-hitting midfielder’s ability to tackle and take a game by the scruff of the neck will be vital on Tuesday night.
His leadership qualities will also come to the test as he will have to guide his team through some tough periods against a very talented side.
Brown’s ability, in particular his passing, will also be crucial as the home team like to dominate the ball for long periods of the game.
The on-loan Manchester City winger will be allowed to play against his parent club at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
Roberts produced a man-of-the-match display as Rodgers side beat Motherwell 4-3 on Saturday afternoon.
The highly-rated youngster has the technical ability to play any attacking role and could be Rodgers’ secret weapon, if they are to clinch their first three points of the 2016/17 Champions League campaign.
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