Griffiths: This is what Celtic must do to beat Bayern Munich
By James Black
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths thinks the Hoops need to replicate the final 30 minutes of their recent 3-0 defeat by Bayern Munich if they are to stand any chance when the Bavarians visit Glasgow on Tuesday night.
The Germans travel to Celtic Park for their latest Champions League clash as the Hoops aim to secure a spot in the Europa League after Christmas.
Bayern out-classed Celtic in the first match although Brendan Rodgers’ side fought their way back into the game towards the end and Griffiths thinks this is what they need to try and copy on Tuesday night.
“I think the game will be different here, especially with the crowd getting behind us,” Griffiths said, as quoted by RTE’s website.
“They will roar us on from start to finish.
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“You’ve seen the second half when we were much more disciplined to go and play, we created good chances to score goals.
“If we can replicate the last half hour we played over there then we give ourselves a good shot.
“It is going to be a difficult night for us but as you have seen previously, big teams have been turned over when they came here.”
Griffiths scored Celtic’s only goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock as the Scottish champions extended their unbeaten domestic run to 62 games – equalling a 100-year-old-record.
With Moussa Dembele back fit again, Griffiths may find himself dropped to the bench when Jupp Heyncke’s side visit on Hallowe’en.
The Frenchman has been in good goalscoring form since making his comeback from injury and was rested for the draw with Kilmarnock.