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2nd Nov, 2016 | 6:08pm

Stats show this Celtic ace is better than Mesut Ozil in the Champions League

By Amir Mir

Celtic midfielder Scott Brown has made more successful passes than Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil in the Champions League this season.

According to UEFA, as reported by the Daily Record, the Bhoys skipper Brown, has made 287 passes in four European fixtures this term, with 96 per cent of them finding a teammate.

This means the midfield enforcer has the best passing stats of any British-based player in the Champions League so far during this campaign with Mesut Ozil in third place, behind teammate Shkodran Mustafi with 257 passes which has seen a 84% success rate, completing 215.

The 31-year-old has seen his side lose two group game encounters, including a 7-0 drubbing at Barcelona, as well as an enthralling 3-3 draw against Manchester City.

However, the Scotland International was an influential figure as Brendan Rodgers side picked up a deserved point away at Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday night.

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Despite his impressive passing stats, Brown, has been unable to provide an assist in four Champions League games, nor has he been able to supply one in the Scottish Premiership.

By contrast, Germany International, Ozil, has provided two assists in the Champions League group games, including during the Gunners 3-2 win at Ludogorets on Tuesday night.

In other Celtic team news, supporters on Twitter laughed as Rangers are reportedly set to bring back Joey Barton into their first-team.