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Published: 19:16 | 26/9/17

Anderlecht have to attack, says Rodgers


Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says pressure is on Anderlecht in their Champions League clash and insists his side can exploit the Belgian side on the break.

Coming off an opening 5-0 defeat to PSG, Celtic will look to register their first win in this season's Champions League when they face Anderlecht, who sacked their manager last week, a game which is live on eir Sport 1 [Kick-off 7.45pm].

With both PSG and Bayern Munich winning their respective Group F games, Wednesday's clash may prove decisive as both sides look to claim third-place finish and a Europa League last-32 spot, granted they fail to make the Champions League last-16.

Rodgers insists the pressure will be on Anderlecht as the home team to attack the Hoops and feels his side can benefit on the counter-attack.

"It's down to Anderlecht to attack us," Rodgers said.

"We're a team that enjoys playing away because the space can open up a little bit more.

"There's a wee bit more on the home team because they have to try and come and show their supporters that they have the intent to win it and of course that works well for us also.

"We're a team that can control the ball and be good in possession but we're also a team that has fast players on counter attack."

You can watch all of Celtic's Champions League campaign on the eir Sport package. Brendan Rodgers' side face German champions Bayern Munich, Anderlecht of Belgium and French giants Paris Saint-Germain in Group B. The Hoops' game against Anderlecht at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on Wednesday, 27 September is live on eir Sport 2 [kick-of 7.45pm]

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