Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can still qualify despite latest setback

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Brendan Rodgers has urged his Celtic players not to be frightened to make mistakes against RB Leipzig tonight.

Sinclair has been a key figure for the Scottish giants since he joined in 2016 and played a major role in the double-treble success, but it's gone downhill dramatically for him in the past few months.

"It's something we can't control but I'm looking forward to the match". After the last time in Salzburg, okay we lost the game but I want to see a better performance.

Despite a positive start they went behind to two first-half goals from Mathaeus Cunha and Bruma and had it not been for some Craig Gordon heroics, the damage could have been even worse.

"We have seen enough to know that we can win the game at home when the players come back", said the former Liverpool boss, who revealed the injuries Gamboa and Simunovic picked up makes them big doubts for the Betfred Cup semi-final against Hearts at Murrayfield on Sunday.

"We have stabilised the team in recent weeks, we have been performing well and this gives them a chance to show how well they have been training". "We've brought the form back into our game".

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He's actually not attacking pitches in the zone. "I feel like I let the team down right there". Boston manager Alex Cora made all sorts of moves, trying to help his team take a 3-0 lead.

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.

A tannoy plea to the 5,000 or so Celtic fans to stop their pyrotechnics display came before kick-off, which saw the visitors having to defend three early corners.

Austrian outfit Salzburg top Group B after wins against both teams who face each other in matchday three at the Red Bull Arena tonight.

Rodgers said: "Jozo looks like he'll be struggling".

Having been part of the the Hoops academy set-up to date, Rodgers chose to give Arzani a chance to impress with the first-team at Murrayfield instead of taking part in a reserves game against Partick Thistle. "So it's a great thing for the players to know that people are putting their hands in their pocket to come and watch them".

"The way they play, you know it's quite simple football but it's worked really well for them".

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