It's Matchday Three in the Champions League group stage.

Celtic are in dire need of a victory to breathe new life into their Group E campaign. The task couldn't be any tougher as table toppers and old football adversaries Atletico Madrid come calling once again to Glasgow. Brendan Rodgers' men are up against it as they face Diego Simeone's La Liga outfit but as we all know this is the Champions League. Anything can happen.

Both sides come into this one on the back of a mightily impressive domestic performance. Celtic travelled to Tynecastle on Sunday and swept Hearts aside 4-1 to preserve their seven-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

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Atletico bagged a 3-0 win on the road against Celta Vigo, with French international Antoine Griezmann claiming a hat-trick. Who will the Irishman pick to do battle in this one? Our writers have their say...

Tony Haggerty

Don't mention 1974 and all that. Well, actually do.

Celtic need all the fuel and fire in their belly they can get for this one. If Jock Stein, Jimmy Johnstone and Kenny Dalglish and the class of the European Cup semi-final of 1974 are to be avenged for the disgusting treatment meted out by the Spaniards that shameful night at Parkhead then let it be now. Let justice be served 49 years on.

Rodgers' men are attempting to shatter the Champions League group stage match hoodoo by winning their first home game in a decade. The 50-year-old has watched on as his side - Kilmarnock and St Johnstone games apart - have swept all before them domestically so far. Now the hope is that somehow Celtic can replicate their domestic form in the European arena.

It ain't broke so it doesn't really need fixing. Joe Hart will be in between the sticks and Alistair Johnston and Greg Taylor will be deployed at right and left-back respectively. In the centre of the defence, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Liam Scales will form the partnership again with the former on the right and the latter on the left.

In midfield, the Holy Trinity is starting to shift through the gears and despite promising cameos from Tomoki Iwata and Paulo Bernardo, both men will have to be content with places on the bench as Callum McGregor, Reo Hatate and Matt O'Riley will once again be charged with upsetting the rhythm of the La Liga side. The stage is set for goal machine O'Riley to grab the game by the scruff of the neck.

Up front, Daizen Maeda will take his place on the right wing but it will be another one of those boundless shifts full of energy and running where he sacrifices himself for the good of the team by putting in another solid defensive display. That doesn't negate him or absolve him from being a pest in Atletico's attacking third, though, if and when the need arises.

Luis Palma can also be a big player for Celtic on this stage tonight down the left wing. He is showing increasing signs of being comfortable in his own skin in the green and white jersey. The Honduran was denied a late memorable winner against Lazio after a VAR check. The message would simply be to go out and do it all again Luis. If he can produce another sublime assist like he did for O'Riley against Hearts or conjure up a moment of magic to score as he did against Kilmarnock and Motherwell then Celtic potentially have a match-winner in their ranks.

Last, but by no means least, Kyogo Furuhashi expertly tucked away his first-ever Champions League group stage goal against the Italians and ended his domestic drought at the weekend to bag his 60th Celtic career goal in 95 appearances. The Japanese striker will be hell-bent on making it 61 goals for Celtic. The roof might well be lifted clean off Celtic Park if he does.

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Go on Celtic. Let's do it for Jock Stein, Jimmy Johnstone and the class of '74. Never forget.

Tony's team: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; McGregor, Hatate; Maeda, O’Riley, Palma; Kyogo

Ryan McGinlay

It already feels like this is judgement day with regard to Celtic’s European hopes this season. No two ways about it, Celtic need to take something from this match, against arguably the most streetwise team in the world in the shape of Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.

Who does Rodgers elect to pick for this one, though? If it isn’t broken, then don’t fix it, which is why he will go with the same team for the third game in succession. Hart will start in goals, in what will likely be a very busy evening for him in the shape of Griezmann, Memphis and Morata shots at goal. He will have to be on his A-game in order for Celtic to pick up any result on the night. Scales will continue to partner Carter-Vickers in the centre of defence, whilst Taylor and Johnston will occupy their respective left and right-back slots.

Into the midfield, and it will be the in-form trio of Captain McGregor, Hatate and O’Riley. Rodgers could throw a curveball and play Iwata, but the defensive work of McGregor and O’Riley should free up Hatate to do his work in the creative side of proceedings.

Up front, it has to be Kyogo who continues to lead the line. He will have been personally delighted to have broken his goalscoring duck in the Champions League against Lazio, as well as his mini drought domestically against Hearts at the weekend. Maeda will play his usual defensive role against better or more challenging opposition, and Palma will continue to play on the left-hand side of the attack.

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What is most important is that regardless of who plays, there has to be a togetherness within the players on the night. No individual errors can be afforded, and those individuals who start have to make their chances count when they arise. Similarly, those waiting in the wings on the bench must acclimatise quickly to the speed and tempo of the game, or they face costing their team with concentration lapses or mistakes.

Celtic can dare to dream, but dreams don’t work unless they do. You never know what can happen on the night.

Ryan’s team: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Scales, Taylor; McGregor, Hatate; Maeda, O’Riley, Palma; Kyogo