Confirmed: Celtic line-up v FK Qarabag

Celtic Champions League

Here is how the Bhoys will line up in their Champions League Third Qualifying Round match at Celtic Park.

Celtic starting XI vs Qarabag: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, van Dijk, Izaguirre; Brown, Bitton; Mackay-Steven, Johansen, Armstrong; Ciftci

Subs: Bailly, Ambrose, Griffiths, Commons, Rogic, Janko, Forrest

Celtic face Azerbaijani champions FK Qarabag in Glasgow tonight, looking to edge closer to a place in the Champions League proper, with the match set to kick off at 19:45pm BST.

It is the first leg in the penultimate round of qualifying games - if the Bhoys can beat Qarabag, they have just one more tie to navigate, the final playoff round, before making the Champions League group stage.

The Scottish title-holders have named a strong side for the contest, with the intention of building up as big a win as possible before they head to the other side of Europe for the second leg in Baku next week. 

Nadir Ciftci continues up front as he looks to score his first goal for the club, while Craig Gordon starts in goal having extended his contract to 2018 earlier in the day.

Deila will surely hope his Bhoys side can accomplish a better home win than they managed against Stjarnan in the last round, which saw Celtic only win 2-0 in Glasgow, and then fall 1-0 behind in Iceland, before they went on to win 4-1 away from home.

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