Celtic boss Ronny Deila says Mikael Lustig could feature against Malmo

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Celtic will face Malmo in the second leg of the Champions League playoff tie in Sweden on Tuesday evening.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been quoted as saying on the club’s official Twitter page that Mikael Lustig could feature against Malmo away from home in the Champions League playoff tie on Tuesday evening.

The 28-year-old defender suffered an injury against the Swedish club during the first leg of the playoff tie at Celtic Park on Wednesday evening.

The Sweden international right-back suffered the injury during the 80th minute of the encounter, which ended in a 3-2 win for the Bhoys and was substituted rightaway.

With the Hoops to take on Malmo in the second leg in Sweden on Tuesday, Deila is confident that the highly-rated former Rosenborg star will be available for the clash.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic got the better of Malmo 3-2 at home in the first leg of the Champions League playoff round on Wednesday evening.

The Bhoys took the lead at Celtic Park as early as the third minute through Leigh Griffiths, and Nir Bitton added the second seven minutes later.

Malmo halved the deficit just seven minutes into the second half when former Celtic loanee Jo Inge Berget found the target from close range.

Deila’s side restored their two-goal advantage just past the hour mark, only for Berget to score again for Malmo with virtually the last kick of the game.

Over the course of the 90 minutes, hosts Celtic had 59% of the possession, took seven shots of which four were on target and earned six corners.

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