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Celtic happy to focus on the ‘bigger picture’ with Bayern Munich in town

• Brendan Rodgers feels no pressure for marquee moment as Hoops manager
• Celtic will be eliminated if they lose and PSG beat Anderlecht, as expected

Martin O’Neill had Juventus, Gordon Strachan a Milan and Manchester United double while for Neil Lennon it was Barcelona. In their respective spells as Celtic manager that trio presided over Champions League giant-killing acts on epic evenings in Glasgow’s east end.

If it seems churlish to point towards what Brendan Rodgers lacks given his all?conquering tenure, there has been no such marquee European moment. A 3-3 draw with Manchester City last season is the closest Celtic under him have come to inflicting a bloody nose on a member of football’s elite. The latest attempt will come against Bayern Munich on Tuesday’ with Rodgers adamant he does not necessarily require what others may regard as a defining result.

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