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Barcelona star Lionel Messi is a fitness doubt for their visit to Glasgow to face Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Various)

The Spanish side have won their first seven games in La Liga - the first time they have done so in their history. (Mail on Sunday)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon admits he fears his team could get "a spanking" by Barca. (Mail on Sunday)

Lennon describes Greek striker Georgios Samaras as "world class" after his hat-trick in the 5-2 win over Kilmarnock. (Scottish Sun)

Barca star Adriano says fellow Brazilian Neymar gives the Catalans "a whole new dimension on the left" and warns Celtic of his team-mate's "breathtaking" pace. (Sunday Express)

Kilmarnock chairman Michael Johnston claims the home fans who boycotted the team's defeat by Celtic on Saturday at Rugby Park are trying to push the club into administration. (Various)

Rangers manager Ally McCoist describes striker Jon Daly as "a real gentleman" and "a leader" after the Irishman scored four goals in an 8-0 Ibrox win over Stenhousemuir. (Sunday Express)

And the Ibrox boss praised midfielder Ian Black for his impressive display after returning from a ban for betting on football matches. (Sunday Mail)

McCoist admits seeing the quarter-final draw for the Scottish League Cup being made brought back the pain of Rangers' defeat by Forfar in the first round. (Sunday Herald)

The addition of Willo Flood and Barry Robson to the Aberdeen midfield have helped to transform the Dons, argues former Scotland striker Billy Dodds. (Sunday Herald)

Former St Mirren and Aberdeen manager Alex Smith backs Danny Lennon to lead the Buddies out of their slump but warns that if the club is relegated from the Scottish Premiership it will struggle to make a quick return to the top flight. (Sunday Express)

Lennon admits that he is on borrowed time at St Mirren Park if he cannot deliver league wins very soon. (Sunday Mail)

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