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Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic will tonight come up against a Barcelona forward line he rates as the greatest of all time. (Various)

Wounded Mark Warburton claimed Rangers have been unfairly hammered for their derby day thrashing at Celtic - and insisted he'll use the stinging criticism to fire his players for the rest of the campaign. (Various)

Luis Enrique is ready to unleash his terrifying trident - but the Barca boss admits he also fears Celtic's turbo-charged trio. (Various)

Brendan Rodgers admits Celtic should be nowhere near the Champions League given the financial disparity between his club and their opponents but tipped his reborn players to make history in Barcelona. (Various)

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi share a joke before Barcelona's pre-season game with Celtic in Dublin
Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, along with Neymar, form a formidable attacking trio

Celtic will battle a Barcelona squad tonight that cost an eye-watering £340m to assemble, almost £323m more than Celtic's. (Scottish Daily Mail, newspaper edition)

Ally McCoist has told Rangers fans to get real after insisting his old club were miles off Celtic. (Scottish Sun, newspaper edition)

Dean Windass has told Rangers boss Mark Warburton to build his side around his son Josh if he wants to close the gap on Celtic. (Various)

Hibs boss Neil Lennon has revealed he has taken former Welsh international Neal Eardley on trial. The 27-year-old is a free agent after being released by Birmingham when his contract expired. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran believes his side can halt Celtic's perfect start to the season on Sunday. (Press and Journal)

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright is hopeful a bug that sidelined two of his senior players at the weekend and affected another during the game has been nipped in the bud, after giving all his players a day off on Monday. (Courier)

Hearts have appealed against Tony Watt's booking for diving against Hamilton Academical. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Ross County manager Jim McIntyre believes his side's determination to attack was key in the more than two-year wait for a league draw at Victoria Park. (Press and Journal)


Paul Lawrie says Thomas Pieters beat Russell Knox to a Ryder Cup wildcard spot because he is a more versatile player "who can contribute in both foursomes and fourballs, whereas Russell is more of a 'foursomes-only' type of player." (Scottish Sun)

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