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Summary

  1. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers addresses media
  2. Rodgers bemused by question about Loch Ness monster
  3. 'If Messi plays he's arguably the world's best player' - Rodgers
  4. Barcelona's Rafinha hopes Messi will face Celtic
  5. 'Celtic need points so they will come out at us' - Luis Enrique

Live Reporting

By Thomas McGuigan and Andy Burke

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    That's all from us for tonight. We're back tomorrow with more build-up to Celtic v Barcelona in the Champions League and the rest of the day's football news.

  2. 'Celtic learned from heavy Barca loss'

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    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

    Celtic will not show Barcelona too much respect on the pitch, says manager Brendan Rodgers as he looks to avenge September's 7-0 loss.

    'Celtic learned from heavy Barca loss'

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

    Celtic will not show Barcelona too much respect on the pitch, says manager Brendan Rodgers as he looks to avenge September's 7-0 loss.

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  3. Dons boss looks forward to Hampden

    Ahead of Sunday's League Cup final with Celtic, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has been talking to BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound.

    You can hear the interview this evening.

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
  4. Questions on Nessie and Messi

    Richard Wilson

    BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

    The Celtic media conference took an unexpected turn when a Spanish journalist began a query about Lionel Messi by referencing the Loch Ness monster, which prompted Rodgers to laugh and say it was the "worst question I've ever been asked".

    He touched all the bases at Celtic Park, including the feats of Celtic's Lisbon Lions team, who won the European Cup in 1967 - a "unique" achievement "for Celtic and football" - and also the Celtic side that defeated Barcelona 2-1 in Glasgow in 2012.

    "What it shows it that it can be done," Rodgers said. "There is an incredible atmosphere at the stadium, so we have to use that to our advantage. The players can take inspiration from that game. There are many variables that go into it, you need a bit of luck along the way, you need your goalkeeper to play well because you know he'll have to make saves and you hope you can take the opportunities that come along your way. We've no fear of the result. 

    "We want to perform well and if we do in terms of our pressing, our recovery of the ball and in the final third, then we have a chance to do well.

    "Bravery for me is the courage to love the football, the ability to want the ball. It's always the measure for me when I ask them team to play, its not always about smashing into tackles. At the time [the 7-0 defeat] was very disappointing, but it hasn't harmed us. If anything, it's improved us a group and a squad."

    Lionel Messi shakes hands with Celtic captain Scott Brown
    Image caption: Messi scored a hat-trick when Celtic were at the Nou Camp in September
  5. 'Different performance' expected from Celtic

    Champions League, Celtic v Barcelona (Wednesday 19:45 GMT)

    Brendan Rodgers admits that Celtic showed Barcelona too much respect in the Camp Nou, which contributed to the 7-0 defeat the Scottish champions suffered in their opening Champions League group match.

    The two sides meet again at Celtic Park tomorrow night, and Rodgers insisted that his side will leave their respect for the Spanish team on the sidelines during the game.

     He believes his side learned a valuable lesson in that emphatic defeat, and that experience will be a positive influence at Celtic Park.

    "We clearly showed them too much respect on the field," Rodgers said. "There were many different aspects of the game we learned from, showing that courage to get on the ball, having that bravery, having respect for the opponent but not necessarily within the game.

    "The players have shown they've learned from it; we're playing than at home, so it's a real good measure and our mentality will change. 

    "The players have shown from that game that they've changed. It will be a tough game for us, of course, against top-class team with arguably the best front three you could say has played for Barcelona, but I would hope it would be a different performance from us."

    Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers
    Image caption: "Our mentality will change..."