Moussa Dembele was on the charter flight that Celtic took to Athens today.
The striker has been out of action for three and a half weeks but looks like being on the bench for Tuesday’s clash with AEK Athens.
Dembele suffered a tight hamstring in the 3-0 home win over Alashkert but could be called upon as Celtic look to make it through to the play-off stage of the Champions League.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 12, 2018
Best news all weekend moussa travels to Greece pic.twitter.com/STgc2eZeAo
— paul the tim (@paulthetim) August 12, 2018
Big Moussa ????
— Christopher Quirk (@Quirkie1988) August 12, 2018
Even with one hamstring, Moussa is our best striker.
— Aidan Ritchie (@AidanRitchie27) August 12, 2018
Brendan smiling!! MOUSSA ON PLANE! ????????????
— Kevin Opala (@celtickev) August 12, 2018
Brendan Rodgers’ main concerns are in central defence where Jozo Simunovic and Jack Hendry are the only options.
Mikael Lustig or Kieran Tierney could be pushed in to form a three man central defensive unit but Tuesday’s match is unlikely to be one to experiment in.
Celtic will have to score at some stage in the match if they are to progress with a 0-0 draw sending the Greek champions through.
Odsonne Edouard was on the bench against Hearts on Saturday but is expected to lead the line as the hoops aim to make it through to the group phase of the Champions League for the third season running.