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Celtic boss unsure on AEK threat

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed his side after they overcame Rosenbourg in two legs during their Champions League qualifier.

The Hoops were held to a goalless draw on Wednesday, but progress following their 3-1 home win over the Norwegian side, moving them within just two rounds of making the Champions League group stages for the upcoming season.

However, despite getting the job done in Norway, the boss has called on his team to approach their next fixture with AEK Athens with aggression, as the competition begins to hot up.

They travel to Greece next week to face AEK, in a game that Rodgers admits he is ‘unsure’ on based on the challenge they will present.

“I always say if you’ve got your first leg at home, you can bring a score that can get you through,” Rodgers said.

The manager says he will now study the Greek champions ahead of their two fixtures, but admits he is unsure about the threat they may pose.

He added: “After this game there are another two rounds to go, but if that’s what it takes to get through, then that’s what we will do.”
[Quotes via BBC Sport]

The first round will take place August 8, with the second leg being played on August 14 at Parkhead.