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Leigh Griffiths has five goals so far for Celtic this season, including one in Europe

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says Leigh Griffiths is available for Tuesday’s Champions League Group B opener against Paris St-Germain.

Griffiths missed Friday’s 4-1 win over Hamilton Academical after taking a knock on Scotland duty.

However, Tuesday’s game will come too soon for fellow striker Moussa Dembele and defenders Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko, who are nearing fitness.

PSG prepared for their trip to Glasgow with a 5-1 win away to Metz on Friday.

Summer signings Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both scored while fellow forward Edinson Cavani netted twice.

Odsonne Edouard deputised for Griffiths at New Douglas Park and scored Celtic’s fourth goal.

Neymar and his PSG team-mates arrived in Glasgow on Monday evening

“Leigh’s available, he’s trained yesterday and today so he’s fine,” said Rodgers. “Moussa’s literally just come back so he’s still a little bit away off fitness yet so he won’t be available.

“He (Griffiths) was in real good form. He’s a wonderful player and he’s a player that’s developed over the course of the last 12 months and you see him now at this level, he’s been very, very good so it’s great to have him back.

“On the other side of that, it gave us the opportunity to play young Odsonne on Friday and I thought he was very, very good so it gives us some options there with both those players fit, which is great.

“It should be a great spectacle. We’ve worked very hard all of last year in the league and then went through a really tough qualification phase and this is the competition that we wanted to be in.

“They’re put together, PSG, to win this competition. There’s no question about that – the quality that they have and what they’ve been building over the last few years.

“And then what they’ve done in terms of over the summer, bringing in Neymar and Mbappe, whose an amazing young striker.”


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