After destruction at the hands of Barcelona, then a scintillating 3-3 draw with Man City, which Celtic side will we see? The former is the outlier, with Moussa Dembele in absolutely electric from, scoring 11 in 12, and Celtic yet to be defeated in the Scottish Premiership. Gladbach's story isn't nearly as rosy. They wallow mid-table in the Bundesliga without much of a spark so far this season. Barring a dramatic burst of inspiration, are the likeliest in this group to go no further. For this match, they'll be missing Thorgan Hazard, Fabian Johnson, Raffael and Andreas Christensen. A Celtic win, however, would make things very interesting, especially if Man City lose in their visit to Barcelona. This match doesn't immediately stand out, but is worth flipping to to catch Celtic Park's incredible atmosphere and witness Moussa Dembele's impressive rise.
By beating Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva in their playoff, Celtic are back in the group stage after missing out for two straight years. Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers began to put his stamp on the club by signing former Fulham hot prospect Moussa Dembele, despite interest from various EPL clubs, along with EPL journeyman Scott Sinclair and two time Premier League winning defender, Kolo Toure. Striker Leigh Griffiths will again lead the line after scoring 40 goals in all competitions last season. After having a few comfortable years in the Scottish Premier League without rivals Rangers, proving themselves in the Champions League is necessary to be seen as more than just a big fish in a very small pond.
Gladbach made easy work of their Champions League play-off, defeating Swiss side Young Boys 9-2 on aggregate, after qualifying by finishing 4th in the Bundesliga. They lost Granit Xhaka to Arsenal, who would have been handy against Barcelona and Man City, but maintain their attacking trio of Brazilian forward Raffael, Lars Stindl and American Fabian Johnson. They’re a solid, dangerous side, but it would be a definite surprise for them to make it out of this incredibly tough group. That doesn’t mean Gladbach shouldn’t be ignored - they make for great viewing and won’t go out easily.
Scored a perfect hattrick in his first Old Firm derby, making him an instant hero.
Played for Arsenal's Invincibles before joining Manchester City and, later, Liverpool.
Scored 8 goals last season, two of which came in the Champions League against Juventus and Sevilla.
Started in goal for all four of Switzerland's Euro 2016 matches, including a clean sheet against France.