Brown: We need to up our game if we're to down Zenit

Brown: We need to up our game if we're to down Zenit

"They were top quality away from home against us, though to be perfectly honest we played really well as well".

Zenit's defeat at Celtic Park came in their first competitive game for two months, with the long gap due to the winter break in Russian Federation, and defender Igor Smolnikov claimed that was significant.

Should Brendan Rodgers' men make it through to the round of 16, they will have two more vitally important games to turn their attention to, presenting an opportunity for Rangers to potentially further bridge the gap between the Glasgow rivals.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the game.

Speaking through an interpreter, he said: "The problem wasn't our preparation, it was the first match of the season for us". We've been playing different formations and styles against top quality teams.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers must decide whether to recall Scott Sinclair or retain the 11 who delivered a "perfect game" against Zenit in the first leg.

A Zenit spokesperson said: "Up to 4,000 pupils from the Zenit Academy will fill the seats of the fan sector at the match with Celtic".

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"European football is notoriously very hard for ourselves but I think we showed in the first leg how well we can play".

"The whole Celtic team were good and played well, in the second half we improved and managed to stop them and it was a shame to lose the game towards the end".

"That will be our idea going into the game and we will look forward to working that way".

Celtic have progressed from their last 10 European knockout ties in which they've won the first leg, last failing to do so in the 1993/94 UEFA Cup, when they lost 2-1 on aggregate to Sporting Lisbon. If we can get to the last 16 this year it would be fantastic for the club.

"But what we showed in the first leg is that we can match any team".

"But they may want to bring a bit more initiative to the game".

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