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Celtic hopeful of victory?

Brendan Rogers and Moussa Dembele think so.

FC Barcelona Training Session and Press Conference Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Lionel Messi is back.

The best player on the planet has returned from the bug that kept him out of the league draw against Malaga, giving Barça a major boost as they gear up to face a Champions League rival that has frustrated the Blaugrana on more than one occasion. Celtic have always been a tough team to beat at home, and that is cause for some hope in favour of the home side.

Atleast Moussa Dembele and Brendan Rogers believe so, as they both think the Hoops could go against the odds and snatch a victory.

This is what Brendan Rogers had to say about the tie:

Moussa Dembele, who has been in good form for the Scottish side has echoed his manager's thoughts when he spoke to the media:

The forward infamously missed an equalising penalty the last time Celtic came to the Camp Nou, which led to the Catalans eventually routing the Hoops 7-0.

Celtic have gained some momentum after drawing against Gladbach in their previous CL fixture and hope that they can use the Cauldron to keep their run alive in the competition.

Despite the odds favouring Barça, one must remember that the team has struggled against a good defence and the atmosphere in Glasgow is going to give the Blaugrana a tough night.

Here's to hoping that Barça come back unscathed from their trip to Scotland.