For the third time this season, Celtic face Rosenborg in Europe.

The two sides met in a Champions League qualifier – which Celtic won over two legs – but both teams have ended up in the same Europa League group.

Celtic host the Norwegian outfit tomorrow night, hoping to extend an impressive head-to-head record against the visitors.

Here are the stats ahead of the game.

Head-to-head record

Odsonne Edouard celebrates a priceless goal against Rosenborg in the Champions League (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

These two sides have met each other on eight occasions in the past with Celtic tending to come out on top.

There have been five Celtic wins, two draws and just the one Rosenborg triumph.

Celtic beat Rosenborg 3-1 at Celtic Park earlier this season, followed up by a 0-0 draw in Norway to seal an aggregate win.

Odsonne Edouard scored two and Olivier Ntcham notched the other as Celtic came from behind to win the first leg.

These two teams clashed last season as well. In the Champions League qualifying rounds, they played out a 0-0 draw in Glasgow before James Forrest’s goal was enough to seal a 1-0 aggregate win in the reverse fixture.

Rosenborg’s only ever win against Celtic came in 2001. The Norwegian side won 2-0 to avenge the 1-0 Celtic win that happened two weeks earlier.

Alan Thompson scored for Celtic in the first game.

That 2001 meeting was the first time since the 1972/73 season that these two sides met. Celtic completed a 5-2 aggregate win back then.


Celtic celebrated a big win over Rangers a couple of weeks ago (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Both teams go into the game high on confidence.

Since losing to AEK Athens in the Champions League qualifiers, Celtic have gone unbeaten in six matches.

But Rosenborg have not been beaten in 11 games since losing to Celtic and have moved to the top of the Eliteserien.

Goal scorers

Rosenborg do not have a prolific scorer but seem to share their goals out. Alexander Soderlund is the top scorer with six goals but has not scored since May.

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has five goals this season but looks set to miss this clash. Anders Konradsen also has five goals.

As for Celtic, Edouard tops the charts with four goals – three of which have come in Europe. Ntcham has three goals and the rest have been shared out.

European record

Celtic have not won a European group stage match in 10 years but will be encouraged by Rosenborg’s record of three defeats and one draw in their trips to Celtic Park.

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