Brendan Rodgers urges Celtic to evoke memories of Champions League giant-killings as they bid to topple Bayern Munich

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Celtic are in the midst of a 62-game unbeaten run domestically (Source: Getty)

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has implored his side to reprise their role of European giant-killers in a bid to boost their push for escape from the Champions League’s group of death.

The Bhoys sit third in Group B behind continental heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, who they host on Tuesday, after accruing three points from their opening three matches.

But with second-placed Bayern without injured big-hitters Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, Rodgers has called on his side to evoke memories from past campaigns when the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Lyon and Benfica were slain at Celtic Park.

“As for most teams against Bayern it is very tough, but there were moments in the second half over there [against Bayern] where we showed confidence and belief which allowed us to be more like ourselves,” said Rodgers.

“We always love to play here at Celtic Park with the backing of the support and we will look to find a way of getting a result.”

Midfielder Olivier Ntcham is set to be available for Celtic, who are in the midst of a 62-game unbeaten run domestically, after Rodgers confirmed his withdrawal from Saturday’s draw with Kilmarnock was precautionary.