Let’s be clear, Paris Saint Germain are one of the world’s superclubs, and a monumental task awaits Brendan Rodgers and his players at Celtic Park tonight.

The Champions League draw has Celtic up against two of only five or six clubs that can actually win the competition in my view, and when you look at the riches that PSG possess at the top end of the field, then to expect anything else than a win for the visitors may seem fanciful.

They have now added Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to a frontline that already included Edinson Cavani and Julian Draxler, and I don’t think there is a better front four in all of world football.

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And it’s not even as if Celtic can hold on to the consolation that the explosive attacking flair of the French giants comes at a cost to their defensive strength, because this is a team almost without weakness.

They have the likes of Thiago Motta, Adrien Rabiot, Dani Alves, Thomas Meunier and Presnel Kimpembe to name but a few who add that solidity to a side who also possess incredible attacking weaponry.

Nine times out of 10, PSG would beat Celtic, and Unai Emery’s men will be expecting to return to France with three points in the bag.

But with all that being said, Celtic should not abandon hope, and there are reasons for them to be optimistic that they can get a result on the night.

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For one, and I am aware that this is becoming quite the cliché, they have a backing on nights such as these that all of the money in the world can’t buy.

A German colleague of mine wrote a preview of the group recently given Bayern’s involvement, and while he pointed out that Moussa Dembele was the star name in the squad, the real star at Celtic is the passion of the crowd.

When Celtic played Borussia Moenchengladbach last season, many of us who have are familiar with European nights at Celtic Park perhaps felt that the atmosphere on that occasion, given the result, didn’t quite scale the heights we have seen in the past.

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And yet, people I know from the club were blown away by the whole spectacle, and they have told me that being able to sample such an occasion is one of their most treasured football memories.

So, there is no doubt that the PSG players, however little they may know about their opposition, will certainly know that they are in a place of great importance as a European stage.

Another thing that may work in Celtic’s favour is that there is absolutely no pressure on their shoulders to get a result.

It will almost be like a role reversal of what they encounter on the domestic scene, and they will be able to approach this game the way the likes of a Dundee or a Hamilton may approach playing them.

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I am in France this week, and there has barely been a mention of Celtic so far, so there is no doubting that the expectation for PSG to go to Glasgow and win is huge. The pressure is all on their shoulders, and it will be interesting to see how the match is covered here, particularly if PSG don’t get the win that is demanded.

It is all set up for a fascinating night. During all of Celtic’s European campaigns, with the possible exception of the disappointing Europa League exit under Ronny Deila, there is a result that makes you sit up and take notice.

Neil Lennon had his win over Barcelona, and Brendan Rodgers had the thrilling and unexpected draw against a Manchester City side last season who had looked imperious to that point.

Could the Celtic manager be about to add to that list of memorable Celtic results in Europe this evening? Logic would tell you no, and I still expect that PSG will win. But it is a chance for someone to step up and become a Celtic hero, and a chance to write history.