Celtic take on Lazio in Rome this evening hoping to seal valuable points in Europa League Group E.

Having never won a competitive game in Italy it's set to be a tall order against Serie A giants gunning for revenge from the reverse fixture in Glasgow two weeks ago.

What Neil Lennon's men can hope to aspire to, though, is their own success of yesteryear.

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On this day seven years ago, Tony Watt carved his name into Parkhead folklore with a brilliant winner against Barcelona.

The impossible was completed. The unbelievable was true.

Not too many Hoops fans will forget that evening in 2012 when Lionel Messi and his superstar company were sent back to Spain with their tails between their legs thanks to Victor Wanyama, Watt and the Great Wall Fraser Forster.

It can be presumed that the goalkeeper is in for another busy night tonight in the 5.55pm kick-off in Rome.

And he'll need Christopher Jullien in front playing with the form of Kelvin Wilson.

Kristoffer Ajer must put in an Efe Ambrose-esque performance. Whatever that means.

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On a serious note, the players from that night in 2012 did put in a heroic effort and deservedly won the game based on their work-rate alone.

But we've seen what this Lazio side are capable of. Manuel Lazzari opened the scoring in Glasgow last time out with relative ease.

Celts can't afford to allow Lazzari to do so again. They cannot allow Lazio's stars Ciro Immobile or Joaquin Correa to find their feet.

Of course, it's easier said than done keeping track of Italy's stars.

If anyone can motivate the players to channel another showing like the one produced on November 7, seven years ago, it's Neil Lennon.

He's done it before. On numerous occasions.

He'll have to do it again.