Mo Bangura should be fit to face his parent club. Photo: Scanpix. Montage: SR.

Elfsborg hope for giant killing act against Celtic

Swedish Allsvenskan champions Elfsborg aim for a giant killing act tonight as they take on Glasgow Celtic in the second leg of their Champions League third qualifying round decider in Borås.

Celtic hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg at Parkhead last week but Elfsborg are a formidable outfit on their artificial grass pitch and have not lost at the Borås Arena since September 2011.

The big talking point during the past week has been Celtic's attempts to stop Elfsborg striker Mo Bangura from playing in the game. In January this year, Celtic loaned-out the 24-year-old to the Swedish champions for a year, for a fee believed to be 1 million pounds. However, Celtic did not want the Sierra Leone forward to face his parent club in the first leg, a plea rejected by the Swedes. Bangura picked up a knock in training earlier this week but should be fit to play tonight.

Elfsborg manager Jörgen Lennartsson told the media that Bangura will have a late fitness test and said that all the pressure was on Celtic this evening.

Dave Russell

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