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.