Celtic looking to equal unbeaten record

The legendary Lisbon Lions went 26 domestic matches unbeaten 50 years ago

Celtic looking to equal unbeaten record

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Scottich champions Celtic are looking to equal an unbeaten record set by the legendary Lisbon Lions team from almost 50 years ago.

Brendan Rodgers' side need to avoid defeat against St. Johnstone on Wednesday to go 26 matches unbeaten this season.

Speaking to the club's official website ahead of the match, Rodgers said: “To be talked of in the same breath as guys who created the legend of this club would obviously be a huge privilege. I haven’t really thought on it, to be honest, I just try to look to win our games, irrespective of what the consequences of that means.

“But, of course, anywhere you’re mentioned in that same breath as those guys, it gives a great privilege but we have a lot of hard work to do and St. Johnstone will be a tough test for us.

“They’ve done very well with Tommy and particularly away from home they’ve done well, so we know it will be a good test of our qualities but it’s another game we’re looking forward to,” he added. 

Celtic captain Scott Brown is also due to make his 400th appearance for the club.  

The Glasgow club are currently 19 points clear of their second place in the league, with a game in hand.