Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths eager to finish off Malmo

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths says the Scottish champions have enough quality within their squad to get past Malmo in their Champions League qualifier.

Celtic go into Tuesday’s second leg leading 3-2 from the first leg in Glasgow but Ronny Deila’s team were left frustrated by the concession of a late goal to the Swedes on home soil.

It means that Celtic will be treading a tightrope at the Swedbank Stadion but Griffiths insists they are confident of getting over the line.

“We’ve got a good lead,” he said. “It is going to be difficult here, but we’ve got players that can hurt teams.

“I was on the bench last year against Maribor when we got knocked out [at the same stage], but this is a different squad and we are looking to get the job done.”

Griffiths was on target twice against Malmo in Glasgow and is 2.50 to score in the second leg. The 25-year-old says he is unconcerned by comments from Malmo keeper Johan Wiland suggesting he had been acting like a child during the first leg.

He added: “He has made comments in the paper and is trying to play mind games and is probably hurting from the defeat last week.

“But we are going into the game looking to win.”

The Swedish champions are looking for a repeat of last season, when they overcame a 2-1 first-leg deficit against Salzburg with a 3-0 home win to progress to the group stage of the Champions League for the first time.

Malmo are 2.63 to win the second leg, with Celtic 2.63 and the draw, which would be enough for Celtic to progress, 3.50.

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