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Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal to check on Celtic pair Tierney, Dembele

Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal to check on Celtic pair Tierney, Dembele

But Tottenham have stepped up their monitoring of the player, with the London club watching Tierney during last month's Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich in Germany before dispatching chief scout Steve Hitchen to watch him in action in the return fixture at Celtic Park on Tuesday.

If Bayern win at Anderlecht in three weeks' time, and PSG also beat Celtic at home, December's final round of matches will see the Germans host the Parisians in a showdown at the Allianz Arena.

Should any of the Champions League-playing sides in England follow up on their interests in the duo, Celtic could find it hard to keep hold of them for much longer. A hamstring injury has plagued him in the current campaign but he's still averaging a goal every other game with five goals in 10 appearances to date. Scott Brown and Moussa Dembélé were amongst the returnees for Celtic, whilst Bayern left key players like Mats Hummels and Thiago on the bench, with Robert Lewandowski injured. In James Forrest they had one of the game's star performers.

His point was proven at Celtic where teenager Manuel Wintzheimer was hastily promoted from the Under-19s as the only striker in the senior squad. The Frenchman showed Jerome Boateng a clean pair of heels but dragged his shot wide of Sven Ulreich's goal from a tight angle.

His tenacity in a challenge broke up a Bayern attack and released James Forrest down the right wing.

Jupp Heyncke's side booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League after Javi Martinez headed beyond Craig Gordon to seal three points following Callum McGregor's leveller for the Hoops.

Celtic heads did drop after that, but not for long.

Sinclair has been a revelation since moving to Glasgow a year ago, scoring 24 goals in 54 games.

Coman found space on the right in 77 minutes and from his cross Martinez climbed above Nir Bitton to head past Gordon.

The equaliser when it came was more than deserved, although it was questionable defending from Bayern. Forrest created the opportunity with more electrifying footwork and a clever pass to McGregor, who kept calm and drilled the ball through Ulreich.

Yet it was a night when Celtic gave their fans a glimpse of better times ahead if they kick on.