Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lambert Aims for Euro Repeat

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lambert Aims for Euro Repeat

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Paul lambert believes Celtic and Borussia Dortmund have many similarities - and is confident Martin O'Neill's side can also shake off their underdogs tag to triumph in Europe.

The Parkhead skipper revealed that nobody gave the German side a chance of winning the Champions League final against the superstars of Juventus in 1997.

And this year Lambert is faced with a similar scenario, with Porto the favourites to win the UEFA Cup in Seville tonight.

But the midfielder knows only too well that Celtic can produce as big a shock to lift the UEFA Cup in the Estadio Olimpico.

"We beat Juventus who were phenomenal," said Lambert (pictured). "They had some top class players at that time.

"Nobody gave us a chance, which is the good thing about the underdog. You just never know what will happen this time either.

"We are not going to be intimidated and in one game you just never know. We have a lot of big players, but we can play as well - just like that Dortmund side. …

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