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James Forrest has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Dylan McGeouch, clearance made by James McAlister.
Adam Matthews crosses the ball, Iain Davidson manages to make a clearance.
James McAlister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre. James McAlister is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Dylan McGeouch, Rab Douglas makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Dylan McGeouch, blocked by Kyle Benedictus.
Inswinging corner taken by Dylan McGeouch, clearance by Iain Davidson.
Efe Ambrose joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Brown.
Shot from just outside the area by James McAlister misses to the left of the target.
Dylan McGeouch takes the outswinging corner, Scott Brown takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
Effort from the edge of the box by Tony Watt goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Tony Watt crosses the ball, clearance made by Gary Irvine.
James McAlister challenges Emilio Izaguirre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emilio Izaguirre takes the free kick.
Tony Watt takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
Shot by Gary Hooper from inside the penalty box hits the post.
Dylan McGeouch comes on in place of Kris Commons.
Shot by James McAlister. Save by Fraser Forster.
Nicky Riley joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Baird.
Shot by Charlie Mulgrew from outside the box goes over the target.
Centre by Emilio Izaguirre.
Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, Iain Davidson manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Mark Kerr by Gary Hooper results in a free kick. Kyle Benedictus takes the free kick.
Steven Milne leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Boyle.
Tony Watt replaces Lassad Nouioui.
Kris Commons takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Kris Commons produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Rab Douglas makes a save.
Centre by Adam Matthews, Gary Irvine manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Baird on Charlie Mulgrew. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the left by-line, clearance made by Colin Nish.
Lassad Nouioui takes a shot. Save made by Rab Douglas.
Victor Wanyama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Irvine. Rab Douglas takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Kris Commons.
James Forrest produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Rab Douglas.
John Baird has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Effort from deep inside the area by Kris Commons misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Kris Commons, save by Rab Douglas.
Charlie Mulgrew challenges Colin Nish unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Irvine.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Hooper. Rab Douglas restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre.
Victor Wanyama fires in a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 2-0 Dundee.Emilio Izaguirre provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Colin Nish by Emilio Izaguirre results in a free kick. Kyle Benedictus takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Charlie Mulgrew, Kyle Benedictus manages to make a clearance.
James McAlister produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Lassad Nouioui. Free kick taken by Rab Douglas.
Kris Commons produces a cross.
Goal scored by Gary Hooper from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Dundee.The assist for the goal came from Scott Brown.
A cross is delivered by Kris Commons.
Adam Matthews produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Kris Commons has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Kris Commons takes a short corner.
The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, Penalty awarded for a foul by Kyle Benedictus on Lassad Nouioui. Penalty taken by Scott Brown saved by Rab Douglas. Celtic 0-0 Dundee.
Foul by Kelvin Wilson on Colin Nish, free kick awarded. Iain Davidson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Kris Commons, Iain Davidson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Lassad Nouioui.
James Forrest takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
Shot from 18 yards from James Forrest. Rab Douglas makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance by Iain Davidson.
The ball is sent over by Kris Commons.
Effort on goal by Kris Commons from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama by Kyle Benedictus. Kyle Benedictus is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Strike on goal comes in from Charlie Mulgrew from the free kick, save made by Rab Douglas.
Effort on goal by Lassad Nouioui from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
John Baird challenges Adam Matthews unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fraser Forster.
Foul by Gary Hooper on Mark Kerr, free kick awarded. Rab Douglas takes the direct free kick.
Victor Wanyama crosses the ball, Iain Davidson makes a clearance.
Kris Commons delivers the ball, Shot by Lassad Nouioui. Save by Rab Douglas.
The ball is crossed by Kris Commons.
Shot by John Baird.
Colin Nish takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Brown.
Colin Nish challenges Kelvin Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kris Commons.
Emilio Izaguirre crosses the ball.
The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance by Iain Davidson.
The ball is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, clearance made by John Baird.
James Forrest has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball, clearance by Iain Davidson.
Centre by Emilio Izaguirre, Iain Davidson makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Forrest by Matthew Lockwood. Free kick taken by Adam Matthews.
Unfair challenge on Scott Brown by James McAlister results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Charlie Mulgrew from the free kick.
Effort on goal by Gary Hooper from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Euro ties have filled derby void - Lennon
Neil Lennon believes the Champions League has filled the void at Celtic left by the absence of Old Firm rivals Rangers from the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season.
Saturday would have been the first Old Firm derby of the 2012-13 season had Rangers not been relaunched in the Irn-Bru Third Division following their financial collapse.
Instead, Dundee, who took Rangers' place after finishing runners-up to Ross County in the First Division last season, will visit Parkhead to take on a Celtic side who began their Champions League group campaign with a goalless home draw against Benfica in midweek.
In addition to the return trip to Lisbon, the Scottish champions have matches home and away against Spartak Moscow and Barcelona to look forward to over the coming months.
Lennon claimed it was those big European games which, in football terms, will make up for the loss of four Old Firm derbies this season.
"I haven't detected much of a difference," said the former Celtic skipper, when asked what impact Rangers' absence from the SPL has had.
"Eventually you move on. There has been a hole there but it is up to other clubs to fill that void.
"The games have been very competitive, the crowds have been good, and some of the football has been good.
"So at the minute, in terms of finances we will miss the four Old Firm games but it is not a huge loss from a footballing sense because obviously the European games will make up for that."
Dundee, who were invited into the top flight at the last minute, are struggling at the bottom of the SPL table with four points from six games.
Lennon knows his own side have also struggled for league form this season.
He questioned his squad's attitude following the 2-1 defeat by St Johnstone in Perth last week which left the champions in fifth place with eight points from five games, and he is hoping that shock result will ensure there is no repeat against Dundee.
Striker Miku (calf) and defender Mikael Lustig (hamstring) are doubts while winger Paddy McCourt returns from a knock.
Skipper Scott Brown will again play despite an ongoing hip problem.
Filip Twardzik (groin), Anthony Stokes (ankle), Georgios Samaras (elbow), Beram Kayal (ankle) and Joe Ledley (groin) remain out but Lennon is hoping the latter two are back for the Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow on October 2.
Dundee manager Barry Smith has told his team to cut out the mistakes.
The newly-promoted Dens Park club face what promises to be their toughest test since winning promotion back to the top flight.
Smith watched his spirited side slip back to the foot of the SPL table last weekend after a late collapse saw them lose against league leaders Motherwell, having been in front for much of the game thanks to Colin Nish's first-half opener.
And Smith knows they cannot afford to be so slack when they go to tackle the Hoops on their own turf.
He said: "It's important we stop giving away goals. I keep saying it because it's true.
"It cost us again against Motherwell when we had done so much right throughout the 90 minutes.
"Sometimes one slip or lapse in concentration can prove all the difference at this level and none more so than when you face a quality team like Celtic.
"So the boys knows first and foremost they'll need to be on their toes from the first whistle.
"If they can do that then we will give ourselves a chance of getting something from the game which is what it's all about as far as we're concerned."
Smith has also urged his players to show they belong at this level by giving Celtic plenty to worry about.
He said: "I know the guys here are good enough for this kind of game so it's up to them to prove it.
"We won't be going there to defend and see what happens.
"Instead we'll go to Parkhead in a positive frame of mind and hopefully that will be reflected in what we do on the park.
"Nobody outwith our camp expects us to get anything but we hope that can work in our advantage.
"We have a group of very hard-working players who will give their all as usual come Saturday.
"I think the fans have appreciated what we're trying to do so far this season so they need to stick by us.
"This is the kind of game the club has missed since we were out of the SPL for years and we have to try to make the most of it.".
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