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Celtic manager Gordon Strachan admits he will gladly take a point against Villarreal in their Champions League clash at El Madrigal on Tuesday.

A goalless draw against Danish club Aalborg in their Group E opener has piled on the pressure but Strachan believes the quality Villarreal have in their side means a draw would not be "a disaster".

"I think anyone with any football knowledge knows about Villarreal," he said. "We know they're good and they're based on a South American mentality - that means they defend very well, they have good ability and they have got a great determination."

He added: "There are only two results which will do us, either one point or three.

"A point wouldn't be a disaster - that's for sure.

"I was hearing this morning it's 14 defeats in 15 games in the Champions League section and the draw was in Barcelona.

"That goal itself came from a free-kick so it shows you it's not easy.

"I'll be happier to get something from the game because they're top of their league now, they have drawn with Manchester United, they have got all their good players and they're a fantastic outfit."

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