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Benfica's Cardozo up for Celtic fight

Oscar Cardozo insists he is ready to go to war for Benfica when they meet Celtic in the Champions League this week.

The Portuguese outfit meet the Bhoys at Celtic Park in their Group G opener on Wednesday and star striker Cardozo is prepared to put his body on the line against the likes of Charlie Mulgrew, Kelvin Wilson, Mikael Lustig and Thomas Rogne.

"These games are very competitive for me - I will have to battle and fight against the Celtic defenders," he told SunSport.

"But that's not a problem. I am always comfortable in these situations.

"If Celtic play an aerial game, that is fine. The key for Benfica is not to change our style to match them.

"We don't need to change. We must control the game and try to create danger. Any other style is not the real Benfica."

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