Excellent Europa League Draw for Hoops – it’s FC Copenhagen v Celtic

CELTIC have been draw against Copenhagen in the Europa League’s knock-out Round of 32. As Group winners Celtic get to play the second leg at home so we travel to play at the 38k capacity Telia Parken stadium in Copenhagen on Thursday 20 February for the first leg and then at Celtic Park on Thursday 27 February for the second leg where there will be 60,000 Celtic fans in Paradise.

Celtic have performed brilliantly in their Europa League campaign this season having beaten Italian giants Lazio home and away, drawing against French Cup winners Rennes in France and beating them 3-1 at Celtic Park and taking revenge against Cluj for the Champions League qualifier elimination with a 2-0 win at Celtic Park before losing the dead rubber sixth round match by the same scoreline after already having won the group.

Copenhagen were the runners up in Group B finishing behind Malmo on 9 points.

The Rangers host Braga in the first leg of their tie before a trip to Portugal the week after, which is tough draw for Steven Gerrard’s side. Braga finished top of their group with 4 wins and 2 draws and topped the group ahead of runners up Wolves. It could have been harder though as they were unseeded.

The round of 16 draw will take place on Friday 28 February, so hopefully Celtic will be involved.

The Europa League Final will take place at the Stadion Energa Gdańsk on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 – wouldn’t that be wonderful if Celtic can get there?

More to follow…

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