Scottish Football’s coefficient explained

Last night saw Celtic sweep Rosenborg aside 3-1 in the second qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League. The return leg next week will dictate who will face AEK Athens in the next round before the playoffs. The qualifying route has always been a long and winding road; however, UEFA have made changes to protect teams from the top five leagues and that means that Celtic and Scottish teams have suffered.

Tonight, three Scottish teams continue their quest for the Europa League; but how can Scottish football overcome these qualifiers and look to a simpler route – as was the case ten years ago.
One twitter user, Moravcik67, has explained in depth how the coefficient works for Celtic and the other Scottish teams. The account is normally excellent at detailing qualifying routes and regulations.

There you have it, Scottish football’s coefficient explained. Follow Moravcik67 for more Celtic related stats on Twitter.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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