Video: Celtic Breeze Through Opening Qualifier, On This Day

Celtic have played in so many UEFA Champions League qualifiers, despite being champions for most of the last two decades, that it’s hard to keep track. Often taking the champions route, the Hoops usually get an easier draw in the opening round. As runners up this time around, Ange Postecoglou’s side will face a more tricky proposition with FC Midtjylland laying in wait, but it wasn’t so long ago that Celtic were paired against unknown opponent’s such as FC Alashkert.

On this day, in 2018, it was they who the Hoops faced at Paradise and swept aside with an easy 3-0 victory. Moussa Dembele scored a brace, adding to a goal from James Forrest.

Let’s hope things go as straightforward as that on Tuesday. Although, Midtjylland will undoubtedly provide a tougher test than that match against the Armenians.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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