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.
18th July 2018, Celtic 3:0 FC Alashkert.
— Li’l Ze (@LilZe_7) July 17, 2021
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.