Celtic team vs Leverkusen confirmed: Ange stuns everyone, TV details, fans react

By John McGinley

September 30, 2021

Manager Ange Postecoglou has named his Celtic team vs Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League tonight, per the official club website.

The full match squad is:

Starting XI – Hart, Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Montgomery, McGregor, Turnbull, Rogic, Abada, Jota, Kyogo.

Substitutes – Bain, Scales, Bitton, Giakoumakis, Ajeti, Soro, Shaw, McCarthy, Urhoghide, Welsh.

Tonight’s a big one for Celtic. After narrow defeat away to Real Betis in the opening group fixture, we can’t afford to lose this evening to have a hope of knockout round qualification.

Leverkusen arrive with quality and plenty of attacking intent. They’ll be a difficult team to defend against never mind outscore.

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Celtic have won only four of the 24 matches against German opposition, but all four have come at Celtic Park. Anything can happen at this stadium when the crowd are behind the team.

Postecoglou has made a number of changes to his team and the headline news is obviously the return of Kyogo and Callum McGregor to the team.

Broadcast details

The only legal way to watch tonight’s fixture in the UK & Ireland is via BT Sport 3.

The only coverage from Celtic TV will be an audio feed – that’s worldwide.

On these shores, BBC Radio Scotland are offering live audio coverage too.

The match is on 81 channels in 138 different countries, which you can find the details of here.

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Fan reaction to Celtic team vs Leverkusen

As you can imagine, there is GREAT excitement for the return of two massive players who weren’t thought to be starting tonight.

Kyogo and McGregor back in the team is unbelievable news and should add to our performance greatly against the Germans.

What a boost for the support.

These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all this evening…

In other news, What Ange Postecoglou will tell his players in the Celtic dressing room tonight.