Celtic team vs Leverkusen confirmed: Ange stuns everyone, TV details, fans react
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.
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.
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…
Yasssss….. Love to see it 🍀 https://t.co/3MgEO6yXYU— Henke7bhoy (@chrisnbhoy) September 30, 2021
Genuinely put off and put off and put off looking at the team news til now but pleasantly surprised. Just hope we're not bringing CalMac and Kyogo back too soon for a game we'll still most likely lose but… COYBIG! https://t.co/Iq9H5wujs3— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) September 30, 2021
WE’VE GOT KYOGO DOING HIS THING!!!! https://t.co/YvcVioOHts— The Patriot Game 🎙 (@PatriotGame1888) September 30, 2021
Someone better have a WWE clip of a super imposed Kyogo and McGregor entering the ring during a Royal Rumble. Oh my days. https://t.co/Lk1wKj1gIj— Sean Mclaughlan (@SeanMclaughlan1) September 30, 2021
Huge if true…! 😍 https://t.co/X8EJ6sUc5J— French CSC (@FrenchCSC) September 30, 2021
He’s back https://t.co/blRy7lvJpr— Joe Walker (@CelticWalks67) September 30, 2021
FANTASTIC!!— CELTIC NATION🍀⚽️⭐ (@CelticNation67) September 30, 2021
KYOGO AND MCGREGOR START!!
Giorgos Giakoumakis on the bench as well!! https://t.co/3RJIvH43VP
Ange mind games 😯😯😯 https://t.co/vOffA9nCPb— P (@KyogoaI) September 30, 2021