Celtic can look forward to at least one more Sunday league fixture after falling into the Europa League.
The Hoops are part of Europe’s second-tier competition again after losing to Cluj in the Champions League on Tuesday night. They will face either AIK Stockholm of FC Sheriff on consecutive Thursday nights with the league game in between now taking place on a Sunday.
That clash against hapless Hearts will be confirmed for Sunday 25th August in the coming days. However, if Celtic make it to the group stage of the Europa League then there could be a few more fixtures changing date too. Let’s take a look at what games could move.
Celtic to be affected by the Europa League again?
The Europa League group stage gets underway on Thursday 19th September so Celtic’s home match against Kilmarnock two days later would be the first to move to a Sunday. Other home matches against Motherwell and Hibernian would also be moved a day later while so would our trip to Ross County.
Other post-Europe matches already scheduled for Sundays are away clashes against Livingston and Motherwell.
Playing in the Europa League is such a kick for everyone at the club. Our Sunday home matches are likely to attract smaller crowds with fans from Ireland and obscure parts of Scotland unable to make it to and from the game.
Of course, Celtic aren’t even guaranteed a spot in the Europa League yet. We must still come through a challenging qualifier. The way our defence is at the moment, you really wouldn’t take anything for granted.