Celtic have been drawn against Copenhagen in the Europa League Round of 32, due to take place in 2020.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 16, 2019
As we know Celtic were seeded for the process and as a result we will play the first leg away from home on February 20th, before returning to Celtic Park for a mammoth second leg on February 27th.
Drawing the Danish side will be seen as favourable, certainly compared to landing an outfit from one of the big five leagues.
They finished second to Malmo in their Europa League group, ahead of Dynamo Kyiv and Lugano.
They also aren’t having the most successful league campaign so far this term, currently seven points adrift of FC Midtjylland, who didn’t look particularly great against Rangers earlier this season.
With Neil Lennon’s Bhoys having just come through a group containing the French Cup and Italian Cup winners, we should have absolutely nothing to fear heading into the fixture.
We most recently faced Copenhagen in the 2006/07 Champions League group stages, winning 1-0 at home and losing 3-1 away. Clearly we’ll be looking to do better than that this time around.
Can Odsonne Edouard and company show their quality and book a place in the last 16?
Fans have been taking to social media to share their instant reaction to the draw, and confidence is certainly high, with this lot saying:
— Indy Bhoy (@BhoyIndy) December 16, 2019
Could not be better 🍀
— Michael Grant (@MiniMike1991) December 16, 2019
— Pa Gleeson (@pagleeson) December 16, 2019
Thats a brilliant draw.
— James (@jamesh220279) December 16, 2019
Announce last 16 opponents
— TMcCall (@TMC3513) December 16, 2019
— Seany 🏴 (@Seany_CFC) December 16, 2019
Never underestimate but still better than we’ve had before
— JR (@JR70170195) December 16, 2019
Yass! Take that 🍀
— LouMun 67 ⚽️🍀🏴 (@lfmunro) December 16, 2019
What a draw 💚
— DEL SCOTT (@derekscott1990) December 16, 2019