Celtic’s Champions League opponents FK Sarajevo don’t seem to be in the best of spirits.

Neil Lennon takes his side over to the Bosnian capital for their first qualifying round, first leg clash next Tuesday. The Hoops will be expecting a tough match in the soaring temperatures but it does seem like they might be facing their opponents at just the right time.

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Sarajevo are struggling for form

The Bosnians do seem like their struggling a little, if their recent friendly matches are anything to go by. Husref Musemic’s side have lost their two most recent-warm up matches in the last week.


They have lost to both Czech side Slovacko and Slovenian’s Domzale – conceding five goals in the process. Of course those matches are meaningless but it must paint a worrying picture for the Bosnians with Celtic due in town shortly.

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Last month, the Scottish Sun reported that the Sarajevo squad had gone on strike after not being paid their monthly wages. The issue was solved when Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan helped them out however the episode may still have left a bad taste.

Celtic must try and play on that uncertainty by starting the game well on Tuesday. If we can grab an early goal it would really settle everyone down and make life a lot easier for ourselves.

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