Copenhagen publish Celtic Park tribute on official website

By David Walton

February 25, 2020

Copenhagen have published a complimentary Celtic Park tribute on their official website in the build-up to Thursday’s trip to Glasgow.

Celtic will welcome the Danish champions on Thursday night with their Europa League last-32 tie deadlocked at 1-1. That means that Copenhagen will need either a win or a score draw of 2-2 or higher to progress.

It’s certainly advantage to Celtic, who have only lost one European game at Parkhead all season. Indeed, the likes of Lazio, Rennes, Cluj, and AIK have been dispatched in Glasgow, with the latter three being overwhelmed in comfortable fashion.

A quiet Celtic Park (George Wood/Getty Images)

And Copenhagen have published a neat tribute to the stadium, covering some of its origins and history ahead of the game.

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The Danes have labeled our famous ground “iconic”, “one of the most famous in Europe”, and has stated that the name Paradise “goes without saying”.

The profile on Parkhead – titled “Celtic Park – 128 years of stadium history” also touches on the history of the famous Jungle section, which they compared to their own “Sektion 12” at the Telia Parken arena. It also discusses the rebuild of Parkhead and how the stands were named.

A lovely touch from a good-spirited football club

The piece is undoubtedly to give their own supporters a bit of background on the venue ahead of Thursday night. But it’s certainly complimentary and a nice touch ahead of the second leg.

Copenhagen have of course already visited Parkhead in the past. Stale Solbakken led his class of 2006/07 to Glasgow in a Champions League group stage match and left with a 1-0 defeat.

A similar result this week and Celtic will secure a first – progression to the last-16 of the Europa League. It would be the first time we’ve reached this stage of the competition since its revamp in 2009.

Celtic have the initiative vs Copenhagen (Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

It won’t be easy, but our record at home this season is improving. Only Cluj have come to Parkhead this season and scored more than one goal. If Copenhagen fail to do that on Thursday, it’s almost certain they’ll be out given our goal-record this season. Celtic have scored over one goal in every European game at Paradise in the current campaign.

In any case, it’s nice of them to post a detailed profile of our famous arena. Hopefully come kick-off, however, they’re just another victim of the famous Parkhead cauldron.

It’s getting close to matchday! Give us your predictions for Thursday night in the comments below. How good an achievement would last-16 progression be? Celtic are favourites, but how big is our chance to qualify?