Mikael Lustig will venture to scene of famous Celtic win tonight

By Hamish Carton

February 20, 2020

It’s not just the current Celtic first-team who are in Europa League round of 32 action this evening.

Former Hoops full-back, and hero from the ‘Invincible’ season, Mikael Lustig will also harbour hopes of making it to Gdasnk in the final Wednesday in May.

But to do so, the Swede may have to put up a strong showing in a venue where one of Celtic’s most famous recent victories was acquired.

Ntcham after scoring in Rome (Photo by Tullio Puglia – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Lustig will visit scene of famous Celtic win

Yes, Lustig’s Gent are in Rome to take on the Italian capital’s other team.

After Lazio were dumped out by ourselves and Cluj, AS Roma are the city’s remaining Europa League team and they will be big favourites against the Belgian outfit.

AS Roma will be fierce opposition for Gent (Photo by Andrea Staccioli/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Kick off for that one is at 8pm Scottish time, so any Hoops fans wanting to see Lustig in action on Olivier Ntcham’s back garden will only have to change channel.

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It will be interesting to see just how good CFR Cluj are when they take on Spanish giants Sevilla.

The Spaniards are perennial winners of this tournament having won it a remarkable five times in the last 15 years.

Sevilla’s most recent Europa League win came in 2016 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

They’re also fifth in La Liga – level on points with Atletico Madrid who defeated European champions Liverpool on Tuesday.

Cluj have home advantage tonight and won all three of their group stage games – so it will be interesting to see how they fare.

Kick-off for that one is the same time as our own match: 5:55.