Neil Lennon has announced the Celtic team that will take on Copenhagen in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday evening, as reported by the club’s official Twitter account.
The team is as follows:
Starting XI: Forster, Frimpong, Jullien, Ajer, Hayes; Brown, Ntcham, McGregor; Christie, Edouard, Forrest
Substitutes: Bain, Simunovic, Bitton, Bayo, Rogic, Bolingoli, Elyounoussi
The game is Celtic’s first in Europe since the loss to Cluj in the last Europa League group stage game in December.
That was the only blemish in what has been a very successful Europa League campaign, which saw the Hoops top their group.
Unlike the last two years when the Hoops have reached the last 32 of the tournament, Celtic are away from home in the first leg, which could turn out to be a bonus.
Hoops should be confident going into game
That will of course depend on the result of the first leg. Still, the Hoops should be confident going into the game. After all, Celtic have won their last nine matches in all competitions.
Hoops boss Neil Lennon has picked a very strong side for the game, although he has had to make do without to players who have first-team regulars recently, Greg Taylor and Leigh Griffiths.
Have players who can score priceless away goal
Still, with the likes of Odsonne Edouard, James Forrest and particularly Callum McGregor in excellent form, Celtic should be confident about securing at least one priceless away goal.
As the match against Copenhagen is such a big game for the Hoops, some fans on social media have given their verdict on the team that has been selected by Neil Lennon.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to the Celtic team that will start the match:
— Jay (@Jayc67x) February 20, 2020
Edouard Hattrick 🤩
— Olivia Cardosi (@OliviaCardosi) February 20, 2020
Bet Hayes plays an absolute blinder as well 😂
— French Eddy (@I_C_Celtic) February 20, 2020
— Shauni McTaggart (@ShauniMcTaggart) February 20, 2020
The weekly Hayes haters are out, hope he has a balling game like he did in the first group game against Rennes, Frimpong running at them will give them the fear, Keats do this Celtic, get the job done, make the 2nd leg a party at Paradise. Back the Bhoys, don’t write them off 🍀
— Danny (@DannyCFC1967) February 20, 2020
Not sure about Hayes but I know he’ll work hard for the team.
— Celtic (@dembele259) February 20, 2020
Solid team, MON THE CELTIC 🍀 https://t.co/EEfEzD09MR
— Arron (@arrmorrissey3) February 20, 2020
IN LENNY WE TRUST HH 🍀
— Malky McKay 🏆🏆🏆🏆🍀⭐🍀🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@E_F_L2012) February 20, 2020
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