Pictures: The Tallinn stadium that will soon host Celtic

By Hamish Carton

July 19, 2019

Celtic will travel to A Le Coq Arena in Tallinn for their Champions League second-leg clash against Nomme Kalju.

The arena is the home of the Estonian national team and will be used by Kalju due to their usual stadium not being big enough.

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A Le Coq Arena will be a familiar sight for most football fans. The stadium hosted last season’s UEFA Super Cup final between Madrid rivals Real and Atletico.

Diego Simeone’s side won that encounter by 4 goals to 2 and most Celtic fans would settle for a similar result when the Hoops travel there in ten days.

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What can Celtic expect in Tallinn?

The second leg of the tie will take place in Tallinn on Tuesday 30th July. Kick-off will be at an earlier time of 6pm (Celtic Park time) meaning that Neil Lennon’s side could be one of the first to officially book their place in the third qualifying round.

From the photos we have of the arena, it looks like a pretty friendly place to play your football. The pitch looks in good condition (as you would expect for a national stadium) and the stands don’t look too intimidating.

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Given Kalju are unlikely to pack the arena on the night of the game, this could almost be the perfect away venue for Celtic.