Celtic’s UEFA Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk is expected to go ahead this week, according to a report from the Daily Record.

After opening their group stage campaign last week against Real Madrid, the Bhoys are set to be back in European action once again this coming Tuesday.

However, after the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, fixtures taking place in Scotland this weekend have been postponed.

With funeral arrangements still to be announced, there is also a chance that next weekend’s Scottish Premiership clashes could also be postponed.

However, that news is still to be confirmed by the SFA and the SPFL.

This has led to questions being raised regarding a potential postponement of Celtic’s Champions League game against Shakhtar on Tuesday evening.

But, according to a report from the Daily Record late on Thursday, there is an expectation that away games involving Scottish sides in European competition (Celtic and Hearts) will go ahead.

However, matches taking place in the UK, including Rangers clash against Serie A side Napoli could be called off.

Should Celtic’s fixture against Shakhtar in Poland go ahead, it could potentially be the final fixture for Ange Postecoglou’s side in September.

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Next Sunday’s match away to St Mirren is the final match ahead of the international break at the end of this month, meaning that if the outing in Paisley is postponed, the Hoops won’t be in domestic action until October 1st.

Celtic supporters will already have trips booked to Poland for Tuesday night’s second Champions League group stage match.

So, authorities will need to make a swift decision regarding the fixture in order to give fans enough time to change or cancel their travel plans.

At this stage, though, it is expected that the midweek game will go ahead. Should there be any changes, we will let you know as soon as possible.

In other news, Confirmed: Celtic vs Livingston postponed; SPFL to update on next weekend (67hailhail.com)