The fog that clouded Celtic's last trip to Romania

By Hamish Carton

August 6, 2019

Celtic fans may struggle to picture any of the goals from the club’s last visit to Romania – and for a very good reason.

The Hoops last trekked over to the country in 2014 to face Astra Giurgiu. The Europa League clash finished 1-1 with Stefan Johansen’s opener cancelled out by a late William de Amorim strike.


But the match will be best known for the bizarre conditions that it was played in. Heavy fog engulfed the Marin Anastasovici Stadium and it was almost remarkable that the match even started, never mind finished.

The game was televised worldwide with Hoops fans unable to see the vast majority of the action. It was a very bizarre scenario indeed.


Things should be clearer for Celtic this time in Romania

Hopefully things are much clearer when Celtic travel to take on Cluj on Wednesday night. The home side’s stadium looks like a neat little ground capable of producing a good atmosphere.

Celtic should be backed by a decent away support who will make themselves heard as usual. A score draw wouldn’t be disastrous while a win would be a dream result.


We showed the importance of away goals in our win in Sarajevo so hopefully we can continue to provide the goods from counter-attacks. It promises to be a tasty affair. Let’s just hope we can see what’s going on this time around.