UEFA confirm Bodo/Glimt kick-off times; Celtic set for early start in Norway
UEFA have confirmed the kick-off times for Celtic’s Europa Conference League tie against Bodo/Glimt.
Ange Postecoglou’s Hoops were paired with the Norwegian champions at yesterday’s draw in Switzerland.
And, while we already knew the dates for the two-legged tie, the kick-off times have now been rubber-stamped by European football’s governing body.
Celtic set for early kick-off away to Bodo/Glimt
Celtic will host Bodo/Glimt in the first leg on Thursday 17th February, with the game kicking off at 8pm.
The return leg in the far reaches of Norway, will take place a week later on Thursday 24th February, with the earlier kick-off time of 5:45pm. (UEFA)
Glimt are the seeded side in the draw, hence the home advantage in the return leg, although away goals will not be in force.
Of course, Celtic are no stranger to these earlier kick-off times in Europe. Our visits to Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen both kicked-off at 5:45pm.
Bodo/Glimt tie will also move domestic fixtures
The tie with Bodo/Glimt will also mean that a couple of domestic fixtures are moved.
Our home clash against Dundee, currently set for Saturday 19th February, will be moved back by a day, while the same will also happen to our trip to Hibernian a week later.
Now we’ve got those dates in the diary, we can park the idea of facing Kjetil Knutsen’s side for a wee while yet, and focus on the immediate priority: getting top of the table as soon as possible.