Glasgow Eyes Magazine
Football / Celtic / Champions League
Good news for Celtic on the Champions League front is that Moussa Dembele the French number 10 will be in Athens for the third qualifying round second leg on Tues evening.
The striker has not played since the home win over Alashkert in the first qualifying round.
If Dembele plays against AEK Athens with his pace on the end of things then this will surely increase Celtic’s chances of getting that away goal or even more if required.
The tie is poised at 1-1 after last week’s first leg at Celtic Park, but the Celtic manager is more than confident Celtic can inflict damage in Athens and progress in the tournament.
Meanwhile back in Glasgow, the back pages of the newspapers and media, in general, is the Boyata saga, the centre-half, subject of a failed £9million bid from Fulham, is raging the Hoops are refusing to sell him in this window and has now spat out the dummy.
No player is bigger than the club and it’s looking like he’s played his last game for the Champions.
Celtic announce today standard tickets for the first Glasgow derby of the Premiership season at Celtic Park have now sold out. The match will be played in front of a packed Celtic Park on Sunday, September 2 (KO 12noon).
The second leg of Celtic’s Champions League third qualifying round tie against AEK Athens will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport this Tuesday, August 14.