It’s been a tense morning with myself fixated in front of the UEFA.com video stream.
A lot of rules and regulations but ultimately, the draw got on quote quickly. The suspense continue as the “Non Champions Route” was announced first, but then the draw got juicy and it was our time.
First out the hat was Lyon, and then Anderlecht. One of the easy teams out, 2/4 chance now… okay onto the next one…
Celtic were drawn with US, yes, it’s going to be a battle of Britain, we’ve got Celtic..
FC Timisoara then were drawn with Stuttgart, Sporting Lisbon with Fiorentina and finally Panathinaikos with Athletico Madrid..
So here’s a summary:
Lyon vs Anderlecht
Celtic vs Arsenal
FC Timisoara vs Stuttgart
Sporting Lisbon vs Fiorentina
Panathinaikos vs Athletico Madrid
The first leg, I understand will be the away leg and will be played on 18th / 19th August at Celtic Park with the return leg on 25th / 26th August at the Emirates.
So, Celtic, good or bad? Easy or hard? It’s time for the battle of Britain…!!