The first qualifying round draw for the Champions League has been kind to Celtic with a home tie against KR Reykjavik on August 18 or 19.
A home draw was imperative due to travel issues with Neil Lennon’s squad facing the Icelandic champions after what looks like being a very straightforward home match against a weakened Aberdeen.
Quarantine concerns from the Icelandic end could be the only issue but that shouldn’t arise if Scotland is treated as seperate from the UK which is the view taken by UEFA.
The visit of Reykjavik will bring back happy memories for Callum McGregor who made his first team debut against the Icelandic champions in 2014 and marked it with the first competitive goal under Ronny Deila. Celtic won the return leg 4-0 at Murrayfield.
KR are sitting in second place in this season’s Icelandic league, two points behind leaders Valur with a game in hand after playing eight games.
The second-round draw for the Champions League will take place tomorrow with Celtic again seeded, the second-round matches will be played on August 25 and 26.
— Joe T (@joetracey7) August 9, 2020
Celtic at home unless restrictions in place. 4 countries have offered venues in case of this
— Michael (@Mickeybm) August 9, 2020
If the government don’t impose quarantine
— Dean Wilson (@_deanwilson94) August 9, 2020
Here we go 4 champions league qualifying games in a row
— NBKPredictedScroll (@PREDICTEDSCROLL) August 9, 2020
Happy with that??
— barry pickard (@barem1996) August 9, 2020
Decent draw . Let’s hope idiots don’t mess it up so game can go ahead at Celtic Park
— steven (@Beaumontbhoy) August 9, 2020