Celtic beat AZ Alkmaar 2-0 at Parkhead in the first leg of their Europa League play-off last week and now the Bhoys travel to the Netherlands for the second leg this evening. Tonight’s game is a winner takes all scenario whoever comes out on top (on aggregate) enters the draw for tomorrows group stage draw. Away goals do not count.
The Hoops are on a roll with their winning form, Celtic’s victory in the first game at Parkhead was their fifth successive win, and they extended that run to six matches with a 6-0 thrashing of St Mirren at home on Saturday.
Ange Postecoglou has promised that there will be no conservative approach to today’s game and Celtic fans can expect to see the same attacking philosophy that has transformed the Celtic team and fans mood.
With the teams just announced here is how Celtic will line out tonight in Holland.
Celtic vs Alkmaar lineups 👇 pic.twitter.com/jcL8ifUUZu
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Ange has put Eddy on the bench and brought Christie in to replace him. The rest of the team kind of picks itself and Eddy will be good firepower to bring on but hopefully Celtic are not looking for firepower in the latter stages of the game.