Here are some fast facts about Celtic’s Champions League play-off opponents. No doubt we will find out much more about them in the coming days.
Celtic are looking to progress to the group stages but must get past Hapoel in order to do so.
- Hapoel Be’er Sheva were founded in 1949.
- They play their home games at the Turner Stadium which has a 16k capacity
- They are the Champions of Israeli Premier League
- Hapoel knocked out Olympiakos who were the highest seeded team.
- They have the second highest average attendance in the Israeli Premier League (15,941)
- In the 15/16 season Hapoel Be’er Sheva became champions after 40 years without winning a main national competition.
- This is the furthest Hapoel Be’er Sheva have ever progressed in Europe. Got put out in the second Qualifiers of Europa League the past two seasons.
- None of the three European qualifying opponents Celtic have had this season actually play their football in European countries. (Gibraltar, Kazakhstan now Israel.)
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