As we reported on late on Tuesday night, Celtic fans WILL be able to attend the game in Rome next month after UEFA ordered Lazio to close a section of their stadium down as a result of a racist behaviour charge.
There were fears from a Celtic perspective that the game could be played behind closed doors because of the severity of the charge. With so many already booking up for their trip to Italy, it would’ve left thousands of Celtic fans either out of pocket or in the middle of Rome with nowhere to go on match day.
Superscoreboard confirmed the verdict which was leaked last night by Sunsport.
BREAKING: UEFA order Lazio to have a partial stadium closure for their next home Europa League match next month due to ‘racist behaviour’ from supporters.
It means Celtic fans will still be allowed in the Stadio Olimpico for the game.
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) October 16, 2019
Lazio are set to appeal the decision after issuing a communication yesterday evening saying the punishment will hurt well-behaved fans.
Celtic are set to welcome the Italian club to Parkhead first on matchday three which takes place next Thursday.