VALENCIA almost had a ‘Legia Warsaw’ and major Euro blunder moment in the Europa League when they were set to bring new boy Facundo Roncaglia who they ‘forgot’ was suspended for both ties of the last 32.
According to RecordSport, the player was set to fly out to Glasgow with the rest of the side when the error was finally caught. Valencia, like Celtic, have a walking wounded squad and have some big hitters missing from their ranks at the moment.
Legia Warsaw once famously fielded an ineligible player which seen UEFA kick them out of the competition and let Celtic back into the fold. There will be no repeat of this now with the Spaniard’s making sure their paperwork is up to scratch.
Celtic are underdogs going into the tie and must put in a top performance against the La Liga side if they want to take anything from the game.
Fans are second guessing Brendan Rodgers side for the showdown tie; will Burke start up top or will Edouard come back in, is Bain going to be number one for the game? And will Rodgers field Kieran Tierney even though the defender lacks game time.