Celtic fans will embark on a nice sunny trip to different parts of the Spanish coast before they congregate in Valencia on the 21st of February.
Celtic will have already played their home tie and will be hoping to bring some sort of lead or cushion to the hostile De Mestalla. On its official website, Valencia released the following statement to the away support just days ago.
Valencia CF will play against Celtic Football Club on the 21st of February at 6.55pm in the UEFA Europa League last 32-second leg at Mestalla. The following information is highly relevant for away supporters coming over to see the game.
Please, note that for safety reasons, the match tickets will not be put on sale online and they will only be available in person at Mestalla ticket windows up to two match tickets per person which will be nominative (The person’s name must match the name the one on the ticket).
In accordance with the UEFA regulations, match tickets will not be sold to away supporters wanting to access the home stands. If an away supporter is found outside the away stand he may be evicted from the stadium in compliance with the current UEFA regulations. The away Club is entitled to manage and distribute tickets in the away stand (The number of tickets complies with the UEFA regulations).
Plenty of Celtic fans will have picked up tickets for the home section hoping that closer to the time they will either gain entry to the away end or get access with the home support. Celtic fans have proven for decades that they can mix in with home support. Their record of traveling abroad is second to none. Unlike Valencia who only took 300 tickets for their Celtic Park allocation.
The first leg of the fixture takes place at Paradise on Valentines night. Valencia has had a poor season by their own standards and last night showed their strengths and weaknesses all in 90 minutes.