Celtic vs FC Copenhagen postponed? Will snow force Europa League fixture to be called off?

Celtic take on FC Copenhagen in the second leg of their last 32 Europa League tie this evening after drawing 1-1 in Denmark. The match is set to kick-off at 8pm.

Snow has been falling in Glasgow but at the moment the fixture is still scheduled to go ahead.

Commuters were warned about travelling this morning and if the weather deteriorates then fans and supporters could struggle to get to the match.

The Met Office forecast reads: “Wintry showers are expected to continue through Wednesday night into Thursday morning, especially over Northern Ireland and western Scotland, before developing more widely across parts of northern England, the north Midlands and north Wales later in the night.

“This will leave surfaces wet, leading to icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces.

“Showers will fall as a mixture of hail, sleet and snow.

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“Some places are likely to see 1-3 cm of snow, mainly above 100m, with 5-10cm possible above 400m.”

Celtic boss Neil Lennon is desperate to see his side make it into the last 16.

“There’ll be no complacency or taking anything for granted,” said the Hoops boss.

“Copenhagen gave us a really tough second half out there and we had to work really hard to avoid going behind.

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“We didn’t start the second half well. We counter-attacked well, but we can play a lot better than we did after the break. The first-half performance was superb but we weren’t able to carry that on.

“Maybe a draw was a fair result on the night but, with the chances we created, we felt we could have come away with a win.”

The Celtic manager also hopes the home fans can give his side the boost to get them over the line against Copenhagen.

“The mentality has been fantastic so far and I want it to continue and for us to be in the last 16,” he said.

“We’re good enough to do that but we’re going to have to play well.


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“We’re at home and have an amazing support. The support on Sunday against Kilmarnock to going a goal down was fantastic and we’re going to need all of that.

“It’s going to be a big European night and one to savour, hopefully.

“I didn’t think there was much between the teams in the throws of the game. The tie’s still there for both teams.”

Celtic take on FC Copenhagen tonight from 8pm, weather permitting.

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