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EUROPA LEAGUE LAST QUALIFYING ROUND. 2ND LEG.

Thursday 26th August 2021

K.O. 7.15pm (U.K.)

AFAS Stadion. Alkmaar Zaanstreek


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AZ ALKMAAR 2-1 CELTIC FC


Goals: Kyogo (3) AZ. Aboukhlal (6) Starfelt (26 OG)

Celtic took to the field in their beautiful all green away kit in Alkmaar on a nice summer evening to face AZ with a two goal advantage. The Bhoys had to work hard in the first leg for that 2-0 win and tonight would be no different and the end prize would be qualification for this season’s Europa League.

Celtic started in the best way possible and grabbed an early goal that came in all of three minutes. A brilliant pass by Ralston put Abada away on a break down the right. He was joined in the break by Ryan Christie and Kyogo who quickly bore down on the keeper and a perfect pass by Abada from the right saw the Japanese Bhoy sweep it into the net to make it 0-1. That made it seven goals in seven games for Kyogo....
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Celts Date With Dutch Destiny
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Weekend's Hatrick Hero Turnbull and the Bhoys Celebrate

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(Celtic hold 2-0 goal advantage after first leg)


Thursday, 26 August 2021
19.15 BST
AFAS Stadion


Celtic travel across the North Sea for the return Leg in their Play Off tie with AZ Alkmaar on Thursday. With the prize of a place in the group stage up for grabs, should the Bhoys be able to convert a 2-0 home victory into a two-legged one in this return fixture with Dutch side, there is a lot riding on this outcome.

And coming off yet another impressive 6-0 display against St Mirren at the weekend, the Hoops should be full of confidence going into this critical European tie....​
Occasionally in life you have to admit your mistakes. When the deal to bring Eddie Howe to Celtic fell through and the name of Ange Postecoglou was leaked to the press as the man who would be offered the Celtic position, I was outraged. It seemed that we were going from a big name with huge potential, to a nobody from the other side of the world. I blamed the board for what I thought would be a disaster in the coming months, when the club was going to need a manager of stature for the biggest rebuild in my time as a fan.

I couldn't have been more wrong if I tried. As the initial shock wore off and word started to reach from Australia about big Ange and his teams, I started to come round. By the time he arrived on the scene, I had read enough to get me excited, but it is nothing compared to my feelings at this particular moment. This guy's style of play is nothing short of spectacular. It is an absolute joy to watch and was epitomised by yesterdays display against St Mirren.

James...
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High Hopes For Hoops' Home Run
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6 in 6: Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates against AZ Alkmaar

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Saturday, 21 August 2021
15.00 BST
Celtic Park


Celtic fans will be eagerly looking forward to making their way to Paradise once again this weekend, in the hope of being able to watch some more of the entertaining brand of football that has been on offer in recent weeks.

It is a run that has seen the Bhoys string together 5 consecutive wins in all competitions and interestingly, 4 at home. Another win tomorrow will see them having secured 5 consecutive victories at Celtic Park for the first time in over a year, and 6 consecutive in all comps, home or away, will also better any streak that was achieved at...​
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Celts Set For AZ Showdown
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Kyogo Furuhashi quickly adapting to life in Scotland with 5 goals in as many games

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Wednesday, 18 August
19.45 BST

Celtic Park

How's Your Bhoys?

The Celts, coming off a 3-2 win over Hearts at the weekend and securing a League Cup Quarter Final match up with Raith Rovers, now turn their attentions back to matters European, as they prepare to take on Dutch side AZ Alkmaar for a place in the Europa League group stages.

Whatever the outcome of this tie, Celtic are guaranteed European Football of some description until Christmas at least. However, after the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League, there...​