Celtic Park plays host to its first European night this evening as Alashkert travel up to Glasgow for the second leg of their Champions League qualifier against Brendan Rodgers’ side. While Paradise will surely see bigger games this season, the first one of the campaign is always special.
After a 1-4 win away out in Armenia, the Bhoys can afford to relax tonight. Barring a Ronny Deila-like collapse this evening, the SPFL giants will progress with relative ease, so Rodgers can certainly afford to relax somewhat this evening, though standards still can’t drop.
In an ideal world, Celtic get their home campaign off to a flyer. With Steven Gerrard now at the helm of their greatest rivals, it’s important the Hoops keep relentlessly pursuing total dominance in Scotland and tonight is certainly a chance to do exactly that, getting life back at home off to a good start.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the ideal scenario for Celtic tonight.