Rangers fans react on Twitter to Celtic Europa League draw
Celtic have been drawn to face Russian giants Zenit St. Petersburg in the Europa League’s first knockout round and Rangers fans on Twitter are – unsurprisingly – getting behind Roberto Mancini’s side.
Celtic qualified for the last 32 after securing third in their Champions League group despite losing to Anderlecht in their final game.
The Hoops opponents were confirmed on Monday morning after the draw in Switzerland.
The official result of the Round of 32 #UELdraw!
Most exciting tie? ???? pic.twitter.com/166NCzW7wq
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) December 11, 2017
Rangers fans were getting behind the Russians – despite losing the 2008 UEFA Cup final to Zenit – although one Gers suporter thinks it “could have been worse” for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Here are some of the Rangers fans comments on Twitter:
Good luck zenit
— shug (@hughmiller2) December 11, 2017
Celtic win – outstanding
Zenit win – Financialllllll gapppppp
— Ryàn???????? (@RyanAli72) December 11, 2017
Celtic fans v Russian fans, should be a fair contest
— John (@johndeacons72) December 11, 2017
IT could have been worse for them
— DJ (@delboym1872) December 11, 2017
Time to support zenit then good stuff can't wait
— ???????????????????????? (@MrEIite) December 11, 2017
Celtic will be favourites v Zenit. The Russians will be 2 months into a 3 month winter shutdown when they come to Glasgow.
— NaeBull (@NaeBull) December 11, 2017
When Celtic face Zenit in February, the Russian side won't have played a competitive league game in nine weeks, while Celtic haven't played one in two years.
— SD Ritchie (@sdritchie) December 11, 2017
The Scottish champions only won one of their six Champions League games – a 3-0 win away to Anderlecht – and racked up a record number of goals conceded after 7-1 and 5-0 defeats by Paris Saint-Germain.
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The first leg will be played at Celtic Park with Brendan Rodgers’ side then needing to go to Russia and secure a result if they are to have aby hope of making the last 16.
By the time the two sides meet in February next year, Zenit will not have played a competitive game in over two months due to the winter shutdown in Russian football.
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