By support

11th Dec, 2017 | 1:57pm

Lawyer: Stadium ban in place for Celtic clash v Zenit

Zenit St Petersburg will have part of their stadium when they face Celtic in their Europa League last 32 clash, according to a sports lawyer.

The teams are set to play in the second leg of the tie in Russia on February the 22nd.

According to Scottish based Laura Sports Law’s personal Twitter account, Zenit will have a section of the Petrovsky Stadium closed due to a racist banner and setting off fireworks in a Europa League match against Vardar.

This might not seem like a big deal but Celtic will be clinging to every advantage they can get over the two legs, which also includes the fact that Zenit will be in their winter break when the tie is played.

The game will be the first ever tie between the sides, but the Hoops have a decent record in Russia, which includes a memorable 3-2 win over Spartak Moscow in the Champions League in 2012.

The Hoops will have to play far better than in their previous match in Europe this season, the insipid 1-0 defeat to Anderlecht in the Champions League.

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The Celts will aim to get back to winning ways in their upcoming Scottish Premiership match against Hamilton, the Hoops are currently five points clear of both Rangers and Aberdeen with a game in hand.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has given his reaction to the draw

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