Zenit get hilarious revenge on Celtic after programme blunder
Zenit St. Petersburg have taken revenge on Celtic after the Hoops used on old Zenit badge on the match programme for last week’s Europa League first leg clash – by using NBA side Boston Celtics’ logo.
The Hoops claimed to use the old badge as a tribute to their opponents’ greatest achievement – winning the UEFA Cup against Rangers in 2008 – and the Russians made the tongue-in-cheek jibe on the programme cover for the second leg’s programme and shared it on their official Twitter account.
— FC Zenit in English (@fczenit_en) February 21, 2018
The Scottish champions go into Thursday night’s second leg with a 1-0 lead after Callum McGregor’s strike split the teams at Celtic Park.
Brendan Rodgers’ side haven’t reached the last 16 of a European competition in five years since facing Juventus in 2013.
The Hoops should be well rested for the clash after Rodgers made seven changes to his side in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with St. Johnstone in the Scottish Prmiership.
Despite temperatures in St. Petersburg reaching -15°C, the game will be played at a balmy 20°C inside Zenit’s Krestovsky Stadium.
Roberto Mancini’s side only played their first competitive game of 2018 in last week’s first leg clash before spending time in Italy preparing for Thursday night’s make-or-break tie.
If the Hoops reach the next round, it will be the furthest they have gone in the Europa League since 2004 when they lost to Villarreal in the quarter-final.
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