Europa League action returns this week to the football schedule after a hectic run of fixtures last Thursday evening.

The drama was rife across the continent but perhaps one of the more relaxed games saw Celtic get a handy draw away at FC Copenhagen.

With the tie ending 1-1, they have the all important away goal and are now favourites to progress into the next round, providing that they finish the job in the second leg.

How far can they go, though? For former player, Charlie Nicholas – writing in today’s Express (page 55) – they aren’t genuine contenders for the title.

He said, after praising their win in Denmark:

“However, I don’t regard them as genuine contenders to win the Europa League. There are still some top teams in this competition who would expose Neil Lennon’s side if they play like they did in the second half of last week’s 1-1 draw in Denmark.”

The likes of Inter Milan, Manchester United and a high-flying Getafe are all looking good to make it into the next round and though Celtic will feel they can give anyone a game at home, over two legs it would be tough.

However, with the league looking close to wrapped up, perhaps focus can shift on going deep into the competition.


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