The Group E Europa League clash between Lazio and Celtic is just around the corner and Celtic are looking to retain their lead at the top of Group E first playing the team at home on the 24th of October before heading to the Italian capital on the 11th of November. With a ticket allocation of 9,000 for the Scottish Champions, they will certainly be well supported by the Hoops faithful as they make the trip to Italy in November for the away game of the pair of fixtures which will go a long way to determining if Neil Lennon’s team can make it out of their group and onto the knockout phase of the competition.
With favourable results against the Italian side, Celtic can secure their progress into the knockout stages of the Europa League which is something they failed to do last season. At this current time, the hoops are leading the group on four points after just two games with Lazio sitting in third with only three points.
With the first game to take place in front of a sold-out Celtic Park stadium, only time will tell if Celtic can make this the perfect game for their fans and sport bettors of both sides and retain their position at the top of Group E. With an official tweet, the club announced that all tickets for the home game are now sold out.
Tickets for home match v. Lazio are sold out.
— Celtic FC Tickets (@CelticFCTickets) 4 October 2019
This could not come at a better time for the Scottish side as they are on track to win their group if they can keep up their level of performance so far in the competition and they are hopefully headed into the Europa League knockout stages. With a large number of tickets already been sold for the away game in the Italian capital, Celtic have released some pretty loose criteria you will need to meet to qualify for purchasing tickets.
In order to get your hand on tickets to this away game, you must have been to at least one of the last 19 European away games. To prove this, it must have been booked under your own client reference and you must be eligible to travel with a valid passport. There will be tickets available to those who meet all the conditions and want to attend the away fixture in Rome which is an excellent opportunity for many Celtic fans to experience European action in person.
The final group clash against CFR Cluj away in Romania may require Celtic to repeat the 2-0 victory they secured against Cluj on October 3rd at Celtic Park depending on how the other group games go for Lennon’s team.
The pivotal games against Lazio will certainly help to determine if both teams have realistic ambitions of going far in the tournament and what Celtic will need to do when they face Cluj away. Cluj, however, will also fancy moving on to the knockout phase of the competition so they will be a tough proposition at home as they showed in the UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round second leg when the Romanians beat Celtic 4-3 to win 5-4 on aggregate. While Lazio and the Hoops may have ambitions of winning UEFA’s second tier competition which would give them an automatic place in next season’s Champions League, Cluj have shown they too have an excellent chance of going far in the Europa League.
The Celtic faithful will be looking to create an incredible atmosphere at Celtic Park vs Lazio on the 24th of October to inspire the players to build on the 4 points they have secured via the away draw vs Rennes and the home win over CFR Cluj they have achieved so far.
Neil Lennon will be hoping that with the fans in full voice and totally behind Celtic, it will give the Hoops the “12th man” advantage which could make all the difference on the night as they look to take control of their destiny in Group E with a resounding win over group favourites Lazio at home before they face the Italian club in Rome in the return fixture.