IT would be on the grand scale of 80,000 fans in Seville in 2003, but Hoops supporters WILL be in attendance when Ange Postecoglou’s side return to the city a week today.

The Parkhead club have revealed they have  received a ticket allocation for the Europa League opener against Real Betis – the first time the team will be backed by a Euro away support since February 2020.

The ban on away fans in UEFA competition will be lifted from tomorrow, opening the door for an emotional return to Seville for the fans.

It has now been confirmed a number of supporters will get the chance to watch their side at the Benito Villamarín Stadium.

A club statement said: “Celtic Football Club announced this evening, we have been informed that we will receive an allocation of tickets for the forthcoming Europa League match in Seville against Real Betis, on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

“Due to the short turn-around time which we must deal with and the local Covid protocol requirements, we are presently establishing the most appropriate process for allocating tickets to those fans intending to attend the match.

“Further information will follow through the Club website.

“Given the ongoing travel logistics, the Club will not be providing any fan charters for this match and naturally encourage any supporters wishing to attend the match that they comply with all UK and Spanish Covid-19 requirements.

“The club will provide further information as soon as possible.”

The last time Celtic fans were allowed to watch their side on the continent was 19 months ago in a 1-1 Europa League draw away to Copenhagen.


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