CELTIC will learn their opponents in the Europa League knock-out stages when the draw is made in Nyon on Monday, December 16. with proceedings due to start at noon.

* NEIL LENNON’S side have avoided defeat in each of their first five group stage games to a Champions League/Europa League campaign for the very first time, winning four and drawing one.

* JAMES FORREST has been directly involved in three goals in his last four Europa League games – one strike against Lazio and two assists – which is as many as he had in his first 23 appearances in the competition before this, no goals, three assists.

* CELTIC have won four consecutive games in major European competitions – excluding qualifiers – for the first time since November 2002 when Martin O’Neill’s team managed six in a row in the UEFA Cup on their way to the Final in Seville.


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