With the elimination of Atletico Madrid and Benfica from the Champions League, only a Villarreal win would prevent the Scottish champions from gaining automatic qualification for the group stages next season. You can get 40/1 on that happening, so while the threat has not been eliminated, it was hugely contained by Atletico Madrid’s inability to score against Manchester City.
I will not be watching any Europa League football tonight, although we have to be respectful to all the teams still in this competition. I don’t think Newco are as good as Celtic, there is substantial evidence to the contrary, but neither were they are good as Borussia Dortmund. Being the better team did not keep Dortmund in Europe; Newco are more dangerous than you would believe having watched them twice against Celtic recently.
Having watched trophies slip through their grasp as the season wore on, Newco now seem focussed on being the winners of the largest earners of coefficient points in Scotland cup! Good luck to them on that front, maybe a win in 90 minutes and elimination in extra-time would have the whole city cheering. Send them to Hampden tired, emotional and confirmed losers.