‘OUR NOISE WILL BLOW AWAY BHOYS’

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ZENIT keeper Andrey Lunev has warned Celtic the Russians will raise the roof in the Europa League second leg in St Petersburg.

Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as minus 15 tomorrow evening as the Hoops battle for a last-16 place while attempting to protect their one-goal advantage following Callum McGregor’s winner last week.

But the conditions will not be an issue because the roof will be closed in Zenit’s £700 million Krestovsky Stadium.

And Russia international Lunev is convinced the home supporters will have the noise reverberating around the ground to blow their opponents away.

Lunev said: “Celtic Park was a wonderful stadium with an incredible atmosphere. It was just a shame about the result.

“But it will be a different atmosphere at out place with the roof closed.

“Celtic will be under our cloak this time! There is always a great atmosphere when the roof is shut.

“Now it is our fans’ turn to make the noise.”

Zenit’s Italian international skipper  skipper Domenico Criscito added: “The first game after a break is always played with great difficulty. We had a two-month rest and we played in the UK, which isn’t easy either.

“British teams run a lot, they are very physical and we were forced to move all the time.

“But even if we had drawn 0-0, the situation has not changed. We need to score.

“I know we will have opportunities and with the support of our fans that will change things hugely.

“After the game, we had a meeting. We know we have to win this and I think we will.”

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