CELTIC will kick off their Champions League Group E campaign with a game against Feyenoord in Rotterdam on Tuesday September 19.
It will be an intriguing clash against the club that denied Jock Stein’s side a second European Cup triumph in 1970 when Ove Kindvall claimed the winner two minutes from the end of extra-time in the San Siro stadium in Milan with a replay looming.
It’s taken over half a century, but the Hoops now have their opportunity for revenge.
The Dutch will also visit Parkhead on the final match of the section on Wednesday December 13 when, hopefully, Brendan Rodgers’ men will know exactly what they have to do to ensure European football for the club after Christmas.
Following the Rotterdam encounter, last season’s treble winners are at home to SC Lazio and then there is a double header with Atletico Madrid before the return against the Italians in Rome on Tuesday November 28.
The Hoops will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last season’s all-too-brief excursion among Europe’s elite that saw them lose home and away to Real Madrid and RB Leipzig.
The best Ange Postecoglou’s men could manage were a couple of 1-1 draws with Shakhtar Donetsk with the Spaniards, then the European champions, and the Germans progressing to the knock-out stages of the main competition.
The Ukrainians grabbed the Europa League spot as Celtic missed out completely.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURE LIST
September 19: Feyenoord v CELTIC (8)
October 4: CELTIC v Lazio (8)
October 25: CELTIC v Atletico Madrid (8)
November 7: Atletico Madrid v CELTIC (8)
November 28: Lazio v CELTIC (5.55)
December 13: CELTIC v Feyenoord (8)