Last week both Celtic and Midtjylland got their Champions League qualifying campaigns underway in the first leg of this tie, which ended in a 1-1 draw at Celtic Park. For Celtic, the aim will undoubtedly be to reach the group stage for the first time since 2017/18, having bailed out of the qualifying round in each of the past two seasons. Last season, their Champions League exit came at this stage to Ferencvaros and went on to finish bottom of their Europa League group, a sign of the worrying campaign they would have.
Midtjylland, meanwhile, will be looking to reach the Champions League group stage for the second time having secured their first qualification last season. Again entering in the second qualifying round, Midtjylland got past Ludogorets, Young Boys and Slavia Prague before putting into a horrible group alongside Liverpool, Ajax and Atalanta – finishing bottom with two points. The winner of this match with go on to face the victor between PSV and Galatasaray, which is almost certain to be the Dutch side who lead 5-1 going into their second leg.
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Odsonne Edouard was Celtic’s top scorer last season with 22 goals across all competitions, including one in Champions League qualifying as part of a 6-0 win over KR Reykjavik. The Frenchman is currently being linked with a move away from Celtic but should still start in an important game for the Bhoys.
Midtyjlland proved themselves tough to beat at the back last season, with the best defensive record in the Danish Superliga, conceding just 33 goals across their 32 matches.
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20 July 2021 – Celtic 1-1 Midtjylland
Last week’s match was the first competitive meeting between Celtic and Midtyjlland, with both sides scoring one goal and having a man sent off.