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The atmosphere at Celtic Park ahead of Celtic’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid was spine-tingling

The atmosphere at Celtic Park ahead of Celtic’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid was spine-tingling

Amazing atmosphere ahead of Celtic vs Real Madrid.

Celtic have always been famed for their amazing atmosphere prior to kick off, and they did not disappoint ahead of their Champions League clash with Real Madrid

As footage captured by BT Sports’ coverage of the game showed, the Celtic Park faithful gathered together to belt out the club’s anthem, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. It was something to behold. 

Fans were quick to show their appreciation of the atmosphere ahead of kick off.

One fan said: “Wow. Celtic Park’s atmosphere is unbelievable.” 

Another tweeted: “Celtic Park is what football fans think Anfield is, this is a real atmosphere, none of that other crap.”

A third fan added: “If there's one stadium I want to experience at least once as a neutral, it's Celtic Park. Absolutely magnificent atmosphere.” 


Ahead of the match, Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the difficulties of playing away at Celtic. 

He said in his pre match press conference: “Yes, it is true, it has not been a really good stadium for me and my teams in the past.

“I don’t have a clear memory of being here. We played Celtic twice in the group stages and once in the last 16 when we were able to win in Milan after extra-time.

“What can I say? This has been a really difficult stadium for me and my teams in the past, but it is a fantastic atmosphere. I love that my teams can play in this atmosphere.”


Celtic, the reigning Scottish champions are back in European football’s premier competition for the fist time since 2007. 

Speaking ahead of the match, manager Ange Postecoglou said: “There’s no point playing football a certain way. 

“But when you get an opportunity to measure it against the very best, you shy away from it and kind of go: ‘You know what, let’s just try and limit any sort of damage.’” 

He added: “That’s not really a test because you don’t know. You could go out there and limit the damage and you might get a win playing a different way, but have you really tested yourself? I don’t think you have.” 

Aside from Madrid, Celtic will also face Red Bull Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sports

Topics: Celtic, Real Madrid, Champions League