By Marc Williams
13th August 2019,
Celtic host CFR Cluj tonight as they strive to secure Champions League football for this season.
Neil Lennon’s side earned a 1-1 draw in Romania last week and are now favourites to progress after James Forrest’s vital away goal.
The Hoops have won 7-0 and 5-2 in their opening Scottish Premiership ties this term and Lennon will hope his side can replicate that form in Europe too.
Celtic failed to reach the group stages of Europe’s elite competition last season, falling at the final qualifying stage against AEK Athens.
Czech champions Slavia Prague await them in the all-important play-off round should they overcome Cluj.
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Celtic vs CFR Cluj: Date and kick-off time
The Champions League qualifier will take place on Tuesday, August 13 with kick-off Celtic Park set for 7.45pm.
Celtic vs CFR Cluj: TV channel and live stream
The game won’t be broadcast on TV live in the UK.
But subscribers to CelticTV will be able to watch the match on their official website.
Celtic vs CFR Cluj: Team news
Lennon has confirmed Celtic will have three players back in their squad for the visit of Cluj.
Mikey Johnston and Hatem Abd Elhamed have shaken off thigh strains while Jozo Simunovic returns from a domestic suspension.
Lennon said: “Everyone is fully fit. Hatem will come back into the squad now and Jozo obviously from the weekend. Mikey is fit so he will be in contention to start. It’s good to have them all in contention.”