Impressive ticket sales in Warsaw for Celtic game as Shakhtar take flight on Sunday for 3-day preparation


Shakhtar Donetsk appear to have sold over 25,000 tickets for the upcoming game against Celtic in Warsaw, according to information from their ticketing site.

The Ukrainian team are still selling out home briefs for the fixture in Poland, which they are playing outside of their home country due to the Russian invasion.

At press time, 2,229 tickets are still available for the Bhoys’ visit on Wednesday night, with a few likely to leave before kick-off.

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The Legia stadium hosts just over 30,000, so taking into account away allocation, segregation, UEFA restrictions and hospitality, this suggests that at least 25,000 have been sold to date.

Last month, we reported to you that at least 18,000 three-game packages have been sold by the Ukrainian team, with a strong turnout from local residents and Ukrainians living in Poland. That’s pretty impressive considering the team has been moved.

Tonight, Shakhtar flew from Ukraine to Warsaw to start their preparations early. They will spend the next two days training in Poland, with Celtic not due to travel until Tuesday.

The Under-19 side also traveled with the senior team, who were due to face Celtic in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday afternoon at the Legia training centre.

Kick-off on Wednesday is at 6:45 p.m. local time, 5:45 p.m. Glasgow.

It’s a game that will go a long way in determining Celtic’s ceiling in Group F. A point or a win and the race for second place is on, while defeat will let the Bhoys know they are in a battle for even finish third.

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