10 years after Celtic were thrashed 5-0 by Artmedia, then coach Vladimir Weiss discusses 'amazing' evening

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Weiss is now head coach of Kairat Almaty, who take on Aberdeen this evening.

Aberdeen take on Kazakhstan side Kairat Almaty today in the Europa League qualifying third round. For the manager of the Kazakh side it is certainly an interesting return to facing Scottish opposition.

Slovakian Vladimir Weiss, whose son and namesake once played for Glasgow rivals Rangers, is in charge of the team. Ten years ago, nearly to the day, Celtic travelled to Slovakia to take on Weiss’ Artmedia Bratislava outfit and were thoroughly outgunned in the Slovakian capital.

The lost the game 5-0, and despite winning the return leg 4-0, crashed out of the Champions League qualifying.

Weiss has been speaking about that game ahead of the Aberdeen meeting, clearly with fond memories from his time up against Celtic.

He told Sport Aktuality in his homeland:

"For Artmedia it was an amazing evening.

Now, however, it is a different game. It is impossible to compare football ten years ago.

"We know what we can expect from Aberdeen. It will not be as when Celtic came to Bratislava."

It is hard to believe that it is a full decade since Gordon Strachan’s men were embarrassed by the unknown Slovakians in Europe.

Artmedia went bankrupt in 2008 and now play in Slovakia's fifth tier whilst Celtic are currently at 1-0 up in their most recent tie against obscure opposition in Champions League qualifying – as they picked up a win against FK Qarabag of Azerbaijan last night.

They will hope not to fall away from home like they did in 2005.

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