Neil Lennon comments on prospect of Celtic facing Rangers in Europe

Neil Lennon manager of Celtic celebrates with Olivier Ntcham of Celtic at the end of the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Lazio and Celtic at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers are doing well in Europe, while Neil Lennon’s Celtic have progressed to the knockout rounds of the Europa League.

Glasgow Rangers' Steve Gerrard during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Glasgow Rangers and FC Porto at Ibrox Park, Glasgow on Thursday 7th November 2019.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has given his take on the prospect of facing Steven Gerrard’s Rangers in the Europa League, as quoted in The Scottish Sun.

Rangers are on course to progressing to the knockout round of the Europa League this season, while their bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic have already booked their place in the round of 32.


If Gerrard’s side do go through from the ground stage, then they cannot face Celtic in the round of 32, but the two Scottish Premiership giants could theoretically lock horns with each other in the round of 16 - should the Gers and the Bhoys advance that far in the European competition.

Lennon told The Scottish Sun about the prospect: “That would be carnage. We’d have to play a one-off game somewhere, behind closed doors!”

Successful season

Both Celtic and Rangers are doing well in Europe, and some would even suggest that Lennon’s side and Gerrard’s team are exceeding expectations in Europe.

Interestingly, the Hoops and the Gers are also going strong in the Scottish Premiership this season, with the latter providing a stiff competition to the former in the title race.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the UEFA Europa League Group stage match SS Lazio v Celtic Fc at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome, Italy on November 7, 2019

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