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Copenhagen Manager Says His Side Have ‘Fair Chance’ of Knocking Celtic Out

Copenhagen Manager Says His Side Have ‘Fair Chance’ of Knocking Celtic Out

Ståle Solbakken insists his Copenhagen side have a ‘fair chance’ of knocking Celtic out of the Europa League.

The Copenhagen boss gave his immediate reaction after seeing his side paired with the Scottish champions.

The teams have met before, playing in the Champions League group stages in the 2006/07 season.

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Copenhagen won 3-1 in Denmark during that campaign, but fell to a 1-0 defeat in Glasgow.

Things are different now though, as Celtic are now managed by Neil Lennon – who played back then – and have shown very strong form in Europe this season.

Solbakken was actually the Copenhagen manager back in that 2006/07 campaign, staying with the club until leaving for the Koln job in 2011 and then returning six years ago.

The Norwegian boss has spoken today and shared his confidence ahead of next year’s tie.

Per fck.de, Solbakken said: “I think it was a fine draw for us, and we have a fair chance of going to the round of 16.

“It’s an attractive team for our fans, and we had some good fights against them in 2006. I regard our chances as 50/50, so it is a fine opponent for us.”

The first leg will take place in Copenhagen on February 20th before the return leg in Glasgow on the 27th.

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