CELTIC have confirmed that they will receive only a reduced allocation for their eagerly-awaited Champions League clash with Real Madrid in the Bernabeu.
The famous Madrid stadium is undergoing renovation work right now, which will limit Hoops fans to just 1,800 tickets.
That won’t come close to satisfying the demand for a fixture amongst the ranks of the Celtic fans.
And the Hoops have attempted to take some early action to stop their fans WITHOUT tickets from booking up to travel in any case.
Full confirmation of ticket dates isn’t expected to come through from Uefa until tomorrow morning.
The Hoops have landed in a group with the Madrid giants, Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk and RB Leipzig.
A Celtic statement read: “In advance of UEFA Champions League dates being announced, we can confirm that we have been notified by Real Madrid that Celtic will receive a reduced allocation of 1,800 tickets for our match in Madrid, due to ongoing construction work at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
“Clearly, while expecting a huge demand for all our away matches, as is always the case, Celtic would urge fans not to travel without a ticket.
“We would strongly advise supporters not to book any travel before receiving match ticket confirmation.
“Celtic’s full match schedule will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you for your continuing support.”
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Meanwhile, Shachtar boss Igor Jovicevic has opened up on the possibility of signing former Celtic flop Marian Shved.
He admitted that the ex-Hoops winger is on his radar.
The Ukrainian winger made only three appearances for Celtic after a £2 million move as one of Brendan Rodgers’ last signings in January, 2019.
He then completed a switch to Belgium with Mechelen after impressing on loan, but is reportedly desperate for a return to his homeland.
SunSport also told you on Monday how he REFUSES to play for his current team.
He effectively went on strike after being originally named in the line-up for Mechelen’s dramatic 5-4 league win over Westerlo at the weekend.
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