Celtic legend Tom Boyd is delighted that the Bhoys will get the opportunity to play against the top teams in Europe in the Champions League group stage this season.

After taking care of Hapoel Beer Sheva in their playoff tie, Celtic entered the group stage draw for the first time in three years, and were placed in arguably the toughest group of this season’s Champions League in Group C.

The Scottish champions will come up against Spanish champions Barcelona, Pep Guardiola’s reinvigorated Manchester City side and an exciting Borussia Monchengladbach team in the group stage.

While many are lamenting that Celtic’s chances of getting to the next stage have been vastly reduced, club legend Boyd is excited to see the Scottish champions take on the best of Europe.

The former defender indicated that given the stature of Celtic, they should be looking forward to taking on teams of such calibre in Europe.  


Reacting to the draw, Boyd told Celtic TV: “Its absolutely fabulous.

“Three magnificent teams and it’s a great draw. It’s probably the hardest group, but that’s what you want.

“We are in there with the big boys, and certainly it won’t come much better than this.”

Celtic will take on Barcelona in the first game of their Champions League campaign on 13th September at the Nou Camp, just days after the Old Firm derby against Rangers.