Celtic v Glasgow City: Five reasons to buy your tickets now!


By Colette Carr

With the curtain about to raise on Celtic’s home league opener against reigning champions Glasgow City this Sunday, here are five reasons to secure your seat for the massive early test now!

Fran looking for fans to blow them away 

The last time Celtic took three points off Glasgow City happened to also be the last time fans were in attendance at the fixture, with Kelly Clark’s winner with the last kick of the ball still living long in the squad’s memory from a blissful pre-lockdown time. And the raucous Celts who braved the torrential rain on that February Friday night at K-Park’s influence was not lost on the manager and players, with Alonso sending a rallying call to them for this Sunday.

Alonso said: “I remember my very first league game that was actually against Glasgow City and it was an unbelievable experience. The fans played a huge part in us winning that game in the last minute and almost two years after it, I still remember like it was yesterday. It was amazing for us and hopefully we can repeat the same experience and hopefully the same result at the end, although it will be very hard.”

Battle Royale

While only the second SWPL1 match of the season, the Celts are already being tested to the max with the visit of the reigning Champions. The fixture is undoubtedly the main card of the weekend with the first meeting of last season’s top two drawing many eyes following a blistering end to last season. The curtain call came down on a dramatic year with both sides still in contention to lift the title on the final day, with the Celts running the then 13-time Champions right down to the wire.

While Celtic battled an eleventh hour COVID nightmare which seen eight players out of action last minute to dig deep and fire an incredible eight past Motherwell at the Penny Cars to secure historic Champions League qualification, City’s 2-0 victory over Rangers just mere miles away at Broadwood sealed their Championship, with the Hoops ending their season closer than ever.

Meet the new Ghirls

While all seven of Alonso’s summer signings have had competitive minutes, Sunday is the perfect opportunity for fans to get a glimpse of them up close and personal in an ultimate test fresh out the gates.

Canadian striker Clarissa Larisey’s cameo at Aberdeen where she assisted Charlie Wellings and won a late penalty showed her potential to strike up a potent partnership with Wellings who has already clocked up an impressive four goals in five competitive appearances.

Celtic’s midfield was also bolstered with the arrival of Tyler Toland from Manchester City following a loan period at Glasgow City, while New Zealand Olympian Olivia Chance and Chinese star Shen Mengyu could also feature in Alonso’s midfield.

Icelandic youth internationalist Maria Olafsdottir Gros and American defender Cheyenne Shorts also impressed at Aberdeen, leaving the manager with a tricky, albeit positive, headache ahead of the weekend.

Hoping for a happy housewarming

Sunday’s match marks Celtic’s first home league game at their new stomping ground, in what has proved a happy hunting ground so far. Celtic put two past Hearts with no reply last month in SWPL Cup action, and travelled to Motherwell at the Penny Cars last season winning 5-0 and 8-0. While a tough task awaits, Celtic will be looking to carry that form through and set an early marker down with a good scalp over the league leaders. 

Redemption tour

Since Kelly Clark’s breathtaking last minute winner against Sunday’s opponents in the voided 2020 season, the Hoops have only taken one point off Glasgow City in a tense 0-0 draw in their final meeting last season in what turned out to be a crucial point in their Champions League campaign and keeping the title race alive right up until the final day. With that in mind Celtic fans can back the team all the way to the final whistle in what will surely be another huge day in the new campaign.

Buy your tickets now!

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