The Scottish Champions cannot take anything for granted in these strange times as we have found out the hard way with the Bolingoli saga, there could be a slight slither of light at the end of these hard few weeks ahead as PSG have done Celtic a favour by defeating Atalanta to allow the Hoops to possibly end up in pot 3 of the UCL.
This all means something significant if Celtic manage to get past three one-off games and a play-off to reach the Champions League group stages.
A win for the Italian side, who are already assured a place in the group stage would have lifted them into the third group of seeds but Paris Saint Germain’s late rescue act means that Atalanta will be ranked and seeded behind Celtic.
UEFA have given the go ahead for Celtic to play KR Reykjavik in their first qualifier next Tuesday, this will only be given the greenlight if Scotland’s First Minister allows the Champions to play due to Bolingoli’s idiotic trip to Spain.
That should be clear by 7.45pm on Tuesday August 18 but as St Mirren, St Johnstone and Hamilton have discovered nothing can be taken for granted.
Both Celtic and Aberdeen have missed games this week due to breaking Goverment guidlines on lockdown.