PSG are planning to bring 1500 fans with them to Glasgow for this week’s Champions League match against Celtic. As there seems to be every year, this season sees increased pressure on PSG to do well in the competition, and perhaps even win it, following the signings for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
For Celtic it’s great chance for Brendan Rodgers to test himself, and his team, in a really tough group which also contains Bayern Munich and Anderlecht. It’s a chance for Celtic’s players like Moussa Dembele, fitness pending, Leigh Griffiths and Scott Sinclair to prove they can perform at a higher level.
The away matches at Celtic Park will be seen as one of the biggest tests of the group stage for Celtic’s opponents, and the trip always creates excitement in the European media.
L’Equipe report PSG are set to take 1500 fans with them to Celtic, and among the number will be 300 ‘Ultras’. The travelling group from Collectif Ultras Paris will likely be financially subsidised by PSG, who encourage their more vocal fans to travel to matches.
Ultra groups in European football often hold more power than in the UK, but the word doesn’t necessarily mean fans with scarves wrapped around their heads causing trouble wherever they may be.
It’s just the more vocal section, who fly the club’s colours and put their voice to the service of the team, or as they’d be known in Glasgow… fans.