Deila talks up Celtic’s chances

Ronny Deila believes the rigours of the Scottish Premiership stands his Celtic side in good stead for their crucial Europa League clash with Salzburg tonight (8.05pm, live on BT Sport 1, Setanta Ireland).

A win against the already-qualified Group D leaders at Parkhead will see the Hoops into the last-32 of the competition, although if Dinamo Zagreb fail to beat point-less Romanian outfit Astra, the Scottish champions qualify regardless.

Deila said: “They are very aggressive, intense with their pressure and direct in their play.”

“We have to cope with that but we are quite used to that in the Scottish league, it is also a direct league with intensity.”

* Hoops’ winger Aleksandar Tonev’s appeal over his seven-game racism ban is to be heard on Thursday, December 4.


Lifestyle

Put provenance first this season and make 'Made in Munster' the label to be seen in. With outstanding craftmanship and commitment to quality, these homegrown designers are making Munster-made fashion wish list worthy around the world. Shopping local has never looked so good. Carolyn Moore reports.Made in Munster: Shopping local has never looked this good.

Karen Cunneen-Bilbow Owner, Fabricate IrelandMade in Munster: ‘I turned my hobby into a business’

An invitation is extended to all to pay a visit to Bride View Cottage, writes Charlie WilkinsSeasonal cheer will spread early in Co Cork as an invitation is extended to all to visit Bride View Cottage

After a week of Fortnite Chapter 2, we think it’s fair to say Epic lived up to their name with the game’s ‘re-launch’.GameTech: Happy after a week of Fortnite Chapter 2

More From The Irish Examiner