European football is top of the agenda this week with Rangers and Celtic facing their contentental judgement day on Thursday.
Borussia Dortmund will be in town for the Europa League knock-out second leg at Ibrox, where Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s league champions enjoy a two-goal advantage at the halfway stage following last week’s pulsating 4-2 win in Germany.
Celtic trail by a similar two-goal margin as they head to Norway to face Bodo/Glimt in the Conference league – and the trip to the Arctic Circle won’t be easy for Ange Postecoglou’s side either.
As the countdown to each big game continues more and more players and pundits are having their say – on the squads and the game – and many are insisting that both are in the balance with 90 minutes gone, and 90 minutes to play – and the away goals rule abolished. It will all transpire on Thursday evening when Celtic kick off in the Arctic Cirle in the tea-time kick-off before Rangers’ big night at 8pm.
Staying on the continent, there has been some speculation in Spain over a Scotland star and in England, another has received some news on his playing prospects.
Closer to home, the VAR debate continues with more talks on the analysis system planned for next week – timely given then incidents that prompted several talking points in Sunday’s matches between the Old Firm and the two Dundee teams.
That, and much more, is making the headlines on Wednesday, February 23. Scroll through for the latest news, views and stories, below.
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