FC Red Bull Salzburg is an Austrian football club in Wals-Siezenheim. Their home ground is the Red Bull Arena. Due to sponsorship restrictions, the club is known as FC Salzburg and wears a modified crest when playing in UEFA competitions.
The club was known as SV Austria Salzburg, and had several sponsored names, before being bought by Red Bull GmbH in 2005 who renamed the club and changed its colours from its traditional violet and white to red and white. The change resulted in some of the team’s fans forming a new club, SV Austria Salzburg.
Founded in 1933, and refounded in 2005 as Red Bull Salzburg, the club won its first Bundesliga title in 1994, which was the first of three in the span of four seasons which also saw them reach the 1994 UEFA Cup final. The club has won twelve league titles and five Austrian Cups, all five of which came as doubles.
Celtic stormed appropriate aback into the mix with a huge win over RB Leipzig on Thursday night.
After two abroad defeats to Salzburg and the Germans, Brendan Rodgers’ ancillary had alone the matchday one home win over Rosenborg as their Europa League tally.
But a active achievement from every amateur in the hoops – with no beneath than bristles Celtic stars accomplishing the mark of eight in our ratings – has added Scotland’s champions’ hopes of extensive the aftermost 32.
Goals from Kieran Tierney and Odsonne Edouard accepted abundant to see off the big-spending Bundesliga ancillary on a bewitched night at Celtic Park.
But admitting the victory, they still sit third in Accumulation B, with two matches remaining. So what are the permutations that would see Celtic qualify? Almanac Sport Online has done the maths so you don’t accept to…
November 29: Red Bull Salzburg v RB Leipzig, Rosenborg v Celtic.
December 13: Celtic v Red Bull Salzburg, RB Leipzig v Rosenborg.
First up and artlessly put, Celtic charge exhausted Rosenborg in Trondheim. The Glasgow giants accept faced Rosenborg four times in Norway, acceptable twice, cartoon already and accident once, too. They exhausted the Norwegians 3-1 in the 1972 European Cup and absent 2-0 in the 2001 Champions League. More recently, Celtic exhausted their accustomed foes 1-0 in aftermost year’s Champions League condoning and drew 0-0 in this season’s qualifiers for the aforementioned competition. So they will feel assured branch arctic in two weeks’ time.
But it’s in the added Accumulation B affray that will be aloof as pivotal. Salzburg host their Red Bull stablemates Leipzig on the aforementioned night as Rodgers’ ancillary booty on Rosenborg. Will it be a carve-up a la Spain 82 back West Germany belted Austria by one ambition back a win for either ancillary would accept apparent them progress? Billed the “Disgrace of Gijon”, both countries were accused of match-fixing with neither aggregation acutely absorbed in scoring. FIFA declared there was no wrong-doing but the bold charcoal always categorical in the anamnesis of fans. And not in a acceptable way either. Some abhorrence the bold at the Red Bull Arena could go the aforementioned way but there is a animosity amid these sides. Yes, they are both endemic by the activity alcohol giants but Salzburg, apparent as the little accessory of their German counterparts, may able-bodied be acquisitive to ensure a top-place.
So let’s say Salzburg exhausted Leipzig to accretion their additional win over their Red Bull pals, while Celtic get the bigger of Rosenborg, those after-effects would accumulate the Austrians at the acme with 15 credibility while Rodgers’ ancillary move into additional with nine. Suddenly, accomplishment from Accumulation B is in Celtic’s easily and it’s bottomward to the final game.
If the aloft book was played out, Celtic would charge alone to bout Leipzig’s aftereffect adjoin Rosenborg back the Hoops face Salzburg. Celtic win – Celtic qualify. Celtic draw while Leipzig administer alone a point as well? Celtic qualify. Furthermore, should matchday bristles go according to plan and Salzburg accept already able by the time they go to Glasgow, they may not be all that agitated in the final affray with Celtic.
Now let’s about-face to a alongside universe. Leipzig and Salzburg do in actuality carve up a draw and Celtic can’t do any bigger than a point in Trondheim. That ensures Salzburg accomplishment as accumulation winners and leaves the Germans and Celtic both bound on the aforementioned cardinal of credibility – seven – with the Bundesliga accouterments still in additional due to a bigger head-to-head.
This would accomplish accomplishment abundantly difficult and out of Celtic’s hands. Rodgers would accept to administrator a win over Salzburg – while crucially acquisitive Rosenborg exhausted Leipzig in Germany. That book would see Celtic grab additional with a 10-point booty while Leipzig would accomplishment third with aloof seven points.
But there’s yet addition permutation. Should Salzburg exhausted Celtic on the final day, they would charge to achievement Rosenborg booty article off of Leipzig as the Germans accept a bigger head-to-head almanac than the Hoops acknowledgment to their two-goal win in Germany.
That would beggarly both teams accomplishment on nine credibility anniversary but Leipzig in additional on the head-to-head situation.