Feyenoord – Celtic
The only previous meeting between Feyenoord and Celtic was in the 1970 European cup final, with Feyenoord winning 2-1 to become the first Dutch side to lift the trophy.
Celtic have lost three of their last four away games against Dutch sides in all European competition (D1), with their last such win coming at Ajax in August 2001 (3-1 in Uefa Champions League qualifying).
This is just Feyenoord's sixth appearance in the Uefa Champions League, and first since the 2017-18 campaign. They've only made it past the first group stage once before (1999-00).
After a run of eight consecutive Uefa Champions League defeats between 2002 and 2017, Feyenoord won their last game in the competition 2-1 against Napoli in December 2017.
Celtic have won just one of their last 21 matches in the Uefa Champions League (D5 L15), and haven't progressed past the group stages since 2012-13.
Feyenoord have never won their opening game of a Uefa Champions League campaign (D3 L2), after going unbeaten in all eight of their opening games in the European Cup between 1961-62 and 1984-85 (W6 D2).
Celtic have lost 58.3 per cent of their Uefa Champions League games (42/72), the highest ratio of any side with at least 50 games in the competition.
This will be Brendan Rodgers’ first game as a manager in the Uefa Champions League since December 2017 (0-1 v Anderlecht), back in his first spell with current club Celtic. Since winning his first game in the competition with Liverpool in September 2014 (2-1 v Ludogorets), he has only overseen one victory in 17 games (D5 L11).
In the Uefa Europa League last season, Feyenoord (104) were one of only three teams who recorded 100+ high turnovers, along with Roma (120) and Manchester United (112).Read on supersport.com