Celtic are waiting to learn their Champions League fate as The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will today hear Legia Warsaw’s appeal over their exclusion from the competition for fielding an ‘ineligible’ player.
Celtic were dumped out of the Champions League, 6-1 on aggregate, but were reinstated after UEFA ruled that second half substitute, Bartosz Bereszynski, was ineligible following a suspension.
Celtic were awarded a 3-0 victory for the second leg, meaning they progressed to the next round on away goals. A subsequent appeal was upheld by UEFA but Legia Warsaw have taken it further by referring the case to CAS.
The Polish club believed that Bereszynski had served a three-game ban, only to discover that by not registering the defender for the previous round against St Patrick’s Athletic,his suspension still stood for the second-leg defeat of Celtic.
An announcement is expected to be made at around 6pm Swiss time (5pm BST)