26 July 2017

Celtic vs Rosenborg: What time is Champions League clash on, and what TV channel is it on?

CELTIC are set to take on Rosenborg with a place in the Champions League play-off at stake.

The Hoops eased past Linfield in the last round with a 4-0 win at Celtic Park on Wednesday, comfortably winning the tie 6-0 on aggregate.

Celtic’s Scott Sinclair celebrates scoring the first of his two goals against Linfield
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Rosenborg scraped past Irish side Dundalk with a dramatic 2-1 win. The Norwegian side now stands between the Scottish champions and a place in the Champions League play-off.

A victory over the two-legged play-off will ensure a place in the group stage of Europe’s premier club competition.

Moussa Dembele was Celtic's leading scorer last campaign
Moussa Dembele, Celtic’s leading scorer last campaign, will be hoping to find the net against Rosenborg
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Here’s everything you need to know about the match…

When is Celtic vs Rosenborg?

Celtic take on Rosenborg at Parkhead in the first leg of their Champions League third round qualifier on July 26 at 7.45pm.

The return leg is scheduled for the following Wednesday at the earlier time of 6.15pm.

What channel is Celtic vs Rosenborg on?

Celtic have not yet reached an agreement with any TV companies to broadcast the match.

According to the Celtic TV website, the match will be live on the channel – but only to subscribers outside the UK and Ireland.

The decision not to broadcast the match is likely to have been made in order to ensure that the club can maximise ticket sales.

Rosenborg fans have hit out at the Scottish champs as the clash will not be shown on any Norwegian TV channel.

Club CEO Tove Moe Dyrhaug said: “Of course we think it’s regrettable that our supporters and Norwegian fans will not see the match.

“Celtic has to answer why, but it’s a very special situation.”

BT Sport hold the rights to the Champions League, but clubs are permitted to auction qualifiers separately.

Celtic TV showed the second round match against Linfield at Parkhead.

But fans were left furious as issues with the stream left many unable to watch for as long as half an hour.

The Bhoys will be desperate to avoid a repeat this time round.

Nicklas Bendtner has scored six goals in 20 games for Rosenborg
Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has scored six goals in 20 games since moving to Rosenborg

Meanwhile, Marseille have opened talks with Celtic over the transfer of striker Moussa Dembele.

The French giants hope to steal a march on the likes of Everton and AC Milan to land the Hoops hitman, who blasted 32 goals last season.

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