Europa League action returns this week as Celtic travel to Denmark to face FC Copenhagen in the Round of 32.

The Hoops have been a force to be reckoned with since returning from their winter break in Dubai, winning all nine of their games with impressive performances along the way.

Sunday’s 2-1 win up at Pittodrie was one of the hardest fought this year, as the Dons put in an impressive defensive performance and the weather conditions were far from ideal for the Hoops’ free-flowing style of football.

The grit and determination to grind out a result, however, proved why Celtic are champions and perhaps the resilient performance came at the perfect time.

Thursday’s opponents have recently come back from their own winter break, albeit a much lengthier two month stint off, but returned to action with a defeat to Superliga relegation battlers Esbjerg at the weekend.

Celtic can’t read too much into thqt result though, as Copenhagen will fancy their chances at home and will be looking to still be in the tie at Celtic Park.

Ahead of the game, we’ve taken a look at the key battles that could determine the game in Denmark’s capital later this evening