Celtic fan ‘sneaks in and hides in toilet for two hours at Betis’ to watch match

A Celtic fan has claimed they snuck into Real Betis' Estadio Benito Villamarin last night by hiding on a toilet for two hours before the clubs met in the Europa League.

Celtic opened their group stage campaign with a 4-3 defeat in Spain despite leading 2-0 after just half an hour against Betis.

The match was Celtic's first European away match, excluding qualifiers, with fans since the February 2020 draw with FC Copenhagen in Denmark.

It was also the first time Celtic have played a competitive match in Seville since their run to the UEFA Cup final 18 years ago.

Celtic fan Paul Byars revealed on Twitter that he was able to sneak into the ground through the car park before using a lift to enter the stands.

He then hid in the toilet for two hours before emerging and finding a seat for the match.

From there he watched his side take a 2-0 lead inside half an hour as Albian Ajeti opened the scoring befor Josip Juranovic doubled their lead from the penalty spot.

However, two goals in three minutes from Juan Miranda and Juanmi levelled the score and sent the sides in at the break at 2-2.

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Just ten minutes into the second half, Celtic were two goals behind as Borja Iglesias and Juanmi both scored in a blistering two minute period.

Despite a late header from Anthony Ralston, the visitors were unable to rescue a point in their opening Europa League group stage match.

The loss leaves the club in third, ahead of Hungarian champions Ferencvaros on goals scored and Celtic now turn their attentions to hosting Bayer Leverkusen on matchday two in a fortnight's time.

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Celtic fans have a strong connection with the city of Seville following their run to the final of the UEFA Cup during the 2002/03 season.

80,000 Celtic fans travelled to the final against Porto that ultimately ended in defeat.

However, the team and fans earned the nickname 'The Bhoys from Seville' during their run to the final that included the scalps of Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool.

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