FC COPENHAGEN manager Stale Solbakken admits he fears Celtic hero Odsonne Edouard could destroy them in tomorrow's Europa League showdown.

The Parkhead side travel to the Danish capital for the first leg with Copenhagen, who lost their last game before facing Celtic when they went down to a 1-0 defeat at Esbjerg on Friday.

And former Wolves boss Solbakken admits there's one particular Celtic player he knows could have a major impact on the tie.

Solbakken said: "Celtic are not a one-man team, but you'd always say that Edouard will be the main threat to us.

"He's probably their best individual player and he's also their biggest match-winner. But overall, they're very dangerous.

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"Celtic are very stable right now, a really strong team. They've found a rhythm now with the new 3-5-2 system.

"They have a good mix in their team, with their defensive players but also really good offensive players who can create as well.

"They're in a good place and they've picked up real momentum in the last six weeks, which I've seen for myself."

And Solbakken is hoping for a repeat of the last time the sides met in the Parken Stadium when he was in charge of a Copenhagen side who ripped Gordon Strachan's side apart in a comfortable 3-1 win - the Danes were 3-0 up inside an hour before Jiri Jarosik netted a consolation. However, Celtic had already beaten them 1-0 in Glasgow in the Champions League Group stage.

Solbakken recalled: "I remember both ties in 2006 very well. In the first game in Glasgow, Kenny Miller scored a penalty to win 1-0 and Celtic were better than us that night.

"But we were better than them in the second game at the Parken.

"Hopefully, in this tie, we can stay alive before we go to Celtic Park. It's such a difficult place to go but for my players, it should be a good experience for them.

"The atmosphere is great there because it's a big traditional stadium.

"I wouldn't say we definitely need a lead to take to Glasgow. If we can get a 0-0 at home, everything will be open for the second leg.

"We've had very even games in all of our Europa League matches and I'm sure this one will be the same.

"But we've been very strong at home for a long time and we want to keep that going.”