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Plastic not fantastic - Strachan

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Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has accused UEFA of double standards by making them play the first leg of their Champions League third-round qualifier against Spartak Moscow on a plastic pitch.

The Luzhniki stadium, which will host this season´s Champions League final, has an artificial surface which did not impress the Celtic boss during a training session on Tuesday. And he referred to Dunfermline´s situation three seasons ago where the return leg of the Pars´ UEFA Cup second-round qualifier against Icelandic club Hafnarfjordur was moved to St Johnstone´s McDiarmid Park.

The Celtic boss said: "Dunfermline had to change their game to St Johnstone so I find it very strange. They were never given a choice - but one club is very rich and the other isn´t so rich."

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