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Celtic to face AEK Athens in Champions League qualifying if they beat Rosenborg

Celtic to face AEK Athens in third Champions League qualifying round IF they overcome Rosenborg

  • Celtic eased past Alashkert in the first Champions League qualifying round
  • Two three-goal wins ensured a 6-0 aggregate triumph over the Armenian side 
  • Brendan Rodgers’ men now face Rosenborg for the second season in succession 
  • If they beat the Norwegians again, Greek champions AEK Athens will lie in wait 

Celtic have been drawn against Greek side AEK Athens should they progress to the third qualifying round of the Champions League. 

The Scottish champions face Norwegian club Rosenborg in the second qualifying round, with the first leg set for July 25.

Brendan Rodgers’ side coasted past Armenian outfit Alashkert 6-0 on aggregate in their first qualifier, as they look to progress through to the lucrative Champions League group stages.

Celtic beat Armenia’s Alashkert 6-0 on aggregate in first Champions League qualifying round

They now face a reunion with Rosenborg, whom they beat in 2017 to reach the play-off round

They now face a reunion with Rosenborg, whom they beat in 2017 to reach the play-off round

Should Celtic move into the next round of qualifying, the matches will take place on August 7/8, with the first leg provisionally set for Glasgow, and the second leg to be played on August 14.

Elsewhere in Monday’s draw, Salzburg entered the ‘Champions path’ and were paired with the winners of the second qualifying round tie between Macedonian side Shkendija and Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova.

The ‘League path’ saw six new teams coming into the competition. Benfica were drawn against Fenerbahce, while Standard Liege face the winners of Ajax and Sturm Graz, Dymano Kiev will tackle Slavia Prague and Spartak Moscow meet either PAOK or Basel.

Another victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side would tee up a meeting with AEK Athens of Greece

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