CELTIC will discover their Champions League third round qualifying opponents after this morning’s draw – if, of course, they can overcome the challenge of FC Midtjylland at the second stage.
The Hoops kick off their campaign tomorrow night against the Danes at Parkhead with the return due eight days later.
If they can safely manoeuvre their way beyond tough and capable foes who were runners-up in the national Super Liga last season, they could face any oof these four teams:
PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Spartak Moscow (Russia)
Sparta Prague (Czech Republic)
Racing Genk (Belgium)
The first leg of the third round qualifiers will take place on August 3/4 with the return a week later. If the Hoops make progress, they will have only one more round to clear to make it through to the money-spinning group stages that could be worth around £40million this season.
However, if Ange Postecoglou’s side stumble against Erik Sviatchenko and Co, then they will be placed in the Europa Conference League where they could be paired with the Czech Republic side Jablonec or Cyprus’ Anorthosis Famagusta.
The ballots are due at 11am in Nyon, Switzerland, where all will be revealed. CQN will bring the draw immediately after Celtic’s possible opponents are known.