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CELTIC FACE FC COPENHAGEN

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CELTIC have been drawn against FC Copenhagen in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Neil Lennon’s men will go in against the Danes on a high after winning four out and drawing one of their six Group E encounters to win the section.

The run also included 2-1 wins home and away against Serie A Lazio, making history when Olivier Ntcham netted a stopped time winner in Rome for the club’s first win on Italian soil in 13 attempts.

FC Copenhagen finished second in their gruop behind Malmo. In their three home ties, they beat Switzerland’s Lugano, 1-0, drew 1-1 against Dynamo Kiev and lost 1-0 to the Swedes.

Ex-gaffer Gordon Strachan also came up against Copenhagen in the Champions League in 2006/07 when the Scots won 1-0 at Parkhead, but slumped to a 3-1 loss away from home. Neil Lennon played in both games.

The Hoops are away in the first leg on February 20 with the return at Parkhead a week later.

Europa League last-32 draw

Wolves v Espanyol

Sporting Club v Istanbul Basaksehir

Getafe v Ajax

Bayer Leverkusen v Porto

FC Copenhagen v CELTIC

APOEL v Basel

Cluj v Sevilla

Olympiakos v Arsenal

Alkmaar v LASK

Club Brugge v Manchester United

Ludogorets v Inter Milan

Eintracht Frankfurt v RB Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk v Benfica

Wolfsburg v Malmo

Roma v Gent

Rangers v Sporting Braga

The bookies were rating Celtic at 50/1 earlier today with Manchester United favourites at 6/1 and Ajax at 7/1. Arsenal, going through a horrendous spell on the domestic scene, are priced at 8/1.

 

 
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