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CELTIC FACE HUNGARIANS

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CELTIC will face Ferencvaros in the Champions League second round qualifying knock-out tie at Parkhead a week tonight.

The Hungarians made no mistake as they made their home advantage in Budapest tell with a 2-0 win over Sweden’s Djurgarden 2-0 with a double strike from South Sudan winger Tokmac Nguen.

The Hoops have never met Ferencvaros in European competition before, but have won seven of their 12 matches against opposition from Hungary.

The most recent of those ties came in the third round of qualifying for the 2003/04 Champions League with Martin O’Neill’s side coasting to a 5-0 aggregate victory over MTK Hungaria to seal a place in the group stage.

Neil Lennon watched his side demolish KR Reykjavik 6-0 in Glasgow last night to book their place in next week’s one-off confrontation.

The champions will prepare for the match with a trip to Tannadice on Saturday evening for their Premiership tussle with newly-promoted Dundee United.

Then they can turn their sights on Ferencvaros.

The first three rounds of qualifying are all one-off games, with the final play-off stage settled over two legs.

 
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