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CELTIC IN EUROPA LEAGUE DRAW: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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CELTIC will discover today who they face in the Europa League group stage when the draw is made in Monaco.

Brendan Rodgers’ men made no mistake as they overcame Lithuanian champions FK Suduva 3-0 last night to advance into the £10million next stage on a 4-1 aggregate.

The Hoops, having dropped out of the Champions League at the third qualifying stage, will be placed in pot two.

Other teams in that pot include Marseille, who were beaten by Atletico Madrid in last season’s Final, AC Milan, Sporting Lisbon and Fenerbahce.

Forty-eight clubs will be split equally into four pots and the draw will see 12 groups formed containing one team from each pot, with teams from the same association being kept apart.

Chelsea and Arsenal, who finished fifth and sixth in the Premier League last season, are in pot one.

That pot also features Lazio, Sevilla, Villarreal, Bayer Leverkusen, Zenit St Petersburg, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas, Red Bull Salzburg, Olympiakos and Anderlecht.

Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit, who beat Russian minnows Ufa 2-1 on aggregate and had Alfredo Morelos and Jon Flanagan red-carded in the process, are in pot four, which also features Slavia Prague and Rosenborg.

Pot three includes Real Betis, Red Bull Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bordeaux and Rennes.

The first group games will played on September 20. This season’s Final – and we hope Celtic will be in it – will be on May 29 next year at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

 
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