CELTIC have been paired with Malmo in the Champions League play-off round draw which was made in Nyon this morning.
The first leg with be played at Parkhead on Wednesday, August 19 with the return in Sweden on Tuesday, August 25.
Malmo, who have been champions of their domestic league for the past two years, beat Red Bull Salzburg 3-2 on aggregate in the last round, having lost the first leg in Austria 2-0.They currently sit mid-table in the league with eight wins and seven draws from 18 games so far and can number former Celtic loan player Jo Inge Berget in their ranks.

Malmo defeated Rangers 2-1 in the third qualifying stage of this competition four years ago and humbled Hibs 9-0 – including a 7-0 rout at Easter Road – in Europa League qualifying in 2013.

The winners will progress to the Champions League group stages with the losers dropping into the same phase of the Europa League.

Full draw for Champions League play-offs:

Celtic v Malmo
Astana (Kaz) v APOEL (Cyp)
Skenderbeu (Alb) v Dinamo Zagreb (Cro)
Basel (Sui) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Isr)
BATE Borisov (Blr) v Partizan Belgrade (Srb)
Lazio (Ita) v Bayer Leverkusen (Ger)
Manchester United v Club Brugge (Bel)
Sporting CP (Por) v CSKA Moscow (Rus)
Rapid Vienna (Aust) v Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukr)
Valencia (Esp) v Monaco (Fra)
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