CELTIC will learn their Champions League fate when the draw is made at 11am today in Nyon, Switzerland.

The Hoops begin in the second qualifying round where they are seeded and will be paired with Turkey’s Galatasaray, Danish side FC Midtjylland or Austria’s Rapid Vienna.

New manager Ange Postecoglou’s side will still be seeded if they progress to the third stage, but they could come against fierce opposition as PSV Eindhoven, Sparta Prague, Spartak Moscow and Genk lie in wait. Benfica and Shakhtar Donestk are then the potential opponents in the play-off round.

If the Parkhead men fail to negotiate their way past the Champions League test, they will drop into the third round of Europa League qualifying and face either Anorthosis Famagusta, of Cyprus, or the Czech Republic’s Jablonec.

Defeat – unthinkable though it may be – would mean a place in the UEFA Conference League play-off.

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