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KT BACK AT CELTIC?

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KIERAN TIERNEY could be poised for a sensational quickfire return to Celtic when the Europa League group stages are decided in Monaco today.

The fans’ favourite quit the Hoops in a record-breaking £25million switch to Arsenal earlier this month and there is a chance the clubs could meet each other in the ballot.

The Hoops are seeded in Pot 2 while the London outfit and Manchester United are in Pot 1.

There are 48 sides in the mix for the midday draw with Wolves and Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit also participating.

The teams are split into four seeding pots based on their club coefficients, a measure of their performance in the Champions League and Europa League over the last five years – or their country’s national association contribution, whichever is higher.

Each of the 12 groups will contain one team from each pot and no team can play a club from their own association in the group stages.
Here is the line-up:

POT 1:

Sevilla, Arsenal, Porto, Roma, Manchester United, Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas, FC Basel, Sporting Lisbon, CSKA Moscow, Wolfsburg, Lazio

POT 2: 

CELTIC, PSV Eindhoven, Krasnodar, FC Copenhagen, Braga, Borussia Monchengladbach, Gent, Young Boys, Ludogorets, APOEL Nicosia, Eintracht Frankfurt, FK Astana

POT 3:

Qarabag, Feyenoord, Saint-Etienne, Getafe, Espanyol, Malmo, Partizan Belgrade, Wolves, Standard Liege, Stade Rennes, Rosenborg, Istanbul Basaksehir

POT 4:

AZ Alkmaar, Vitoria SC, Trabzonspor, Olexandriya, Dudelange, LASK, Wolfsberg, Slovan Bratislava, Lugano, Newco Rangers, CFR Cluj, Ferencvaros.

The ballot will be held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco at noon.

 
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