Celtic to face Astana in Champions League play-off

Celtic defeated Rosenborg in Norway to set up the clash. Picture: SNS
Celtic defeated Rosenborg in Norway to set up the clash. Picture: SNS
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Celtic have been drawn against Kazakhstani side Astana in the Champions League play-off round.

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Celtic’s reward for their third qualifying round victory over Rosenborg of Norway is to once again make the near 8,000-mile round trip to Kazakhstan.

Rodgers’ side played Astana in the Champions League last season, drawing 1-1 in Kazakhstan before winning the Parkhead return 2-1.

The first legs will be played on August 15 and 16, with the return fixtures on August 22 and 23.

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