Celtic drawn against Zalgiris or Astana in Champions League

Celtic will face Zalgiris or Astana in the third qualifying round for the Uefa Champions League if they are able to overturn their first leg deficit against Lincoln Red Imps.

Celtic trail 1-0 to Lincoln Red Imps after a first leg defeat. Picture: SNS
Celtic trail 1-0 to Lincoln Red Imps after a first leg defeat. Picture: SNS

Despite Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat in Gibraltar, Brendan Rodgers side are still favourites to advance to the next round, where they’ll either square off against Lithuanian side Zalgiris or make a return to Kazakhstan to face Astana over two legs.

The first leg will take place on either 26 or 27 July, with the return leg coming the following midweek at Celtic Park.

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