Brendan Rodgers’ men were helped significantly by a late Rosenborg equaliser at RB Leipzig, which enabled them to finish as runners-up in Group B.
This means they will be seeded for the round of 32. The draw will take place this coming Monday with the matches to be played next February.
Celtic can’t be drawn against Salzburg due to their participation in the same group. Yet, it doesn’t get any easier with the other six group winners.
Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea lay in wait, as do Zenit St Petersburg, who knocked Celtic out of the competition at the same stage last season, Dinamo Zagreb, Eintracht Frankfurt and Dynamo Kiev.
The other five group winners, decided on Thursday night, are Bayer Leverkusen, Real Betis, Sevilla, Genk and Villarreal, who finished top of Rangers’ group.
The four teams out of the eight which have dropped down from the Champions League who Celtic could face are Napoli, Valencia, Internazionale and Benfica.
Zenit St Petersburg