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Celtic’s Champions League Playoff Round Opponents Have Been Revealed

Celtic will face Slavia Prague in the Champions League playoff round if they make it through against CFR Cluj. The Czech Republic outfit made it through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League last season.

They will be a very tough opponent, having knocked out Sevilla in the last 16 of the Europa League before falling to eventual winners Chelsea in the last eight (losing only 5-3 on aggregate).

Before even thinking about the matchup with Slavia Prague, though, Neil Lennon’s side have to navigate a tricky tie against Cluj. Their first leg in Romania takes place on Wednesday evening.

The return fixture at Celtic Park is played a week on Tuesday, with the Hoops facing a trip to Motherwell for a league match in between the two legs.

After Celtic’s 7-0 hammering of St Johnstone on the opening day of the SPFL season, though, the Scottish champions will head into their European games high in confidence.