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Celtic tie Shakhter Karagandy for spot in Europe's top table

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Celtic Manager Neil Lennon will be DELIGHTED with this draw against the lowest seeded side left in the draw for a 2nd season in Champions League

Celtic will travel to Kazakhstan on 21 August to play lowest ranking Euro side Shakhter Karagandy in the first of two games to gain entry into the money spinning European Champions League

Scottish Champions and 16th best side in Europe from last season will take in 135th placed side in the European Club team rankings for a £30 Million pound participation in this seasons best club football tournament in the World. After beating Irish outfit Cliftonville and then Swedish side Elfsborg 1-0 over 2 games, Celtic go into this massive favourites, best price 12/1 against to lose

Celtic celebrate in Sweden - can they get the job done in Kazakhstan?

Celtic have been drawn to play Kazakh side Shakhter Karagandy in the Champions League play-off round.

The Kazakhstan Premier League winners defeated the Belarusians BATE Borisov 2-0 on aggregate in the third qualifying round.

The first leg will be away from home on 20 or 21 August and the second leg will be at Celtic Park on 27 or 28 August.

If Neil Lennon's men beat the team from central Asia they will progress to the Champions League group stages.

The meeting will be the first outing for Celtic against a side from Kazakhstan.

Shakhter Karagandy play in the Karagandy province capital city of Karaganda.

The city has a population of 460,000 and August temperatures average 18-25 degrees.

The club has been required to play all of its Champions League qualifying games in the Kazakhstan capital Astana because its home ground does not comply with Uefa standards.



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