Alashkert awaits for Celts...

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By Wee Jamesy on Jun 19, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    The draw for first qualifying rounds of the 2018/19 Champions League took place today at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. Celtic were drawn against Alashkert of Armenia, and are due to play the away leg in Yerevan on 10/11 July, with the home tie in Glasgow due for 17/18 July.

    Celtic fans may remember the name of Alashkert, as they famously dumped out St Johnstone of Europa League qualification in 2015/16, their first time reaching the first round qualification stage. However, Alashkert have never got past the second qualifying phase, and Celtic will look to impose their experience of the last 2 successful campaigns to overcome the Armenian champions.

    The Alashkert stadium in Yerevan will host Celtic's first leg tie. It has a max capacity of 6,850.

    The remaining fixtures for the stage are;

    Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO) v Sheriff (MDA)
    Shkëndija (MKD) v The New Saints (WAL)
    Sūduva (LTU) v APOEL (CYP)
    Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) v Qarabağ (AZE)
    F91 Dudelange (LUX) v Videoton (HUN)

    Winners of the preliminary round v Malmö (SWE)
    HJK Helsinki (FIN) v Víkingur (FRO)
    Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) v Crusaders (NIR)
    Cork City (IRL) v Legia Warszawa (POL)
    Valur Reykjavík (ISL) v Rosenborg (NOR)

    Kukës (ALB) v Valletta (MLT)
    Flora Tallinn (EST) v Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
    Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA) v Crvena zvezda (SRB)
    Alashkert (ARM) v Celtic (SCO)
    Spartak Trnava (SVK) v Zrinjski (BIH)
    Astana (KAZ) v Sutjeska (MNE)

    With the second qualifying-round ties on 24-25 July and 31 July-1 August, should the hoops go through, Brendan Rodgers' side won't have long to wait until their next hurdle on the way to Europe's elite competition.


Discussion in 'TalkCeltic News' started by Wee Jamesy, Jun 19, 2018.