Celtic drawn in Europa League Group D

Published Friday, 29 August 2014
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Celtic will come up against Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb and Astra in the Europa League group stage.

Celtic drawn in Europa League Group D
Celtic open their campaign against Salzburg on 18 September. (© Getty)

Ronny Deila's side were drawn in Group D alongside last season's Austrian and Croatian champions as well as Romanian team Astra, who knocked out Lyon on away goals in the qualifying play-offs.

Zagreb put Celtic out of the Champions League qualifying rounds back in 1998, winning 3-1 on aggregate.

Celtic were, of course, this week knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of NK Maribor after a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Parkhead having previously been reinstated to the tournament.

They had been beaten 6-1 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw in the second qualifying round but the Polish team were then thrown out of the tournament for fielding an ineligible player.

Bartosz Bereszynski played only the final two minutes of the tie, having come off the bench in Glasgow but that was enough for UEFA to give Celtic a second bite at the apple.

Celtic and Legia could even have gone head to head again in the Europa League group stages but weren't drawn together.

Everton, meanwhile, will come up against Lille OSC, Wolfsburg and group stage debutants Krasnodar from Russia.

Tottenham were drawn in Group C alongside Besiktas, Partizan FC and Asteras from Greece.

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bad lot in bangor wrote (153 days ago):
they wont get far with this team?
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