Celtic reinstated to Champions League

Celtic reinstated to Champions League

Scottish champions Celtic have been handed a reprieve which see them reinstated into the Champions League, entering Friday's draw for the play-off round.

It comes after UEFA punished Polish side Legia Warsaw for fielding an ineligible player in their second leg tie against the Hoops in the third qualifying round.Bartosz Bereszynski had been suspended following a red card for violent conduct in last season Europa League, but came on as an 86th-minute substitute.Legia won the second leg 2-0, meaning they won 6-1 aggregate over Celtic.But just hours ahead of Friday's draw, UEFA announced that its disciplinary committee had awarded Celtic a 3-0 win in the second leg - ensuring their qualification on away goals, given the 4-4 aggregate score.Legia Warsaw have five days to appeal the decision.Celtic went on to draw Slovenian side Maribor for the play-off round.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)


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