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Celtic will open their Champions League qualifying campaign against Bosnian side Sarajevo.

Neil Lennon’s side will play a side managed by the former Hearts striker Husref Musemic in the first qualifying round as they seek to reach the group stages for a third time in four years.

The treble-treble winners are due to play at home in the first leg on 9 or 10 July, although selections are subject to change.

The Hoops missed out on a place in last year’s group stage after being dumped out at the third qualifying round by Greek champions AEK Athens, although the team did progress to the last 32 of the Europa League under their former manager Brendan Rodgers.

And UEFA have handed the Scottish champions the added safety net of a bye to the third qualifying round of the Europa League should they fail to get past Sarajevo.

Normally teams beaten in the opening Champions League qualifier would enter the lesser competition at the second round, but the loser of Celtic’s first qualifier against Sarajevo will be spared action until the next round due to an odd number of teams entering the Europa League’s champions’ path.

Northern Ireland champions Linfield will face Rosenborg of Norway in their opening Champions League qualifier, Ireland’s Dundalk have been drawn to face Riga of the Latvian Virsliga.

The New Saints – the Welsh champions who play at Oswestry in Shropshire – will face the winners of the preliminary round in the first qualifying round of the Champions League and will be at home for the first leg.

The preliminary round is a mini-tournament, in which the Kosovan side Feronikeli take on Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar while San Marino’s Tre Penne meet Santa Coloma of Andorra on 25 June, with the two victors progressing to a play-off three days later that will decide who enters the competition proper.

There are three qualifying rounds, followed by a play-off round in late August which will decide who joins the 26 teams who have qualified for the group stage. New teams enter at each stage of the qualifying competition.

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WE WON IT 6 TIMES

 

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TNS 2-0 up against their Kosovan opponents in the CL Quals with a minute to go, ends 2-2. 👏👏👏👏

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On 18/06/2019 at 17:26, DavidMarrio said:

WE WON IT 6 TIMES

 

Must be pretty easy when you can just go out and spend hundreds of millions on new players :shifty: 

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1 hour ago, MDK said:

Must be pretty easy when you can just go out and spend hundreds of millions on new players :shifty: 

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14 minutes ago, DavidMarrio said:

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Kolo%20Toure

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The fabled Liverpool/Orient rivalry kicks into high gear.

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1 minute ago, Adam said:

The fabled Liverpool/Orient rivalry kicks into high gear.

Greatness recognises greatness. 

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25 minutes ago, DavidMarrio said:

Greatness recognises greatness. 

Orient and Liverpool share a great deal in common. Unforgettable nights of European football for one. Except that we aren't playing in Europe but on Leytonstone High Road there is a really nice Portuguese deli that my schoolmate owns so that is kind of similar. We also share the same amount of Premier League titles. Both wear red. Neither can speak proper English. Both quite near a river, although the Scousers can get a ferry we just sort of have to paddle over or use the little footbridge by the marshes.

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17 hours ago, MDK said:

Orient and Liverpool share a great deal in common. Unforgettable nights of European football for one. Except that we aren't playing in Europe but on Leytonstone High Road there is a really nice Portuguese deli that my schoolmate owns so that is kind of similar. We also share the same amount of Premier League titles. Both wear red. Neither can speak proper English. Both quite near a river, although the Scousers can get a ferry we just sort of have to paddle over or use the little footbridge by the marshes.

So it’s more like twinning cities than it is a rivalry?

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On 11/07/2019 at 08:56, Tigerstyle said:

So it’s more like twinning cities than it is a rivalry?

Exactly

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TNS won 1-0 and are through to the 2nd Qualifying Round where they'll play Copenhagen.

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They’ll be dancing on the streets of Total Network Solutions after that one.

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1 hour ago, Baddar said:

TNS vs. Copenhagen is on BT tonight.

God help me I have bet on this.

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Celtic bottled it; that's now zero teams left for @Kaney to follow in the CL this year.

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14 minutes ago, Lineker said:

Celtic bottled it; that's now zero teams left for @Kaney to follow in the CL this year.

Didn't want to be in it 😕

It's all about that Celtic v Arsenal Europa League final.

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19 minutes ago, Lineker said:

Celtic bottled it; that's now zero teams left for @Kaney to follow in the CL this year.

At least you still have five left.

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WE'VE CONQUERED ALL OF SUPER!!! 

NEVER GONNA STOP!!!

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4 minutes ago, DavidMarrio said:

WE'VE CONQUERED ALL OF SUPER!!! 

NEVER GONNA STOP!!!

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Were Chelsea better than the weekend?

Were Liverpool bad?

Are Man Utd actually good?

Probably just the first two.

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