Celtic or Linfield could face Dundalk in Champions League qualifier
Last Updated: 14/07/17 12:50pm
Celtic will play Irish side Dundalk or Norwegian club Rosenborg in the third qualifying round for the Champions League if they beat Linfield.
Brendan Rodgers' side take on Linfield in Belfast on Friday night in the first leg of their second-round qualifier, but now know they could face another local tie in the third stage should they get past their Northern Irish opponents.
Dundalk or Rosenborg will host the first leg of the third round against either Celtic or Linfield on either July 25 or 26, before a return leg at either Celtic or Windsor Park on August 1 or 2.
All British and Irish sides involved were picked out from the seeded pot of the 'champions route' draw, which involved the 17 winners of the second qualifying round ties, along with the champions from the three highest-ranked associations that do not qualify for an automatic group place (Czech Republic, Greece and Romania).
The stand-out tie of the round sees French side Nice, with former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in their ranks, taking on four-time winners Ajax of Holland.
Champions League third qualifying round draw:
Slavia Prague vs BATE/Alashkert
Spartaks Jurmala/Astana vs IFK Mariehamn/Legia Warsaw
Zrinjski/Maribor vs Hafnarfjordur/Vikingur
Zilina/Copenhagen vs Malmo/Vardar
Linfield/Celtic vs Dundalk/Rosenborg
Hapoel Beer-Sheva/Honved vs Zalgiris Vilnius/Ludogorets
Viitorul vs APOEL/ Dudelange
Hibernians/Salzburg vs Rijeka/TNS
Qarabag/Samtredia vs Sheriff/Kukesi
Partizan/Buducnost Podgorica vs Olympiacos
FCSB vs Viktoria Plzen
Nice vs Ajax
Dynamo Kyiv vs Young Boys
AEK Athens vs CSKA Moskva
Club Brugge vs Istanbul Basaksehir