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Champions League Draw Reveals Dundalk, Celtic And Linfield's Opponents

Champions League Draw Reveals Dundalk, Celtic And Linfield's Opponents

Dundalk, Celtic and Linfield have all learned their fates for the first round of the Champions League as the draw was made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Tuesday.

Celtic and Dundalk were both seeded for the Champions League draw, while Linfield were unseeded.

And the Scottish team were the first of the three sides out of the pot as they drew Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the first leg set to be played at Celtic Park.

Linfield were then pitted against Norwegian giants Rosenborg, with the Northern Irish champions at home in the first leg.

Dundalk will also be at home in the first leg of their tie when they take on Latvian side Riga FC for a place in the next round of the competition.

Fixtures will be played next month, with the first legs taking place on July 9 or 10 with the return tie a week later on July 16 or 17.

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The draw for the second round will be made tomorrow, with teams learning who they will face if they get through their opening match ups.

You can check out the first round Champions League draw in full below, with teams listed first playing the opening leg at home:

Dundalk v Riga FC

Celtic FC v FK Sarajevo

Linfield FC v Rosenborg BK

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Valur Reykjavik v NK Maribor

The New Saints FC v Winners of the preliminary round

HJK Helsinki v HB Torshavn

BATE Borisov v Piast Gliwice

FK Partizani v Qarabag FK

SK Slovan Bratislava v FK Sudjeska

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FC Sheriff Tiraspol v Saburtalo

F91 Dudelange v Valletta

Nomme Kalju FC v KF Shkendija

FK Suduva v FK Crvena Zvezda (Red Star)

Ararat-Armenia v AIK

FC Astana v CFR 1907 Cluj

Ludogorets 1945 v Ferencvaros

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Kevin Beirne

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