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Europa League Draw Throws Up Favourable Tie For Celtic

Europa League Draw Throws Up Favourable Tie For Celtic

Celtic have been handed a favourable draw in this afternoon's Europa League draw, facing FC Copenhagen in the round of 32. The Scottish champions are hoping to overturn their fortunes in the last-32 of Europe's secondary competition having been dumped out of Europe at this stage for the last two years.

Meanwhile, their cross-city rivals, Rangers, will face-off against Portuguese side Braga. Manchester United and Wolves will play Club Brugge and Espanyol respectively while Arsenal will continue their quest of attempting to claim European glory with a tricky tie against Olympiacos.

The first leg of the Round of 32 will take place on Thursday, February 20, with the return fixtures take place a week later on Thursday, February 27.

Draw in full:

Wolves v Espanyol

Sporting CP v Istanbul Basaksehir

Getafe v Ajax

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Bayer Leverkusen v Porto

FC Copenhagen v Celtic

Apoel v Basel

CFR Cluj v Sevilla

Olympiacos v Arsenal

AZ Alkmaar v LASK

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Club Brugge v Manchester United

Ludogorets v Inter Milan

Eintracht Frankfurt v Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk v Benfica

Wolfsburg v Malmo

Roma v Gent

Rangers v Braga

This year's final will take place in Gdansk on Wednesday, May 27, three days before the Champions League final.

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