By Harry Sykes
After beating Rosenborg 1-0 away on Wednesday to secure the same aggregate result, Celtic found out who they need to beat over two legs to get in the Group Stage of the Champions League.
The draw was made on Friday morning and Celtic drew FC Astana, who play in the Kazakhstan Premier League.
After obliterating the domestic competition last season – Celtic won the treble without losing a single game – Brendan Rodgers will be keen to show his team are making strides to hold their own in a higher standard.
Celtic went out of the 2016/17 Champions League in the Group stage, without winning a single game.
However, they found themselves in possibly the toughest group, alongside Premier League rivals Manchester City, Barcelona and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
After a dodgy start which saw Barcelona smash them 7-0, Celtic battled to three creditable draws, including two against Man City.
Now, Brendan Rodgers will be targeting the Round of 16 in the Champions League in the upcoming campaign.
However, to do that they’ll have to make sure they get past the potential banana skin of the play-offs.
FC Astana is a tough draw, and Celtic fans are rightly concerned ahead of the two games – especially with the huge distance they will have to travel.
Here is a selection of reactions from Celtic fans on Twitter:
Ouch . Won't be an easy tie . They not a bad side. Unbeaten in 14 CL games at home .
Huge task ahead for Celtic
— Stewart Byers (@StewartByers5) August 4, 2017
Glasgow to Astana is a near 9 hour flight and is nearly 6500km from Glasgow
— Celtic Collectibles (@CollectCelticFC) August 4, 2017
Could have been worse,got to expect hard games,at this stage of the KO round.
— Celtic Symphony (@DM8883) August 4, 2017
Oh good, Celtic got Astana. The furthest travel distance and the team that probably hates us after a last minute penalty last year. Great.
— Gold (@EGoldenBhoy) August 4, 2017
When Celtic kick off at home against Astana it's the equivalent to 1.45am for them, travelling is worse for Astana imo
— Stephen Wray 🏴 (@TheBhoyWray) August 4, 2017
Obviously no easy ties now but Celtic at home first could be their downfall!! Let's hope not. #monthehoops
— Big Bad marvelous 🇿🇼 (@bazfitz1982) August 4, 2017
Celtic not lost a competitive away game since Barca last September and we've scored in every 1….but sure talk up the opposition👍🏻
— Gerryk84 (@gerryk84) August 4, 2017
In other Celtic news, Rodgers has hailed the performance of Bitton against Rosenborg.