Celtic

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.

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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:

In other Celtic news, Rodgers has hailed the performance of Bitton against Rosenborg.

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