Steven Gerrard set to face Celtic Champions League third qualifying round draw. Rangers have been drawn against one or the other Malmo or HJK Helsinki in the Champions League third qualifying round as they endeavor to arrive at the gathering phase of Europe’s tip top rivalry interestingly since the 2010/11 season.

Celtic, in the mean time, should confront Midtjylland in the second passing round, with an intense third round tie against PSV Eindhoven or Galatasaray anticipating the champ.

Celtic were toward the end in the Champions League group stage during the 2017/18 mission, albeit new chief Ange Postecoglou has effectively projected uncertainty over the club’s possibilities this season by griping they can’t ‘get individuals in speedy enough’ to fortify the crew.

Officers’ Scottish Premiership title last season under the administration of Steven Gerrard was their first since monetary disaster 10 years prior and is sufficient to get the club a spot in the third passing round. Subsequent to confronting either Malmo of Sweden, a season finisher tie remains among them and a spot in the gathering stage. The draw could make it intense or good in case Rangers are cultivated.

Whatever happens, Rangers are destined to be in the gathering phase of an European contest this season. Indeed, even loss in the third passing round ‘champions way’ would mean moving to the Europa League season finisher round, which would thusly mean advancing to either the Europa League bunch stage on the off chance that they win, or the Europa Conference League bunch stage in the event that they lose.

In the event that Rangers beat either Malmo or HJK yet are subsequently taken out in the Champions League season finisher round, they would move into the Europa League bunch stage. Winning both the third passing tie and season finisher tie would clearly mean getting into the Champions League bunch stage.

Celtic only need to beat Midtjylland to likewise be ensured a gathering stage place in one of the three European rivalries as rout in the third passing round for them in the ‘association way’ would consequently bring about a spot in the Europa League bunch stage.

Rout in the second round outcomes in a spot in the Europa League third qualifying round. Rout at that stage would then mean a spot in the Europa Conference League season finisher round.

Ange Postecoglou
Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic face Midtjylland in the Champions League second qualifying round / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Celtic’s tie against Midtjylland will be played on Tuesday 20 July and Wednesday 28 July.

Third round qualifying ties will then take place on 3/4 August and 10/11 August.