The draw for the Europa League’s Round of 32 will take place later today and as we all know, Celtic will be one of the teams pulled out of the hat.
Ahead of the events in Nyon, we’ve taken a look at everything you need to know about the draw.
When does the Europa League draw take place?
The draw is set to get underway at midday; it will immediately follow the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League.
Who can, and can’t be drawn against each other?
Teams from the same country can’t be drawn against each other and teams who qualified from the same group can’t be drawn against each other either.
The teams who finished top of their groups, plus the best four teams dropping down from the Champions League will be seeded. The other four Champions League sides dropping down, plus the Europa League group runners up, will be unseeded. Each tie will consist of a seeded team facing an unseeded team, with the seeded team getting the advantage of playing the second leg of the knockout tie at home.
Who are the teams that Celtic could be drawn against?
Celtic are seeded, so they can play any of the unseeded sides remaining in the competition, apart from Rangers and CFR Cluj. The sides Celtic could face are:
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Club Brugge (BEL)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Sporting CP (POR)
When will the Europa League Round of 32 fixtures be played?
The 16 games at this stage of the competition will be played on February 20th and 27th.
Read Celtic Verdict
Despite them all being unseeded, there are still plenty of quality sides for Celtic to be drawn against. If we had the chance to select an opponent, we’d probably pick Ludogorets.