First and Second Qualifying Round

Short trip for Celtic in UCL draw

June 24, 2013
By ESPN staff

Scottish champions Celtic have been drawn against Northern Ireland counterparts Cliftonville in the second qualifying round for next season's Champions League.

Champions League
PA PhotosVictor Wanyama celebrates scoring the opener in Cetic's 2-1 win over Barcelona

Neil Lennon's side, who reached the knockout phase of the competition last term thanks in part to a famous 2-1 group-stage win over Barcelona - will play the first leg at home on July 16/17 before travelling to Belfast for the return leg a week later.

The winners of the second-round ties will face another two-legged contest in the third qualifying round. After that, only the play-off round will stand between the successful clubs and a place in the lucrative group stage.