Celtic Draw FC Shakhter Karagandy in the Champions League Playoffs

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Celtic have drawn FC Shakhter Karagandy in the Champions League play off.

Shakhtyor Karagandy finished third in first half of their league season, qualifying for the championship group halfway through their campaign.

It will be a tough test for the Parkhead side but a challenge they should be able to overcome.

The first leg will likely take place away from Karagandy’s home ground in the Astana Arena as it has a bigger capacity.

The Astana Arena has an artificial pitch
The Astana Arena has an artificial pitch

Glasgow to Astana is 4782km, if they flew in the other direction Celtic would reach Boston.

Long Journey Ahead
Long Journey Ahead

There will no doubt be an early kick off for the away tie as Kazakhstan are 5 hours ahead.


First leg will be played away on 20/21 August with the second leg at Celtic Park on 27/28 August.


Dates TBC


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