UEFA Champions League Play-Off Draw: Man City face Steaua Bucharest; Celtic meet Hapoel Beer Sheva
Manchester City will face Romanian side Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League play-off round, while Scottish champions Celtic will meet Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva after the UEFA announced its play-off draw for 2016/2017 season on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Portuguese club side Porto will face Roma while Irish champions Dundalk have been drawn against Poland’s Legia Warsaw.
Celtic beat Kazak side FC Astana in the third qualifying round, while Dundalk were 3-0 victors over Belarusian side Bate Borisov.
Ludogorets Razgrad (Bulgaria) v FC Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)
Celtic (Scotland) v Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Israel)
FC Copenhagen (Denmark) v Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus)
Dundalk (Republic of Ireland) v Legia Warsaw (Poland)
Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) v FC Salzburg (Austria)
Steaua Bucharest (Romania) v Manchester City (England)
FC Porto (Portugal) v Roma (Italy)
Ajax (Netherlands) v Rostov (Russia)
Young Boys (Switzerland) v Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany)
Villarreal (Spain) v Monaco (France)
The two-legged play-off ties will be held on the 16/17 and 23/24 August.
The winners of the ties will progress to the Champions League group stage while the losers will drop into the Europa League.
The group stage will be announced on August 25, in Monaco, the day the UEFA plans to announce the winner of the Best Player in Europe Award.
Pot 1: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Barcelona (ESP), Leicester City (ENG), Bayern München (GER), Juventus (ITA), Benfica (POR), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Other pots: Atlético Madrid (ESP), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Arsenal (ENG), Sevilla (ESP), Napoli (ITA), Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Basel (SUI), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG), Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Lyon (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Sporting CP (POR), Club Brugge (BEL), Beşiktaş (TUR)