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City face Steaua in play-offs, Celtic draw Israeli club, tough task for Dundalk

City face Steaua in play-offs, Celtic draw Israeli club, tough task for Dundalk

05/08/2016 at 10:12Updated 05/08/2016 at 18:11

Manchester City were drawn to face Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League play-offs.

Last season's semi-finalists came fourth in the Premier League last season but are now managed by Pep Guardola and will have designs on winning the trophy.

The winners of the two-legged ties with make the group stages of the competition.

In two plum draws, Porto were drawn to face Roma and Monaco were matched up with Villarreal.

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Scottish champions Celtic were drawn against Hapoel Beer-Sheva after overcoming Astana in the previous qualifying round.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot

Celtic's Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spotReuters

Hapoel, of Israel, overcame Olympiacos 1-0 on aggregate in the qualifiers.

Irish club Dundalk, who have reached this stage for the first ever time, were drawn to face 11-time Polish champions Legia Warsaw.

Dundalk will still make the Europa League group stage even if they lose in the play-offs, thanks to their stunning win over BATE Borisov in the qualifiers.

The first legs will be played on August 16 and 17, with the returns taking place on August 23 and 24.

Full draw:

Champions route:

  • Ludogorets v Viktoria Plzen
  • Celtic v Hapoel Beer Sheva
  • Copenhagen v Apoel FC
  • Dundalk v Legia Warsaw
  • Dynamo Zagreb v Salzburg

League route:

  • Steaua Bucharest v Manchester City
  • Porto v Roma
  • Ajax v Rostov
  • Young Boys v Borussia Monchengladbach
  • Villarreal v Monaco
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