Scottish Premiership champions Celtic have found out who they will face in the first round of Champions League qualification this afternoon.
The Hoops have been drawn to face Bosnia and Herzegovina champions FK Sarajevo, with Neil Lennon’s men at home first.
The draw hasn’t been kind for Celtic.
Of all the teams they could have pulled at this stage, Sarajevo arguably represents the toughest test to negotiate.
Lennon will still fancy his side to progress, however.
The Bosnian outfit held Serie A side Atalanta to a 2-2 draw in last season’s competition but were thumped 8-0 in the second leg.
Celtic will be hoping to perform better than they did in the competition last season.
Brendan Rodgers’ team were disappointingly dumped out by AEK Athens at the third stage of qualifying.
If the Hoops are to progress to the group stages of the competition this season, they must overcome four qualifying opponents.
Following news of the tie against Sarajevo, Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the draw.
The first leg takes place at Celtic Park on either the 9th or 10th of July. Many supporters are hopeful of some new arrivals before the fixture.
We rounded up the general consensus from Celtic followers in the aftermath to the Champions League draw:
Not great, not terrible
— John Hodge (@19jhodgkiss) June 18, 2019
This isn’t Rosenborg?
— Damon Weir the Champions (@DamonW44) June 18, 2019
Worse case scenario. This isn’t going to be a walk over so get some players in please
— Reece (@Reece_Mckay_CFC) June 18, 2019
The first victims of our journey to Istanbul
— Daniel Gallagher (@_dgallagher99) June 18, 2019
— JakeBrown (@jakebrown_1994) June 18, 2019
A Magnificent tie….
— Scott Alcroft (@ScottAlcroft) June 18, 2019
Good draw in my opinion
— Lisi Quant Analytics (@Andrea_Texas_82) June 18, 2019
If there was one to avoid then that was it but we will go through 🍀🍀
— Robbie Lynch 🏴🏳️🌈 (@RobbieLynch1995) June 18, 2019
Now celtic sign a player
— Connor hall (@Connorh56341517) June 18, 2019
Can we start getting a team together now then?
— 🍀🏆🏆🏆TREBLE🏆🏆🏆TREBLE🏆🏆🏆🍀 (@liambhoy92) June 18, 2019
Buy some players.
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) June 18, 2019