CELTIC have been drawn to face Spanish side Valencia in the last 32 of the Europa League.

It will be sure to a tough test for Brendan Rodgers's side who learned their fate today at UEFA's HQ in Nyon.

The first leg takes place on Thursday, February 14 at Celtic Park with the return seven days later.

Rodgers admitted: "It will be a tough test. We’d like to take some sort of advantage into the second leg.

“I’m delighted to be in the draw. It’s a game against one of the great Spanish teams.

"They’ve got very good players. They played very well at Old Trafford. It will be a tough examination for us."

Valencia finished fourth last seson and currently are 14th in La Liga, finished third in their Champions League group, behind Juventus and Manchester United.

Celtic and Valencia last met in the Uefa Cup in 2001, with the Glasgow side losing out on penalties at home in the third round.