Celtic have excelled in this season's Europa League.

The Hoops, in Group E, managed an impressive four victories and 13 points from a tough group which included initial favourites Lazio, Rennes and Cluj.

Understandable then that the Scottish champions will fear anyone in the knockout stages with some big-hitters in the hat for tomorrow morning's draw.

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There is bound then, of course, to be so-called 'easier' clubs Celts can wish to come up against.

But mouth-watering Battle of Britain clashes are also a possibility, so all eyes will be on the UEFA draw tomorrow - a draw you can keep up-to-date with LIVE on Herald and Times Sport.

So who can Celtic draw in the next round? Who should they WANT to draw?

Here we take a look at potential opponents for Neil Lennon's men: beginning with teams who could provide a somewhat 'easier' route into the last-16.

FC Copenhagen

The Danish side are currently a whopping ten points behind their rivals, FC Midtjylland, in the Superliga.

Two wins and three draws in their group doesn't exactly scream contender and Neil Lennon's men would have a significant chance of beating them in a two-legged tie.

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Celtic finished their group with five points more than Ludogorets ended theirs.

Not being one of European football's most well-known clubs, either, could see the Bulgarians wilt under the Parkhead lights.

They do currently lead their domestic league, though.


Another side perhaps not considered one of the bigger sides in the competition, fans shouldn't sleep on APOEL.

They managed three wins from their six matches including a victory over former winners Sevilla.

They are, however, fifth in their domestic league albeit with four games in hand.

But by comparison with other clubs Celts could land in the round of 32, Neil Lennon would have a right to be quietly confident.

Tougher route

AS Roma

Serie A giants Roma have a plethora of talent in their ranks.

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Edin Dzeko, Javier Pastore and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are just a trio of players who can cause any team trouble on their day.

One benefit to Celtic would be their domestic form which has them fifth in the league. They lost earlier today at home to SPAL.

On their day can win any game and would certainly be a big tie for Celtic.


Under Nuno Espirito Santo, Wolves have become somewhat of a force in the English Premier League.

They've beaten Manchester City and taken points from Manchester United and Arsenal so far this season.

Their European exploits, too, have been impressive with wins over Besiktas and Slovan Bratislava.

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Shakhtar Donetsk

The Ukrainian outfit have been paired with Celtic on numerous occasions in the past and always proved to be tough nuts to crack.

Runaway leaders domestically, Donetsk have come from the Champions League where they finished third in a group behind Man City and Atalanta.

They managed some very decent results in that group, too, which proves they are no mugs.

Certainly Celtic would be looking to avoid them in the round of 32.

All possible opponents: APOEL, AZ Alkmaar, Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge, Copenhagen, Eintracht Frankfurt, Getafe, Ludogorets, Olympiacos, Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sporting CP, Wolfsburg, Wolves