CELTIC will face FC Copenhagen in the last 32 of the Europa League after the draw took place on Monday afternoon.

Neil Lennon's side will play away from home in the first leg before hosting FC Copenhagen at Parkhead the following week.

The first leg is scheduled for Thursday 20 February, with the return fixture to go ahead on Thursday 27 February.

Celtic have fallen at the last 32 hurdle of the Europa League in each of the last two seasons after being knocked out by first Zenit St Petersburg and then Valencia.

Neil Lennon, though, will feel optimistic about his side's chances of reaching the last 16 of the tournament after an impressive group stage showing from the Scottish champions.

Back-to-back wins over Lazio booked Celtic's place in the knockout stages and their only defeat came against Cluj in the final group stage match, where Lennon fielded a second-string team in what was essentially a dead rubber.

Celtic have not made it beyond the first knockout stage of a European tournament since the 2003/04 campaign, when they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup before being eliminated by Villareal.

More to follow.