Man City face Steaua Bucharest in Champions League play-off



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Manchester City will have to overcome Steaua Bucharest to qualify for the group stages of the 2016/17 Champions League.

Pep Guardiola’s side avoided heavyweight clashes against Roma and Monaco but will have to negotiate their way past the 1986 European Cup champions, with the first leg to be played in the Romanian capital.

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic will take on Hapoel Be'er Sheva, the Israeli champions who knocked out Olympiakos in the last round.

The Scottish Premiership champions beat Kazakh team Astana in the third qualifying round.

Dundalk face Legia Warsaw. The Lilywhites produced a shock victory over BATE Borisov to secure a shot at reaching Europe's elite club competition.

The first legs will be played on August 16 and 17, with the return fixtures taking place on August 23 and 24.
Credit: Independedent

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