Cliftonville get Celtic in Champions League qualifier

Cliftonville's Diarmuid O'Carroll gets above Celtic pair Darnell Fisher and Patrik Twardzik in last summer's friendly

Cliftonville have secured a glamour Champions League second-round qualifier against Scottish giants Celtic after the draw was made in Nyon on Monday.

The first leg is scheduled for Celtic Park on 16/17 July with the return leg on 23/24 July, but that may change to allow Solitude to host the opener.

Derry City will play Trabzonspor in the Europa League second qualifying round.

In the first-round qualifiers Linfield take on Fuglafjordur, Crusaders face Rosenborg and Glentoran meet KR.

Cliftonville drew 2-2 in a friendly with a youthful Celtic side last summer after beating the Scottish Premier League champions 3-0 in the north Belfast club's 130th anniversary celebration game three years earlier.

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Breslin 'ecstatic' after Reds draw Celtic in Champions League

"It's totally amazing and a dream come true," said Reds boss Tommy Breslin.

"It's great for the club, players and supporters. It rounds off what was a fabulous season for Cliftonville.

"We knew we were in with a chance of getting them but to get it is beyond our wildest dreams."

League of Ireland champions Sligo Rovers will play Molde FK of Norway.

Linfield are away to Faroes Islands side IF Fuglafjordur on 4 July with the second leg seven days later - the winners will play Greek team Skoda Xanthi in the second round.

Crusaders host Rosenborg of Norway in the first leg with Scottish club St Johnstone, managed by former NI keeper Tommy Wright, awaiting the victors.

Irish Cup winners Glentoran travel to Iceland against KR and if they progress the east Belfast side will play Belgian club Standard Liege.

Derry City start their Europa League campaign at the second-round stage and the Candystripes will take on Turkish side Trabzonspor in Turkey on 18 July with the return leg on 25 July.

Champions League qualifier, second round

First leg - 16/17 July

Celtic v Cliftonville

Europa League qualifier, second round

First leg - Thursday, 18 July

Trabzonspor v Derry City

Europa League qualifiers, first round

First leg - Thursday, 4 July

Crusaders v Rosenborg

IF Fuglafjordur v Linfield

KR v Glentoran

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