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Celtic handed Helsingborg draw

Updated: Friday, 10 Aug 2012 12:12

Neil Lennon's Celtic will face Helsingborg as they atttempt to reach the Champions League proper
Neil Lennon's Celtic will face Helsingborg as they atttempt to reach the Champions League proper

Celtic will face Swedish side Helsingborg in the Champions League play-off round.

Neil Lennon's men booked their place in the draw with a 4-1 aggregate win over Finnish club HJK Helsinki.

Swedish legend Henrik Larsson played for both clubs and is certain to the the focus of attention in the build-up.

The Swedish league is well under way and Helsingborg are in sixth position.

In the third qualifier Helsingborg beat Slask Wroclaw 6-1 on aggregate.

After their 3-0 first leg win in Poland, Thomas Sorum scored a hat-trick in the return game to complete a comprehensive victory.

Celtic will play the first game away on 21 August with the return match at Parkhead on 29 August.

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