Dundalk have been drawn at home to Molde (Norway) or KuPs (Finland) in the second round of Champions League qualifying.

The Lilywhites need to overcome Celje of Slovernia in the first round to reach the next stage.

It is a major carrot for the Lilywhites as they would be able to play the match against the Norwegian or Finnish outfit in Ireland in a one-off game as they are both on the Covid-19 travel green list. 

The Lilywhites were drawn away from home yesterday, and as Slovenia is not on the Irish green list, the game will take place in a neutral venue which is decided upon by the home team. 

Celje have chosen Újpest in Hungary for the behind closed doors game. 

The Szusza Ferenc Stadium is just outside the capital city Budapest. 

That match will take place on Wednesday 19 August. The second round is scheduled for six days later. Molde, former team of Ole Gunnar Solsjaker, would be considered favourites for the first round tie. 

The Norwegians last played an Irish side in 2013 when overcoming Sligo Rovers. 

Ties are taking place over one leg because of the competition's revised schedule due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lilywhites will receive a travel grant from UEFA to help cover cost of chartering a plane, which will be sizeable as the game takes place in just nine days' time.

However, there will also be the cost of hiring the venue, which is split between both clubs.

Meanwhile, Celtic will take on Hungarian side Ferencváros or Djurgården of Sweden if they beat KR Reykjavík.

The tie will be at Celtic Park.