Dundalk could face Celtic or Linfield

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Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic face David Healy’s Linfield on Friday evening

Celtic or Linfield could face Irish champions Dundalk in the Champions League’s third qualifying round.

Dundalk face a difficult second leg in Norway after drawing 1-1 at home to Rosenborg on Wednesday.

But they have the incentive of facing British Isles opposition, with Linfield hosting Celtic in their first leg in Belfast on Friday, if they win.

Welsh champions The New Saints will face Hibernians of Malta or Salzburg of Austria if they beat Croats Rijeka.

Red Bull will almost certainly be hosting the first leg of the third qualifying round after establishing a 3-0 lead in Malta.

But TNS will themselves have to come from 2-0 behind when they host Rijeka if they are to set up a likely meeting with the Austrians.

The winner of Celtic v Linfield will be at home in their first leg of the next round following Friday’s draw in Nyon.

Champions League third qualifying round draw

Slavia Praha (Czech Republic) v BATE Borisov (Belarus) or Alashkert (Armenia)

Spartaks Jūrmala (Latvia) or Astana (Kazakhstan) v IFK Mariehamn (Finland) or Legia Warszawa (Poland)

Zrinjski (Bosnia-Herzegovina) or Maribor (Slovenia) v FH Hafnarfjördur (Iceland) or Víkingur (Faroe Islands)

Žilina (Slovakia) / København (Denmark) v Malmö (Sweden) or Vardar (Macedonia)

Linfield (N Ireland) or Celtic (Scotland) v Dundalk (Ireland) or Rosenborg (Norway)

Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Israel) or Honvéd (Hungary) v Žalgiris Vilnius (Lithuania) or Ludogorets (Bulgaria)

Viitorul (Romania) v APOEL (Cyprus) or Dudelange (Luxembourg)

Hibernians (Malta) or Salzburg (Austria) v Rijeka (Croatia) or The New Saitns (Wales)

Qarabağ (Aze) or Samtredia (Georgia) v Sheriff (MDA) or Kukësi (Albania)

Partizan (Serbia) or Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) v Olympiacos (Greece)

FCSB (Romania) v Viktoria Plzeň (Czech Republic)

Nice (France) v Ajax (Netherlands)

Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine) v Young Boys (Switzerland)

AEK Athens (Greece) v CSKA Moskva (Russia)

Club Brugge (Belgium) v İstanbul Başakşehir (Turkey)

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