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Scottish clubs discover Euro foes

Uefa Champions League and Europa League
Celtic face Portuguese club Sporting Braga in Champions League qualifying

Scottish clubs have avoided any of the competitions' big guns in the Champions League and Europa League draws.

Celtic will play Portuguese Champions League debutants Braga in the third qualifying round of the competition.

Hibernian face the winners of the tie between Videoton of Hungary and Slovenia's NK Maribor in the Europa League third qualifying round.

Should Motherwell beat Iceland's Breidablik they will face Norway's Aalesund at the same stage.

Braga finished second in the Portuguese first division last season, and Celtic will play the first leg away on 27/28 July before the home tie on 3/4 August.

This is the seventh season in a row Braga have qualified for Europe and, in 2008, they were the winners of the last Intertoto Cup.

Videoton, Uefa Cup runners-up in 1985, qualified for Europe by finishing second in the Hungarian league, while Maribor are Slovenian Cup winners and boast former Rangers winger Bojan Djordjic in their squad.

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The sides drew 1-1 in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie in Hungary.

Aalesund are making their European debut after winning last season's Norwegian Cup.

The first leg of the Europa League ties will take place on the 29 July, with the return leg on 5 August, with both Scottish sides scheduled to play the first leg away from home.



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