NotJustScottishFootball : Celtic Handed Henrik Larsson's Home Team, Helsingborg in Champions League Play-off

Posted August 10, 2012
Celtic were handed a tie against Henrik Larsson's old side Helsingborg in the play-off round of the Champions League in a match could propel the Glasgow side into the big boys league proper. The match is sure to tug at the heart strings of Larsson after spending a good majority of his playing career at both clubs and is regarded as a folk hero by both sets of fans. He is sure to be rolled out at both matches in order to gain his perspective and prediction for match winners. 
The Swede, undoubtedly one of the best ever to have graced Celtic Park, was as famous for his dreadlocks and celebratory sticking out of his tongue, as he was for scoring. After finishing at Celtic, he spent some time at Barcelona where he lifted two league titles as well as the Champions League trophy.
UEFA Champions League play-off draw
Champions route
FC Basel 1893 (SUI) v CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)
Helsingborgs IF (SWE) v Celtic FC (SCO)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) v Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)
AEL Limassol FC (CYP) v RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v NK Maribor (SVN) League route
SC Braga (POR) v Udinese Calcio (ITA)
FC Spartak Moskva (RUS) v Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
Málaga CF (ESP) v Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) v FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
LOSC Lille Métropole (FRA) v FC København (DEN) The first legs take place on 21/22 August, with the returns a week later. The ten winners will join the 22 automatic entrants in the UEFA Champions League group stage, the draw for which is held in Monaco at 17.30CET on 30 August. The losers will take part in the UEFA Europa League group stage. The final takes place at Wembley on 25 May 2013.

Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for, Football Speak, Global Football Today, 90 Soccer, Yardbarker, OurGameMagazine and various online & published sports outlets across the globe. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated. You can follow Marc on Twitter @myscottishfitba


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