FORMER HOOPS favourite Aiden McGeady will be heading back to Glasgow to face former club Celtic in the Champions League group stages.
The clubs were drawn together in Group G today – alongside Spanish giants Barcelona and super Portuguese side Benfica.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon however said he was delighted with the draw.
“It is fantastic to be involved with the draw, very exciting and to be in a group with Barcelona – tough but real glamour games for the club – and the other two are huge clubs in their respective countries,” said Lenny.
“We have familiar with all three clubs, we have recent history against all three of those teams. I remember under Gordon (Strachan) we played Barcelona and Benfica and we knocked out Moscow in a play-off.
“It’s a tough, tough group but all the teams play football so it should be attractive to watch. Let’s not get carried away, let’s see what fixtures are coming up. We are in it, it is fantastic to be here and we are going to make the most of it and enjoy it.”
Meanwhile Celtic want Alessandro del Piero to lead Celtic’s Champions League campaign.
Del Piero has been released by the Serie A champions Juventus, but believes that he still has a season left at the highest level and doesn’t want to play for another Italian side, opening a glimmer of light for Lennon’s ambitious plan.
Group A: FC Porto, Dynamo Kiev, PSG, Dinamo Zagreb
Group B: Arsenal, Schalke 04, Olympiacos, Montpellier
Group C: AC Milan, Zenit St Petersburg, Anderlecht, Malaga
Group D: Real Madrid, Manchester City, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund
Group E: Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus, FC Nordsjaelland
Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia, Lille, BATE Borisov
Group G: Barcelona, Benfica, Spartak Moscow, Celtic
Group H: Manchester United, Braga, Galatasaray, CFR Cluj