Bedoya set for UEFA Champions League taste against former rival Celtic

Bedoya set for UEFA Champions League taste against former rival Celtic

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Bedoya set for UEFA Champions League taste against former rival Celtic

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When Alejandro Bedoya moved from Orebro to Rangers last summer, he figured to play in crucial matches against Celtic. A year later, his jersey has changed once more, but the opportunity to take down the Scottish power has presented itself once again. 

Bedoya's new club, Swedish champion Helsingborg, takes on Celtic in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League final playoff round tie on Tuesday (2:30 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel). Helsingborg hosts the first leg, and the prize for the aggregate winner is a coveted place in the Champions League group stage.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon addressed the threat that Bedoya poses for his side, telling the BBC that," No doubt he will be a threat. We had him watched at the weekend, he scored a very good goal, and I think he, more than most, will be motivated to play us." 

Bedoya, who did not play against Celtic last season with Rangers, enters the match coming off his debut for Helsingborg, one in which he scored off a bicycle kick to mark his successful return to Sweden.

The Helsingborg-Celtic matchup is just one of five across Europe on the day, and if you will be watching the match, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

The full schedule for Tuesday's Champions League final qualifying round matches is after the jump:

TUESDAY'S UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUALIFIERS

12 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go – Spartak Moscow vs. Fenerbahce

2:30 p.m. – Fox Soccer Channel/FoxSoccer2Go – Helsingborg vs. Celtic

2:30 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – FC Basel vs. CFR Cluj

2:30 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – FC Copenhagen vs. Lille

2:30 p.m. – FoxSoccer2Go – Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Dynamo Kiev

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