Celtic will take on Nomme Kalju or Shkendija in the second round of Champions League qualifying should they first overcome FK Sarajevo.

Tuesday's first qualifying round draw pitted Celtic with Bosnian side Sarajevo, with the first leg taking place on July 9 or 10 and the return leg - switched to Celtic Park - to follow a week later.

And should Neil Lennon's side prevail, they will face either Nomme Kalju or Shkendija - the reigning champions of Estonia and Macedonia, respectively.

In the league path of Champions League qualification, Viktoria Plzen will tussle with Olympiacos and PSV are to face Basel.

Meanwhile, Rangers' possible reward for beating Kosovan side Prishtina or St Joseph's of Gibraltar in the Europa League first qualifying round could potentially be an all-British tie.

Cork City and Cardiff Met University are both possible opponents, as are Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg, who beat Rangers in 2017.

Eintracht Frankfurt, semi-finalists last season, face a double-header against Radnicki Nis or Flora Tallinn, and Roma will start their European campaign against Debrecen or Kukesi.

Aberdeen will take on Finnish side RoPS before facing either Fola Esch of Luxembourg or Chikhura Sachkhere of Georgia, while fellow Scottish side Kilmarnock go up against Connah's Quay Nomads in the first round and will then face a tricky tie against Partizan Belgrade if they progress.

Premier League team Wolves also discovered their Europa League fate on Wednesday. They will take on the winners Northern Irish side Crusaders and Faroese minnows B36 Torshavn.

All second-round qualifying games in the Europa League ties will be played between July 23 and August 1, while the Champions League ties will be on July 23/24 and a week later.

Cristiano Ronaldo hailed 2018-19 as an "unforgettable season" after he set records and lifted trophies with both Juventus and Portugal.

Ronaldo ended his nine-year stay at LaLiga giants Real Madrid in July 2018, moving to Italian champions Juve for €120million.

The 34-year-old more than repaid his transfer fee, scoring 21 Serie A goals as Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus cruised to an eighth successive Scudetto.

Ronaldo also became the first player to reach 100 wins and 125 goals in the Champions League, though Juve were eliminated by Ajax in the quarter-finals – a defeat which ultimately may have been the reason for Allegri's departure at the end of the campaign.

But Ronaldo was not done there, and after his success with his new club, led Portugal to a Nations League Finals triumph on home soil, scoring a stunning hat-trick in the semi-final win over Switzerland.

And, taking to his official Instagram channel, Ronaldo shared his joy at achieving so much over the course of the season.

"What an unforgettable season! New experiences, gigantic club, exciting city, broken records and three more titles," Ronaldo posted.

"I have to thank all of Juventus fans for the wonderful way I was welcomed in Italy! You're a very important part of our victories! 

"Thanks to all my fans around the world and particularly to the Portuguese people that helped us reach another historical win for Portugal! You'll always have a special place in my heart!

"Personally, I'll never forget the great moments and new record-breaking achievements I've had so far in 2019."

Ronaldo then went onto list some of his accolades from the season, including becoming the first player to win 10 UEFA titles, and being the first to score in all national team finals.

Trent Alexander-Arnold says it would be a dream come true to follow winning the Champions League with a Nations League Finals triumph with England.

The full-back celebrated the first major trophy of his career last Saturday as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid to become champions of Europe for the sixth time.

The 20-year-old is now preparing for Thursday's last-four clash with Netherlands in Guimaraes as England attempt to become the first team to win the Nations League trophy.

And Alexander-Arnold hopes to do just that after realising a childhood ambition by tasting success with Liverpool.

When asked how important it would be to win the Nations League Finals, he told the Football Association's website: "Massive. It would be a dream come true. 

"You don't expect to be in these situations and you never know if you ever will be again, so I think for now I'm trying to soak it up, give everything that I can and hopefully that will be achieved in the next few days.

"If you look at everyone in the squad, in one way or another, they've got something to be proud of this season. Whether it's Manchester City, who have won the vast majority of trophies, or us winning the trophy the other night or the Tottenham players who've also had an incredible season and have pushed everyone so far. 

"The whole squad has had a really good season altogether and I'm sure we'll be looking to top it off over the next week and hopefully we'll leave Portugal with another trophy."

Alexander-Arnold said Tottenham players were among the first in the squad to congratulate the Liverpool contingent for their triumph at the Wanda Metropolitano.

"The reception has been unbelievable," he said. "They're really happy for us and positive. For the Tottenham lads it must be tough for them, but they've come and congratulated us and were one of the first to do it.

"Even if it was the other way around you have to put what happened with our clubs to one side and focus on winning something for your country. We're a team now, a few days ago we weren't, but now we are so we need to recognise that and if we pull together for the same aim then we've got a great chance of reaching where we want."

Andy Robertson dubbed Alisson's performance against Tottenham in the Champions League final "an absolute joke" as he marvelled at the Liverpool goalkeeper's string of superb saves.

The Brazil international was in fine form at the Wanda Metropolitano, keeping stinging shots from Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen out as Tottenham pressed for a way back into the game after Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool an early lead.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper did not have a shot to save in the first half as Spurs struggled to find their rhythm, but Robertson was grateful that Alisson remained alert when it mattered most as Jurgen Klopp's side claimed a 2-0 win.

"He's the man, isn't he?" Robertson told Liverpoolfc.com. "He's the man.

"It was an absolute joke the way he made the saves and everything.

"He was different class. It's down to him that we kept a clean sheet."

Alisson came under scrutiny at times in 2018-19 when mistakes threatened to undermine Liverpool's decision to spend an initial €62.5million to sign him from Roma.

But he soon hit form and kept 21 Premier League clean sheets to help Klopp's men finish second in an incredibly close title race with Manchester City.

Robertson paid tribute to his performance throughout the season, saying: "A lot was said about Ali when he first came, a lot of pressure on him.

"My God, he's been unbelievable this season."

Steven Gerrard says he felt a deep sense of pride and kinship in seeing "selfless" successor Jordan Henderson lead Liverpool to Champions League glory.

Reds great Gerrard watched on as the club he captained for over a decade battled to a 2-0 defeat of Premier League rivals Tottenham in Madrid on Saturday.

It was the sixth time the Anfield side have been crowned European champions and the first since the famous Gerrard-inspired comeback against AC Milan in 2005.

Sunderland product Henderson inherited the armband 10 years later and fittingly celebrated at the Wanda Metropolitano in front of his former team-mate and mentor.

"[I felt] proud that Liverpool were back at the top of European football and especially proud of Jordan because I know how hard he works," Gerrard wrote in a column for The Times.

"I know the sacrifices he has made, the pressure and scrutiny he has been under.

"If I had to name someone I regarded as the ultimate professional, Jordan would be right at the top of the list. He is immaculate in the way he lives his life.

"Some people don't see the stuff behind the scenes, the gym work, the way he eats, but he is someone who is an incredible role model."

Henderson had to compete for his position earlier this term and capped a commendable return to prominence with a 90-minute performance as Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi combined to sink Spurs.

Criticism has often followed the 28-year-old England international on Merseyside, but Gerrard believes he has done well under the "magnified" pressure of captaining Liverpool.

"Scrutiny will always be there whether you are a player, a coach or a manager," he said.

"Jordan has had his fair share, but he handles it well and the best thing to do is let your football do the talking.

"That is what he has done. That is what he will continue to do."

Hugo Lloris has urged Tottenham not to "throw everything in the bin" after the painful Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.

Spurs went down 2-0 to the Reds in Madrid on Saturday and a close season of uncertainty may follow, with speculation over manager Mauricio Pochettino's future refusing to subside.

Captain Lloris said it is important Tottenham continue to show season-by-season improvement and not allow the disappointment of defeat to hinder their progress, but he believes there should not be a direct comparison with Liverpool, who avenged their own Champions League final loss to Real Madrid 12 months ago.

"It is difficult to compare both projects," Lloris told reporters. "There is one club who sets out to win every competition in which they play, and that is not the case with Tottenham.

"We work and try to stick with the philosophy of the board, manager and the club. We look to improve every season and we have shown improvements year after year, so we now cannot throw everything in the bin after a Champions League final defeat. 

"It's been a big step for the club and the only thing we can look to do is come back stronger next season."

Pochettino's future is likely to be determined by a seeming lack of options across Europe, with previous links to Manchester United and Madrid going cold following the respective appointments of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Zinedine Zidane.

Serie A champions Juventus are seeking a new coach but Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is the favourite to take over at Allianz Stadium.

France international Lloris believes such rumours are par for the course, adding: "It is normal to have speculation around all the best managers. 

"I am sure he has an idea of what he wants and only he can talk about that."

When asked if there were concerns Spurs' squad could be broken up after the defeat, the World Cup winner replied: "I think it was painful for everyone. 

"To bring Tottenham to a Champions League final will never match the feeling of winning it, but it is a very positive thing and we have to build from that in the future to take the club to where it wants to go."

Harry Kane is "gutted" Tottenham lost the Champions League final but believes they will come back stronger next year.

Kane was selected by Mauricio Pochettino to face Liverpool in Saturday's showpiece despite having been out since early April with an ankle injury.

Mohamed Salah converted a contentious penalty in the second minute and Divock Origi struck late after coming off the bench to earn the Reds a 2-0 win and their sixth European Cup.

Kane struggled to make an impact, contributing just 11 passes and 26 touches and only managing to record a single shot at goal despite playing the full 90 minutes.

But as the England captain thanked Spurs supporters for their backing, Kane promised his team will bounce back from losing their first ever Champions League final.

"Gutted we couldn't get the job done last night. We'll learn from it and come back stronger next year," Kane wrote on Twitter.

"Thanks to our fans for your unbelievable support home and away this season. You've been incredible."

Kane will hope to put the disappointment of Madrid behind him when he leads England into the Nations League Finals.

The Three Lions, bidding for a first major international trophy since winning the World Cup in 1966, face Netherlands in the semis.

Gareth Southgate's side will take on either Switzerland or hosts Portugal in the final if they come through that last-four clash.

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris does not think they can expect to reach another Champions League final soon following Saturday's defeat to Liverpool.

Spurs were beaten 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano in their first appearance in European club football's showpiece match, as the Reds became champions of the continent for the sixth time.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring from the penalty spot inside two minutes before Divock Origi's late strike condemned Spurs to defeat, despite Mauricio Pochettino's side enjoying large spells of possession.

Lloris has now suggested it could be difficult for Spurs to get to this stage of the competition again.

"I don't think Tottenham is the type of club to challenge for the Champions League every season, we have to be honest," he said.

"But one thing is sure: we are ambitious, and we try to reduce the gap to the best teams in Europe, step by step.

"I think in three years we showed a lot of improvement, a lot of development in the right direction, probably with the new stadium it will bring fresh air and confidence towards the team, towards the club, towards the fans, and there is a lot of things to learn from this defeat. Now it's up to us to get back into work and come back stronger next season.

"It's difficult to have the right judgement. The only thing is to stay positive and we can only be proud of what we have done this season. To bring the club into the Champions League final is already a big step."

Salah scored after Moussa Sissoko was penalised for blocking Sadio Mane's cross with his arm with barely 30 seconds of the match gone.

There was no VAR intervention despite some debate over whether the ball struck Sissoko clearly on his arm or his chest, but Lloris was not prepared to blame the officials.

"It's part of football," he said. "I think he took the decision very early, so I think he was sure. You have to accept that. But it was not easy for us to come back into the game, even if we tried to stick with the principle and we tried to play like we used to do.

"But we didn't create too much, unfortunately. In the last 15 minutes, we tried to push by shooting from long distance, but it was not enough today.

"We don't have to blame the referee. On the image, I think the ball touched probably the hand of Moussa but then it's the perception of you, or the fans… there is nothing to say."

Virgil van Dijk insists Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or despite his own star turn in a victorious Champions League final for Liverpool.

Centre-back Van Dijk was named man of the match as Jurgen Klopp's side claimed the trophy with a 2-0 win over Tottenham at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Liverpool went ahead inside two minutes through a Mohamed Salah penalty and were grateful to Van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson for keeping Spurs at bay before Divock Origi sealed the win with a late second.

Van Dijk won the PFA Players' Player of the Year for his performances in the Premier League in 2018-19 and is likely to be among the favourites for the next Ballon d'Or after his display on Saturday.

However, the Netherlands international said there should only be one candidate.

"I think Messi is the best player in the world," he told reporters. "He deserves it as long as he plays, so the Ballon d'Or is not something I'm thinking of. If it happens obviously I would take it, but I don't think there is any [chance].

"He is still the best player in the world. It doesn't matter if he's not in the Champions League final."

Alisson made some impressive stops in the second half to help Liverpool to glory, a year after they were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in a final in which Loris Karius took the blame for some costly errors.

Van Dijk, though, does not think a change in goalkeeper was key to their success this time.

"It's not the main difference," he said. "Football is not about one player. We win together, we lose together.

"Ali was there to save us from a couple of shots from Son [Heung-min] and everyone was trying to do their bit for the team.

"In the second half we were a bit sitting back, they put pressure on us, looked a bit dangerous - it happens in games. But we prepared for it, you know there are moments in games where you're going to have difficulties."

Much of the build-up to the Champions League final from a Tottenham standpoint focused on the fitness of star striker Harry Kane.

The England captain had not featured since the quarter-final first-leg win over Manchester City at the start of April and he faced a race against time to be fit to face Liverpool in Madrid on Saturday.

Debate raged over whether Kane should be named in Mauricio Pochettino's XI after fellow forward Lucas Moura hit a hat-trick in the semi-final second leg against Ajax.

But Kane was selected from the start, with Lucas left on the bench, and he failed to fire as Spurs were beaten 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Pochettino might have considered it a risk worth taking in the biggest match in Tottenham's history, but the gamble backfired.

The numbers told the story as Kane - usually known for his shoot-on-sight policy - mustered just one shot in the entire 90 minutes. Lucas managed two in a 24-minute cameo.

Meanwhile, Kane contributed just 11 passes and 26 touches as he failed to regularly get involved in the play. Of the Spurs starters, Kane ranked in last place by some distance for both.

The 25-year-old at least put himself about up against Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip, contesting more duels (12) than any other player on the pitch - winning half of them.

An off-colour Kane committed two fouls and was fouled on three occasions as he struggled to find any rhythm.

And the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner lost possession nine times in total on an evening he will surely hope to quickly forget.

Loris Karius has congratulated Liverpool on winning the Champion League after they downed Tottenham 2-0 in Saturday's final in Madrid.

Mohamed Salah's early penalty put Liverpool on track and Divock Origi came off the bench to seal victory with three minutes to go, as the Reds celebrated a sixth European Cup/Champions League triumph.

The Reds earned redemption for their painful 3-1 loss in last year's final against Real Madrid in Kiev, when Karius was badly at fault for two goals.

And the goalkeeper, who joined Besiktas on loan ahead of this season following the signing of Alisson from Roma, was quick to congratulate his parent club.

Posting on Twitter, he wrote: "Congrats, @LFC. Really happy for everyone at the club and fans. You deserved this."

In the second half, Mauricio Pochettino was in and out of his technical area, prowling, barking orders, bothering officials. Twenty yards away stood Jurgen Klopp: arms behind his back, impassive, considered.

It wasn't what you would have expected, just as a final between Tottenham and Liverpool being distinctly low on quality and excitement was not a prediction many had made.

But that's what Klopp gave us, and it got him the Champions League - a first trophy with Liverpool, a sixth in this competition in their history. And with it, he banished both the haunting memories of last season's loss to Real Madrid and the nagging doubts about his reluctance to adapt.

This was Klopp 2.0. Guarded, patient, unflinching, and victorious.

"We've learnt a lot in the time we have been together. We are a completely different side to last year," he told the media in Madrid on Friday. "So the final [in 2018] was not so important for our improvement, but the final was like a starting point again for the next steps. That's how we saw it, that's how we wanted to use it and that's what we did."

Liverpool were true to his word. There was luck involved - Klopp spoke of a need for that, too - when Sadio Mane's cross hit the arm Moussa Sissoko was using to organise Spurs' defenders. But when fortune gave them the edge, Liverpool held fast.

There has been a distinct shift in their approach throughout 2018-19: gone is the recklessness that thrilled and worried supporters in often equal measure, the kind that saw them destroy Roma in the last four last year and yet somehow only progress by a single goal.

Alisson and Virgil van Dijk are key components, yes - Alisson made brilliant saves and Van Dijk was Man of the Match here - but Klopp's altered methodology is just as important. Where before he might throw on an extra attacker when 1-0 ahead, this time there was no desperation to kill the game. On came James Milner to solidify midfield and curtail some Spurs runs. On came Joe Gomez to see out the closing minutes. And before all that, on came Divock Origi, who blasted his one opportunity into the net to seal the win and his eternal place in Anfield folklore.

Klopp's "heavy metal" football has always been successful but limited. It was essential to that sensational comeback against Barcelona, for instance. But at the Wanda Metropolitano, Liverpool were more classical, operating at a precise melody, all parts in harmonious precision, and they are deservedly champions of Europe because of it.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named in the starting line-up for the Champions League final showdown with Liverpool.

The England international has not played since injuring his ankle in the first leg of the quarter-final with Manchester City in April, which Spurs won on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw.

Lucas Moura, whose hat-trick in the semi-final second leg against Ajax sent Spurs to Madrid, has been dropped to the bench.

Midfielder Harry Winks, who also last appeared in the 1-0 win over City in north London, is also in the starting XI.

Liverpool start with Roberto Firmino in attack after the Brazil forward was passed fully fit following a muscular problem.

Georginio Wijnaldum, one of the heroes of the semi-final comeback win over Barcelona at Anfield, is alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in midfield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold becomes the first player under 21 years of age to start consecutive Champions League finals.

Mauricio Pochettino believes guiding Tottenham to Champions League success would provide more "satisfaction" than doing so at Manchester United or Manchester City after lavish spending.

Spurs will contest the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid on Saturday, with both Pochettino and counterpart Jurgen Klopp aiming to win their first European titles.

Pochettino's side truly defied the odds to come through dramatic ties with Manchester City and Ajax – against whom they needed a last-gasp goal to draw 3-3 on aggregate after going 3-0 down – en route to the final, while they have not bought a single senior player for almost 18 months.

Although he has earned acclaim for Spurs' campaign, for a period earlier this season it looked as though his days at the club were limited, with United circling in the wake of Jose Mourinho's sacking.

But, United went for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and, as Pochettino prepares to take Spurs into a first European final since 1984, he has no doubt such a feat is more of an achievement than it would be if he did it at Old Trafford.

"To win a title in a different project like Tottenham – that means the satisfaction is more," he told reporters.

"If you win with Manchester City or Manchester United, it's normal. If you spend a lot of money, you should win or you must win. But at Tottenham, no one expects.

"And if you build something special, it is going to be remembered forever. If we win the Champions League, it's going to be a massive example for football – I think forever.

"I believe in destiny, but when you create your destiny. I don't believe in sitting here and waiting for something to happen.

"You create your destiny with your behaviour, with your actions; if you're natural, spontaneous, genuine in all that you do."

"I would say we have two proper football teams in the final. I respect a lot what 'Poch' has done..."

"Full credit to Jurgen Klopp – fantastic manager – the coaching staff and the players – unbelievable players. A great club like Liverpool with all their history…"

"He had a very talented group when he came there and how they've improved together has been very impressive..."

"Jurgen is a very successful manager and I admire him a lot..."

"I'm a 'shiny' person? Oh, 'brilliant'! Thank you! That's nice! You have to say that to 'Poch', he's a nice fellow as well..."

"He's great; he's always happy, he's optimistic, he's a really good example, I think he's spontaneous, he's natural. I like him a lot."

It reads like a script of an advert from one of the Champions League's myriad commercial partners; one of those cringeworthy 30-second snippets of fans of all countries and creeds united in squeaky-clean song and dance all before The Big Game, brought to you by This Company, begins its inoffensive broadcast.

But no. These were the words of Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino, 24 hours before the Champions League final, the grandest fixture in club football. Praising contemporaries in sport is hardly unusual, whether it's genuine or part of some mind-game masterplan to befuddle the opponent. This was nothing of the sort, though. This was mutual respect bordering on eulogy, the platitude amplitude cranked up to 11.

And you know what? It was fine.

Liverpool and Tottenham might be about the most satisfying final for the neutral observer in years. You just can't begrudge them their chance to lift the trophy at the Wanda Metropolitano, which looked suitably resplendent in the searing Madrid sun on Friday.

Each side fought to escape their group, Tottenham recovering from one win in their first four games to scrape through and Liverpool making up for some wretched away performances to seal progress by beating Napoli. Each impressed in the last 16, dispatching the top two teams in Germany in imperious fashion.

Spurs then knocked out Manchester City, probably the best team in Europe, in an utterly compelling two-legged eight-goal circus act. Liverpool made comparatively light work of Porto, it's true, but their performances were nonetheless worthy of the highest commendation.

And then came those semi-finals. The first-leg misery, the injury worries – Harry Kane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah – and the daunting prospect of trying to shatter the beliefs of two bands of devout Cruyffian disciples. And then Georginio Wijnaldum, Divock Origi and Lucas Moura produced the performances of their lives, and Barcelona and Ajax were left in the dust.

This is the second all-English European final of the week, but this is a long way from that soulless Europa League meeting in Baku. For one thing, there are plenty of fans here. At the UEFA-approved fan zones or in the hip streets of the Malasana district, Liverpool and Spurs shirts are mixing with each other and the locals in general good humour: a song here, a beer or two there, but none of the behaviour to warrant Marca's 'Fear' headline that foretold their arrival.

The aggressive scrutiny on the teams is lesser, too. Pochettino will be welcomed back to north London with open arms regardless of Saturday's result; the same could not necessarily be said of Arsenal's Unai Emery. Maurizio Sarri, in his first season in the job, has got Chelsea back into the Champions League, lost one cup final on penalties and won another brilliantly, and yet looks likely to return to Italy after a year in England of being pilloried by fans for having a set playing style. Would Jurgen Klopp be treated to 'F*** gegenpressing' if Liverpool fall behind to Spurs?

From the supporters to the managers to the teams, this is exactly the final UEFA would have hoped for. As the European Club Association reportedly pursues its European Super League with the incognisant bravado of Great Britain's no-deal Brexiteers, the continent's governing body are being presented with the perfect tonic: its biggest game contested by teams capable of captivating brilliance, led by managers of exemplary skill and manners, backed by fans who are ecstatic just to be here. We're even going to have two team photos before kick-off, with one including squad players not in the starting line-up, because Pochettino asked for it, because of course he did, because they deserve it.

Whether you enjoy the niceties or not, Liverpool, Tottenham and the Champions League have rarely looked in ruder health. Let's enjoy it while we can.

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