Celtic's McDonald sets Champions League goals

Celtic striker Scott McDonald has targeted a place in the last 16 of the Champions League for the third season in a row.

Celtic striker Scott McDonald has targeted a place in the last 16 of the Champions League for the third season in a row.

The SPL champions have been drawn with Manchester United, Villarreal and Aalborg as they bid to replicate the achievements of the last two seasons.

He told Celtic View: “To reach the last 16 again was a massive achievement for the club and that’s what we’ll be looking to do again. I’m sure there will be a lot more twists and turns in Europe this year.

“It was dramatic last season. We had the penalty shoot-out against Spartak, the last-minute winners against Milan and Shakhtar. Let’s hope it’s not as nerve-wracking as last season but we’d take the same outcome.

“We know how much it all means. When the draw was being made for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, it really hit home just how big an achievement winning the title was.

“It allowed us to get into the group stages directly and it’s a massive boost for us all. We’ve got some massive nights at home to look forward to, and hopefully we pick up something away from home as well.”

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