UCL 3rd Round Draw
Friday, 20 July 2012 11:10
Anderlecht will face the winners of the Rovers/Ekranas tie in the third qualifying round of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League.
champions-league_logoIn this morning's draw, Anderlecht were drawn out of the pot to play the winners of the second qualifying round tie between the Hoops and FK Ekranas. So next Tuesday's winners know that they will face one of the big clubs in European football, Anderlecht from Brussels in Belgium.
The ties will be played on 31 July/1 August and 7/8 August. The losing side will go onto the UEFA Europa League play-offs while the winner will compete for a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
More on the draw from uefa.com below:
The UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw, made in Nyon on Friday, has pitted FC Dynamo Kyiv against 1970 European Champion Clubs' Cup winners Feyenoord.
The Dutch side will be looking for revenge for the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League first group stage, when they held Dynamo 0-0 in Rotterdam but succumbed to a 2-0 defeat in the Ukrainian capital.
The team Feyenoord beat in the European Cup final 42 years ago, Celtic FC, will face either HJK Helsinki or KR Reykjavík in their bid to reach the play-offs. HJK, 7-0 up from the first leg of their second qualifying round tie against KR, were beaten in extra time by the Glasgow side in the first round of the 2000/01 UEFA Cup group stage.
FC Basel 1893, who saw off Manchester United FC in last season's UEFA Champions League group stage, are also well placed to reach the third qualifying round after a 2-0 win against FC Flora Tallinn of Estonia. Their reward, should they complete the job, is likely to be against Molde FK – 3-0 up against FK Ventspils – who are managed by former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
The ties will be played on 31 July/1 August and 7/8 August. The losing sides will go onto the UEFA Europa League play-offs while the winners will compete for a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
NK Maribor (SVN)/FK Željezničar (BIH) v F91 Dudelange (LUX)/FC Salzburg (AUT)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR)*/FK Vardar (MKD) v KS Skënderbeu (ALB)/Debreceni VSC (HUN)
CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU) v FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)/FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)
RSC Anderlecht (BEL) v Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)/FK Ekranas (LTU)
FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)/WKS Śląsk Wroclaw (POL) v The New Saints FC (WAL)/Helsingsborgs IF (SWE)
Ulisses FC (ARM)/FC Sheriff (MDA) v PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)/GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)*
Celtic FC (SCO) v HJK Helsinki (FIN)/KR Reykjavík (ISL)
Molde FK (NOR)/FK Ventspils (LVA) v FC Flora Tallinn (EST)/FC Basel 1893 (SUI)*
MŠK Žilina (SVK)/Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR) v Neftçi PFK (AZE)/FC Zestafoni (GEO)
AEL Limassol FC (CYP)/Linfield FC (NIR) v Valletta FC (MLT)/FK Partizan (SRB)
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) v FC Vaslui (ROU)
Motherwell FC (SCO) v Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
FC København (DEN) v Club Brugge KV (BEL)
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) v Feyenoord (NED)
*Played in 2011/12 group stage.
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