Tottenham Hotspur, Rangers, Motherwell and Aberdeen discover their Europa League second qualifying round opponents following Monday afternoon’s draw.
A total of 92 teams across the continent are involved in the draw with the winners progressing to the third qualifying round as they eye a group-stage berth.
Linfield, Connah’s Quay Nomads, Motherwell, TNS, Coleraine, Aberdeen and Bala are the other British sides in the draw, while Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers represent the Republic of Ireland.
Matches will take place on the 17th of September 2020 and will be one leg behind closed doors with extra-time and penalties if required.
Take a look at how the draw played out for yourself below, and it’s fair to say it got plenty of people talking online…
Europa League qualifying round draw in full
- Hammarby vs Lech Poznan
- Maccaibi Haifa/FK Zeljenznicar vs Kairat Almaty
- B36 Torshavn vs The New Saints
- FK TSC Backa Topola vs Fotbal Club FCSB
- Pogres Niederkorn vs Willem II
- Sfintul Gheorge Suruceni vs FK Partizan Belgrade
- Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Tottenham Hotspur
- Budapest Honved vs Malmo FF
- Lincoln Red Imps vs Rangers
- KF Renova vs Hajduk Split
Getting to know Spurs‘ opponents:
Plovdiv finished 5th in the Championship round of the Bulgarian top-flight last season and have won three of their first four matches in 2019/20 to sit third, behind only CSKA Sofia and reigning champions Ludogorets Razgrad.
Bruno Akrapovic’s side successfully retained the Bulgarian Cup last term and beat FK Iskra Danilovgrad of Montenegro 1-0 in the first Europa League qualifying round on August 27.
EUROPA LEAGUE RESULTS SO FAR
First qualifying round
|Olimpija||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Víkingur Reykjavík|
|B36 Tórshavn||4–3 (a.e.t.)||FCI Levadia|
|Riteriai||3–2 (a.e.t.)||Derry City|
|Honvéd||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Inter Turku|
|Zrinjski Mostar||3–0||Differdange 03|
|Lincoln Red Imps||2–0||Union Titus Pétange|
|Hammarby IF||3–0||Puskás Akadémia|
|Shakhtyor Soligorsk||0–0 (a.e.t.)
|Dinamo Minsk||0–2||Piast Gliwice|
|Shamrock Rovers||2–2 (a.e.t.)
|FH||0–2||DAC Dunajská Streda|
|The New Saints||3–1 (a.e.t.)||Žilina|
|Hapoel Be’er Sheva||3–0||Dinamo Batumi|
|Nõmme Kalju||10 Sep (28)||Mura|
|Apollon Limassol||5–1||Saburtalo Tbilisi|
|Maccabi Haifa||9 Sep (32)||Željezničar|
|Petrocub Hîncești||0–2||TSC Bačka Topola|
|Locomotive Tbilisi||2–1||Universitatea Craiova|
|Borac Banja Luka||1–0||Sutjeska Nikšić|
|Iskra Danilovgrad||0–1||Lokomotiv Plovdiv|
Fans reacted as Tottenham, Rangers, Motherwell and Aberdeen discover their Europa League second qualifying round opponents…
— cenk (@cenkoza) August 31, 2020
What a feeling what a night
— Matheus Damas (@damasthe2nd) August 31, 2020
Anything less than a 9-0 win is a disgrace
— ? / Dier Propaganda (@sacramentoszn) August 31, 2020
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) August 31, 2020
If we don’t win 10-0. Liquidate.
— Mason (@FtblMason) August 31, 2020
Hullo Hullo, It’s good to be back! ?? pic.twitter.com/u65DhfZgKK
— ??????? ???????? (@SeafarerMichael) August 31, 2020
In Gibraltar to start us off again love to see it
— Scott Winning ?? (@ScottWinning29) August 31, 2020
Can’t take any games for granted, let’s go Rangers ?
— William (@BearsTV_) August 31, 2020
— William (@_William72) August 31, 2020
AC Milan stepping off the bus at The Square Shopping Centre pic.twitter.com/usXueBiFSG
— David Behan (@DavidBehan1) August 31, 2020
Pioli and Zlatan in an Irish pub pic.twitter.com/PEBM4mrxcd
— Nino El ?⚫ (@ESW26) August 31, 2020
Scenes in tallaght when Burke slots it past Donnaruma and Zlatan equalises
— B.Fernandes18 (@NeilOMara4) August 31, 2020
Lifelong Milan fan from Belfast. Absolutely gutted there’s no fans allowed!
— Robbie Best (@bobbyblowdart) August 31, 2020
We know a thing or two about keeping milan scoreless, let us know if you need some advice ??
— Athlone Town AFC (@AthloneTownAFC) August 31, 2020
— Isoca ?⚫?? (@Isoca90) August 31, 2020
Rovers 10-2 Milan
Halilovic 5 own goals
— Andy™ ? (@TheMilanAddict) August 31, 2020
Unbelievable draw that
— #AnnounceThiago (@BrazilianBobby9) August 31, 2020