The draw for the playoff round has been released. The English Premier League team, Manchester United will lock horns with Belgium’s Club Bruges over two legs to reach the Champions League group stage following the draw for the playoff round made on Friday.
By Tongai Mwenje
United, which finished on fourth position in the English Premier League last season, will play the first leg against the Belgian side, who eliminated Panathinaikos in the third qualifying round, at Old Trafford.
The playoffs will also see former European champions Celtic playing Swedish counterparts Malmo, with the first leg in Glasgow, and Skenderbeu, aiming to become first Albanian team to reach the group stage, must face Dinamo Zagreb.
While Italy’s Lazio will meet the Germany side Bayer Leverkusen, with the first leg in Rome, and while another high profile tie pitted Spain’s Valencia against Monaco, who were quarter-finalists last year.
The first legs will be played on August 18/19 and the second legs on August 25/26.
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