AC Milan and Galatasaray know their opponents in the interim round of the Europa League. Milan was linked to Stade Rennen in the draw on Monday, while the Turkish top club awaits a diptych against Sparta Prague. Meanwhile, Thijs Dallinga has to deal with Benfica with Toulouse.
All numbers two from the Europa League were paired with a number three from the Champions League. Regulations stipulate that teams from the same country cannot meet each other. All teams from the Champions League first play at home, after which the diptych is decided away.
Feyenoord was the first name to emerge and will face AS Roma again. It is the third year in a row that the two teams meet in a European context. Milan was next in line: they drew Stade Rennes.
RC Lens, which lost to PSV and Arsenal in the Champions League group, will receive a visit from Freiburg. Young Boys was linked to Sporting Portugal, while Dallinga had to get rid of Roger Schmidt's Benfica with Toulouse.
Braga, an important competitor in the battle for the coefficient rankings, will duel in a diptych with Qarabag FK. Galatasary must deal with Sparta Prague if it wants to convert in the second European competition. Finally, a nice match awaits between Shakhtar Donetsk and Olympique Marseille.
Full Europa League interim draw:
Feyenoord – AS Roma
AC Milan – Stade Rennes
RC Lens – Freiburg
Young Boys – Sporting Portugal
Benfica – Toulouse
Braga – Qarabag FK
Galatasaray – Sparta Prague
Shakhtar Donetsk – Olympique Marseille
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