The draw for the play-off round of UEFA Champions League qualification took place in
Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.
Premier League heavyweights Manchester United were drawn against Belgian side Club
Brugge, and will face the Blauw-Zwart at Old Trafford on August 18 before travelling to Jan
Breydel Stadium on August 26.
The other big clash from the draw pits Italian side Lazio against Bayer Leverkusen of
Germany, in what should be an interesting match between two of the biggest teams from
Serie A and the Bundesliga.
Also worth watching will be Valencia’s meeting with Monaco, who were one of the
surprise packages of last season’s competition with their round-of-16 win over
Meanwhile, Scottish giants Celtic will take on Swedish side Malmo and Sporting Lisbon of
Portugal face Russian outfit CSKA Moscow.
Draw in full:
Astana v APOEL
Skënderbeu v Dinamo Zagreb
Celtic v Malmo
Basel v Maccabi Tel-Aviv
BATE v Partizan
Lazio v Bayer Leverkusen
Manchester United v Club Brugge
Sporting CP v CSKA Moskva
Rapid v Shakhtar
Valencia v Monaco