Two giants of the Ukrainian Premier League next Monday to know their opponents in the first round of the playoffs of the Europa League 2018-2019.
“Dynamo” in the playoffs of the Europa League made it to the status of one of the 12 winners of the group stage. In the 1/16 finals Kiev can play with “Zurich” (Switzerland), Celtic (Scotland”), “Slavia” (Czech Republic) Fenerbahce (Turkey), “sporting” (Portugal), Olympiakos (Greece), rapid (Austria), Lazio (Italy), malmö (Sweden) and BATE (Belarus).
Three possible opponents are of the “Dynamo” received from the Champions League. The team of Alexander Khatskevich in the 1/16 finals can meet with “Galatasaray” (Turkey), club Brugge (Belgium) and “Victoria Plzen” (Czechia).
Since Shakhtar has taken only the sixth place among third teams in the Champions League, the Pitmen when the draw for the 1/16 finals in
sowing do not fall.
Shakhtar in the first round of the playoffs can intersect with Bayer and Eintracht (both Germany), Salzburg (Austria), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia), Arsenal and Chelsea (both from England), “betacom”, “Villarreal”, “Seville” (Spain) and Genk (Belgium).
From Champions League opponent, the champion of Ukraine 1/16 finals can become “Valencia” (Spain), “inter” and “Napoli” (both – Italy), and Benfica (Portugal).
The draw for the 1/16 finals of the Europa League will take place on December 17 in Nyon. The matches of this stage of the Eurocup will be held on 14 and 21 February.
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