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Everton face Split in Europa play-offs

2017-08-04 15:05
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Cape Town - Everton are set to clash with Croatian side Hajduk Split in the Europa League play-offs, while AC Milan will face Macedonian outfit Shkendija.

The Toffees are eager to make the most of their European adventure, with manager Ronaldo Koeman telling the press after the 1-0 win over Ruzomberok in the third qualifying round on Thursday: “This competition has always been important for me. I like to be in Europe - it’s important for our experience. 

“It’s good for the club, the players and the fans. It’s not easy to reach the group stages but we will do everything to get there."

Hajduk Split have not fared well in England in the past, losing six and drawing one of their seven visits to the country, which bodes well for Koeman's charges.

Meanwhile, the Rossoneri may look to the Europa League as a great opportunity to secure Champions League football for next season, just as Manchester United did by winning the competition last term.

The Italian outfit are set to face Shkendija, who were the runners-up in the Macedonian top flight last season, losing out to Vardar Skopje.

Complete Europa League Play-Off Draw:

Everton vs Hajduk Split

Shkendija vs AC Milan 

Panathinaikos vs Athletic Bilbao

Osijek vs Austria Vienna 

Apollon Limassol vs Midtjylland 

Estrella Roja vs Krasnodar

Hafnarfjordur vs Braga

Bruges vs AEK Athens

Marítimo vs Dinamo Kiev

Vitorul vs RB Salzburg

Vardar vs Fenerbahçe

Domzale vs Marseille

Ajax vs Rosenborg

Partizan vs Videoton

Utrecht vs Zenit

Legia Warsaw vs Sheriff

Altach vs Maccabi Tel Aviv

BATE vs Alexandria

Dinamo Zagreb vs Skenderbeu

Plzen vs AEK Larnaca

PAOK vs Ostersund

Ludogorets vs Suduva

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