Champions League

Fenerbahce paired with Salzburg

The UEFA Champions League qualifying round draw is displayed in Nyon, Switzerland.
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Fenerbahce will play Salzburg in the third qualifying round of the Champions League after getting temporarily reprieved from a ban for match-fixing.


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The Turkish league runner-up was excluded by UEFA, but reached agreement Thursday at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to play before its appeal is judged next month.

In some of the other 15 pairings drawn Friday, Zenit St. Petersburg will play Nordsjaelland, 1988 winner PSV Eindhoven faces Champions League debutant Zulte Waregem of Belgium, and Metalist Kharkiv will travel to play PAOK Thessaloniki of Greece.

The first legs will be played on July 30 and 31, with return matches on Aug. 6 and 7.

Winners advance to a playoff round, which will decide the final 10 places in the 32-team group stage.

Third Round Qualifying draw:

FC Nordsjaelland vs. Zenit St Petersburg

SV Red Bull Salzburg vs. Fenerbahce

PAOK Salonika vs. FC Metalist Kharkiv

PSV vs. Zulte-Waregem

Lyon vs. Grasshoppers

Basel vs. Gyori Eto / M. Tel Aviv

FC Sligo Rovers / Molde vs. The New Saints / Legia

Slovan Bratislava / Ludogorets vs. FC Shirak / FK Partizan

Dinamo Tbilisi / EB Streymur vs. Steaua Bucuresti / Vardar

Apoel Nicosia vs. Birkirkara / Maribor

Celtic / Cliftonville vs. IF Elfsborg / FC Daugava

BATE / Shakhter Karagandy vs. Neftci PFK / KS Skenderbeu

FK Austria Vienna vs. FK Ekranas / FH Hafnarfjordur

HJK Helsinki / Nomme Kalju vs. Plzen / FK Zeljeznicar

CS Fola Esch / Dinamo Zaqreb vs. FC Sheriif / FK Sutjeska

The ties will be played on 30/31 July and 6/7 August.


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