Inter, Liverpool learn Europa fate

BY foxsports • July 20, 2012

Inter Milan will make its Europa League debut with a home leg first against Hajduk Split of Croatia or Skonto of Latvia in the third qualifying round.

Inter dropped into UEFA's second-tier competition this season after seven straight years in the Champions League, which it won in 2010.

Liverpool, the 2005 Champions League winner, also featured in Friday's draw, and will travel first to face Renova of Macedonia or Gomel of Belarus.

Athletic Bilbao, runner-up last season, is at home first against Croatia's Slaven Koprivnica or Northern Ireland's Portadown.

Marseille is away first against Eskisehirspor of Turkey or St. Johnstone of Scotland.

First-leg matches are played on Aug. 2. Return matches are on Aug. 9.

Winners advance to a playoff round before the group stage.

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