NotJustScottishFootball : Hearts to Face Liverpool in Mouthwatering Europa Cup Playoff

Posted August 10, 2012
In the draw made on Friday 10th August for the play-off round of the Europa Cup, Hearts were handed a mouthwatering tie against Liverpool, whilst Champions League drop outs Motherwell will face the Spanish inquisition if they are to progress against Levante.
UEFA Europa League play-off draw
FC Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) v AZ Alkmaar (NED)
APOEL FC (CYP) v Neftçi PFK (AZE)
Atromitos FC (GRE) v Newcastle United FC (ENG)
Tromsø IL (NOR) v FK Partizan (SRB)
FC Vaslui (ROU) v FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) Heart of Midlothian FC (SCO) v Liverpool FC (ENG)
Athletic Club (ESP) v HJK Helsinki (FIN)
CS Marítimo (POR) v *FC Dila Gori (GEO) or Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP)
Molde FK (NOR) v sc Heerenveen (NED)
Debreceni VSC (HUN) v Club Brugge KV (BEL) FC Sheriff (MDA) v Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR) v Videoton FC (HUN)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) v BSC Young Boys (SUI)
WKS Śląsk Wrocław (POL) v Hannover 96 (GER)
FC Dinamo Bucureşti (ROU) v FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR) AC Horsens (DEN) v Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) v F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Feyenoord (NED) v AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
Motherwell FC (SCO) v Levante UD (ESP)
FK Crvena zvezda (SRB) v FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) KSC Lokeren OV (BEL) v FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
S.S. Lazio (ITA) v ND Mura 05 (SVN)
AIK Solna (SWE) v PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Legia Warszawa (POL) v Rosenborg BK (NOR)
Bursaspor (TUR) v FC Twente (NED) FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU) v FK Ekranas (LTU)
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE) v FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
VfB Stuttgart (GER) v FC Dinamo Moskva (RUS)
PAOK FC (GRE) v SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
FC Luzern (SUI) v KRC Genk (BEL)
FK Zeta (MNE) v PSV Eindhoven (NED)
The fixtures will be played over two legs on 23 and 30 August. The winners will join the ten defeated sides from the UEFA Champions League play-offs in the group stage, which starts on 20 September. The group stage draw takes place in Monaco on 31 August. 

Marc Roseblade is a Contributor for Examiner.com, Football Speak, Global Football Today, 90 Soccer, Yardbarker, OurGameMagazine and various online & published sports outlets across the globe. All quotes are obtained first-hand unless otherwise stated. You can follow Marc on Twitter @myscottishfitba

 

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