Manchester United To Face Club Brugge And Valencia Tackle Monaco In Champions League Play-Off
Manchester United will face Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League play-off round.
United host the Belgian club at Old Trafford in the first leg on August 18/19, before travelling to the Jan Breydel Stadium a week later as Louis van Gaal looks to mastermind a return to the Champions League group stages following last season’s absence.
Friday’s draw in Nyon also saw Valencia paired with Monaco – beaten quarter-finalists last season – and Shakhtar Donetsk handed a tie with Rapid Vienna.
Serie A side Lazio were given a tough tie with Bayer Leverkusen, Sporting Lisbon go head to head with CSKA Moscow and Scottish champions Celtic will face their Swedish counterparts Malmo.
Other ties see Astana meet APOEL, Skenderbeu play Dinamo Zagreb, Basel face Maccabi Tel Aviv and BATE face-off with Partizan.
Draw in full:
Astana v APOEL
Skenderbeu v Dinamo Zagreb
Celtic v Malmo
Basel v Maccabi Tel Aviv
BATE v Partizan
Lazio v Bayer Leverkusen
Manchester United v Club Brugge
Sporting Lisbon v CSKA Moscow
Rapid Vienna v Shakhtar Donetsk
Valencia v Monaco