The Benfica will start his way in the Champions League in the duel against him Spartak Moscow Russian, while the Shakhtar Ukraine will have as its initial adversary the Genk Belgian team, according to the draw for the third qualifying round held this Monday in Nyon, Switzerland.
The third stage prior to the group stage was configured with the inclusion of teams such as Monaco, Rangers, Slavia Prague and the four mentioned above. The Monegasque team, third in Ligue 1, will face the winner of the second qualifying round clash between Rapid Vienna and Sparta Prague while the Scottish champions will star in their return to the top continental competition with the winners of Malmoe and Helsinki.
The matches will be played on August 3 and 4, the first leg, and a week later the return.
Third qualifying round pairings
PSV Eindhoven (NED) / Galatasaray (TUR) – Celtic (ESC) / Mditylland (DIN)
Spartak Moscow (RUS) – Benfica (POR)
Genk (BEL) – Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Monaco (FRA) – Rapid Vienna (AUT) / Sparta Prague (CZE)
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) / Omonia Nicosia (CYP) – Legia Warsaw (POL) / Flora Tallinn (EST)
Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) / Cluj (RUM) – Slovan Bratislava (SVK) / Young Boys (SUI)
Olympiacos (GRE) / Nesftci PFK (AZE) – Mura (SVN) / Ludogorets (BUL)
Kairat Almaty (KAZ) / Red Star (SRB) – Alashkert (ARM) / Sheriff Tirspol (MDA)
Malmoe (SWE) / Helsinki (FIN) – Rangers (ESC)
Ferencvaros (HUN) / Zalgiris Vilna (LTU) – Slavia Prague (CZE).