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AC Milan draw KF Shkëndija in UEFA Europa League Playoff

Milan are two games away from the Group Stages

RSC Anderlecht v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: First Leg Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

After a live draw on, AC Milan found out that they will be playing KF Shkëndija of Macedonia in the Playoff of the UEFA Europa League.

The first leg will take place in Macedonia on the 17th of August, while the return leg will take place at the San Siro on the 24th of August.

AC Milan must remain professional over both legs and get the job done.

As for the path to the group stage? Here’s a bit of context:

‘Because of Milan’s finish in Serie A, they will enter the 3rd round of this year’s Europa League Qualifiers. They must beat their opposition over two legs, before beating another team in a playoff to enter the group stages of the Europa League. A bit of a more challenging path awaits Milan.’

With Milan being seeded, they have escaped a number of tricky ties - including a potential knockout game with Maritamo. However, there are no ‘easy draws’ and big teams have found that out. The draw is favourable, but Milan have work to do. We’ll see you on the 17th for Milan’s first leg away in Macedonia!