UEFA Europa League

Europa League 2nd Round Draw Teams Confirmed

Ahead of the second qualifying Europa League draw tomorrow (Wednesday 19 June 2019), UEFA have announced the potential teams Aberdeen could face.

Aberdeen are in Group 4 of the main/league path and our potential opponents could be (teams in bold are seeded):

Malmö FF (SWE) or Ballymena United FC (NIR) or NSÍ RunavÌk (FRO)

Royal Antwerp FC (BEL)

Molde FK (NOR) or KR Reykjavík (ISL)

FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)

Aberdeen FC (SCO) or RoPS Rovaniemi (FIN)

NK Domžale (SVN) or Balzan FC (MLT)

CS Fola Esch (LUX) or FC Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO)

FC Viitorul (ROU)

FK Čukarički (SRB) or FC Banants (ARM)

FK Buducnost Podgorića (MNE) or JK Narva Trans (EST)

Draw procedure

Groups 1–5

All clubs in the five groups have been ordered randomly and identified by a number: 1 to 5 for the seeded teams and 6 to 10 for the unseeded.

Two bowls will be prepared, one containing balls with slips of paper numbered 1–5 for the seeded teams and the other containing balls with slips of paper numbered 6–10 for the unseeded.

A ball will be taken from each bowl and placed in an empty bowl in the middle, where they will be shuffled. One of the two balls is drawn at random, then opened to display the number it contains. The second ball is drawn to complete the pairing. The result of this draw will apply to all five groups.

For example, if the first ball drawn contains the number 2 and the second the number 8, the clubs that have been assigned numbers 2 and 8 in each of the five groups will play each other. In addition, the first ball drawn, here containing the number 2, designates the home team for the first leg and likewise for all five groups.

The same procedure is carried out with the remaining balls to complete all the pairings.

The draw tomorrow (Wednesday 19 June 2019) will take place at 1pm.