Aberdeen and Motherwell have been handed their potential UEFA Europa League play-off opponents.
Both sides made their way to the penultimate round before the group stage draw after victory in the second round of qualifying. Whilst the Dons secured a comfortable win, the Well earned a nervy victory.
Derek McInnes’ men won 2-0 in Norway over Viking courtesy of Ryan Hedges and Ross McCrorie goals. Motherwell meanwhile had Trevor Carson to thank for progression against Coleraine, being pegged back from 2-0 up to 2-2, eventually winning 3-0 on penalty kicks.
The Pittodrie side will face a COVID-19 ravaged Sporting Lisbon next week in the third round of qualifying whilst Motherwell also head abroad to face Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel next Thursday.
Should they manage to get past these tough tests, they now know who must be beaten in order to secure an amazing group stage spot.
Motherwell were first out of the hat and they were drawn against Viktoria Plzen or SønderjyskE at home if Be’er Sheva are beaten. Aberdeen meanwhile have a Pittodrie meeting with Lask or Dunajsak Streda in the play-off round if Sporting are defeated. Ties will be played on October 1st.