Aberdeen have learned who they could face in the Europa League playoff if they can get passed Rijeka – and Dons fans are delighted their side are in with a chance of reaching the group stage.

The draw took place earlier today at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and saw Derek McInnes side handed a potential trip to Belgium or Cyprus to face Gent or AEK Larnaca.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 11: Aberdeen Manager Derek McInnes of prior to the UEFA Europa League First qualifying round match between Aberdeen and RoPS at Pittodrie Stadium on July 11, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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The Dons travel to Croatia later this week to face Rijeka and avoided the likes of Feyenoord, Espanyol and Sparta Prague in the playoff draw.

After a convincing win over Georgian side Chikhura in the last round followed up by the 3-2 win over Hearts yesterday, the Dons will head for Croatia confident of getting a result.

6th April 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Aberdeen; Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

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Dons fans on Twitter they have managed to get the easiest possible draw for the playoff round – with one saying it “could’ve been a lot worse” for them.

The first leg will be on Thursday, August 22 with the second a week later on August 29.

Here are some of the best comments from Aberdeen fans on Twitter:



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