St Johnstone will face either PSV Eindhoven or Galatasaray in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

The Dutch and Turkish giants provide formidable but exciting matches for the Perth club next month. Their campaign begins away from home on August 5th before the second leg of this tie takes place a week later on August 12th.

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Tough tests. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

PSV finished second in the Eredivisie last season and reached the last 32 of this competition. Galatasaray meanwhile faced cinch Premiership champions Rangers last year at the play-off stage, but were eliminated, finishing runners-up in the Turkish Super Lig.

Saints will feature in Europe this season after a historic League Cup and Scottish Cup win in the 2020/21 season. Callum Davidson’s side are braced for interest in their key players but the St Johnstone manager will hope to retain them for Europa League qualifying.

 

Victory in this tie would see St Johnstone into the Europa League play-off for a place in the group stage. Beating PSV or Galatasaray would secure UEFA Europa Conference League group stage football for the domestic cup holders.

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