Dream draw for St Pats if they progress

Dream draw for St Pats if they progress

St Patrick's will face either Celtic or KR Reykjavik in the Champions League third qualifying round if they come through their second-round tie against Legia Warsaw.

The Scottish title-winners on Tuesday secured a 1-0 first-leg victory over their Icelandic opponents away from home in what was new Hoops boss Ronny Deila’s first game in charge.

The second leg is next Tuesday, 24 hours before League of Ireland Premier Division champions St Patrick’s host Polish side Legia in the return leg of their tie, the opening encounter of which finished in a 1-1 draw.

Cliftonville of the Danske Bank Premiership have been drawn to face either Beluras’ BATE Borisov or Albanian outfit KS Skenderbeu if they get past Hungarians Debrecen, who they drew 0-0 with at home this week.

The first legs are set to be played on July 29 and 30 with the second legs on August 5 and 6.

The UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Draw:

League Route:

Standard Liege v Panathinaikos

Dnipro v FC Copenhagen

Grasshoppers v Lille

AEL v FC Zenit

Feyenoord v Besikas

These games will be played over the 29/30 July and 5/6 August

Champions Route: Group 1:

Legia Warsaw / Saint Patrick’s Athletic v KR Reykjavik / Cetic

Cliftonville / Debreceni v FC Bate / KS Skenderbeu

SK Slovan Bratislava / The New Saints FC v FC Sheriff / FK Sutjeska

Valetta / Qarabag FK v FC Salzburg

Aalborg v Dinamo Zagreb / VMFD Zaliris

Champions Route: Group 2:

Sparta Prague / Levadia Tallin v Malmo FF / FK Ventspils

Ludogorets / F91 Dudelange v FK Partizan / HB Toshavn

Zrinjski Mostar / NK Maribor v FC Santa Coloma / Maccabi Tel-Aviv

Dinamo Tbilisi / Aktobe v Stromgodset / Steaua Bucuresti

Rabotnicki Kometal / HJK Helsinki v APOEL

Fixture dates for the Champions Route will be confirmed at a later date.

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