Mon. May 16th, 2022

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Leicester City will face Danish side Randers, competing for the first time in a European knockout phase, in the Europa Conference League play-offs.

The Foxes exited the Europa League with a 3-2 defeat to Napoli in midweek, before manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he didn’t know what UEFA’s third-tier continental club competition was.

Celtic, who also dropped down from the Europa League after finishing third behind Bayer Leverkusen and Real Betis, will face in Bodo/Glimt.

Their Norwegian opposition finished their Conference League group campaign without defeat after registering four points in their two games with group winners Roma.

Either Tottenham or Dutch side Vitesse will face Rapid Vienna in their play-off tie, with the outcome of Spurs’ final group game against Rennes, called off due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Premier League club, still to be decided by UEFA.

Europa Conference League play-off draw

Marseille v Qarabag

PSV v Maccabi Tel Aviv

Fenerbahce v Slavia Prague

Midtjylland v PAOK

Leicester City v Randers

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt

Sparta Prague v Partizan Belgrade

Rapid Vienna v Tottenham or Vitesse

The first legs are scheduled for 17 February, with the second legs a week later.

The final of the inaugural season of the competition is to be held in Tirana, Albania, on May 25.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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