PSV in Willem II know where they stand, if both clubs were allowed to play the next preliminary round of the Europa League survive. For the people of Eindhoven, a match against last year’s teasing spirit beckons: LASK Linz. Willem II awaits a top poster, should the Tilburg team win against Rangers.
UEFA completed the draw for the next preliminary rounds of the Europa League on Friday morning. PSV will play against the Slovenian NS Mura in the third heat. With a win, a confrontation with last season’s teasing spirit may await: LASK Linz. AC Milan was also one of PSV’s potential opponents, but trainer Roger Schmidt and his team are avoiding the Serie A club. Junajska Streda, Rosenborg, Kolos Kovalivka, Antalyaspor and Rijeka are among the other possible opponents of the Eindhoven club.
Willem II can wet his chest in the coming rounds. First, the Rangers of Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard awaits. If that hurdle is taken by Adrie Koster and his men, Galatasaray or Tottenham Hotspur may be waiting. The other possible opponents are Hajduk Split, Shkënija, Standard Liège, Vojvodina, APOEL Nicosia and Zrinjski.