FC Internazionale Milano, Liverpool FC and Olympique de Marseille were among the teams to discover their opponents when the UEFA Europa League third qualifying draw was made.
Former European champions FC Internazionale Milano, Liverpool FC and Olympique de Marseille were among the stellar names in Friday's UEFA Europa League third qualifying round draw in Nyon.
Five-time European Champion Clubs' Cup winners Liverpool face a trip to either FK Renova or FC Gomel, while Inter, who have won Europe's premier club competition on three occasions, could open their latest European campaign against HNK Hajduk Split should the Croatian side overcome Skonto FC of Latvia.
Marseille, who triumphed in the inaugural UEFA Champions League 19 years ago, play Eskişehirspor or Saint Johnstone FC. Meanwhile, APOEL FC, who made such a splash by reaching the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, are looking to repeat the trick in the UEFA Europa League. First, though, they must finish off FK Senica in order to take on KF Tirana or Aalesunds FK.
Athletic Club, runners-up in Bucharest in May, begin their title defence against either NK Slaven Koprivnica of Croatia or Northern Ireland's Portadown FC, depending on the outcome of their second qualifying round tie.
Matches will be played on 2 and 9 August with the winners progressing to the play-off draw on 10 August.
UEFA Europa League third qualifying round draw
Athletic Club v NK Slaven Koprivnica (CRO)/Portadown FC (NIR)
FC Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS)/Budapest Honvéd FC (HUN) v Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1936 (BUL)/Vitesse (NED)
İnter Bakı PİK (AZE)/Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE) v CS Marítimo
FC Rapid Bucureşti (ROU)/Myllykosken Pallo-47 (FIN) v sc Heerenveen (NED)
Ruch Chorzów (POL)/FK Metalurg Skopje (MKD) v FC Metalurgi Rustavi (GEO)/FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
AC Horsens (DEN) v FC Dacia Chisinau (MDA)/IF Elfsborg (SWE)
APOEL FC (CYP)/FK Senica (SVK) v KF Tirana (ALB)/Aalesunds FK (NOR)
FC Internazionale Milano v HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)/Skonto FC (LVA)
FK Vojvodina (SRB)/FK Sūduva (LTU) v SK Rapid Wien (AUT)
KRC Genk v FC Milsami Orhei (MDA)/FC Aktobe (KAZ)
NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)/Tromsø IL (NOR) v FC Metalurh Donetsk (UKR)/FK Čelik Nikšić (MNE)
FC Twente (NED)/FC Inter Turku (FIN) v FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE)/Thór Akureyri (ISL)
Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)/FC Shirak (ARM) v PAOK FC
AGF Århus (DEN)/FC Dila Gori (GEO) v FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)/Anorthosis Famagusta FC (CYP)
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)/Videoton FC (HUN) v FC Differdange 03 (LUX)/KAA Gent (BEL)
AIK Solna (SWE)/FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) v Xäzär Länkäran FK (AZE)/KKS Lech Poznań (POL)
Eskişehirspor (TUR)/Saint Johnstone FC (SCO) v Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
FC Naftan Novopolotsk (BLR)/FK Crvena zvezda (SRB) v AC Omonia (CYP)
PFC Levski Sofia (BUL)/FK Sarajevo (BIH) v JJK Jyväskylä (FIN)/FK Zeta (MNE)
VMFD Žalgiris (LTU)/VfB Admira Wacker Mödling (AUT) v AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
NK Osijek (CRO)/Kalmar FF (SWE) v BSC Young Boys (SUI)/FC Zimbru Chişinău (MDA)
Dundee United FC (SCO) v FC Dinamo Moskva (RUS)
FC Arsenal Kyiv (UKR) v ND Mura 05 (SVN)/PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL)
Bursaspor (TUR) v Maccabi Netanya FC (ISR)/KuPS Kuopio (FIN)
FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU) v FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)/Sligo Rovers FC (IRL)
FK Renova (MKD)/FC Gomel (BLR) v Liverpool FC (ENG)
FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)/SV Ried (AUT) v SK Liepājas Metalurgs (LVA)/Legia Warszawa (POL)
NK Široki Brijeg (BIH)/Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL) v Hannover 96 (GER
Servette FC (SUI)/FC Gandzasar Kapan (ARM) v Rosenborg BK (NOR)/FC Ordabasy Shymkent (KAZ)