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Crvena Zvezda set Croatian test

Published: Friday 29 July 2005, 22.56CET
FK Crvena Zvezda will play NK Inter Zaprešic of Croatia following the UEFA Cup second qualifying round draw.
by Greg Demetriou
from Nyon
Published: Friday 29 July 2005, 22.56CET

Crvena Zvezda set Croatian test

FK Crvena Zvezda will play NK Inter Zaprešic of Croatia following the UEFA Cup second qualifying round draw.

FK Crvena Zvezda, the 1991 European champions, have been drawn against NK Inter Zaprešic of Croatia following today's UEFA Cup second qualifying round draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

Next step
The tie was the pick of the 31 matches produced following the conclusion of the first qualifying round last night. Inter coach Srecko Bogdan said: "They will be a difficult opponent. Crvena Zvezda are a big club with great history and tradition. Nevertheless, our goal is to reach the next round and they are not unbeatable."

Zigic confident
Crvena Zvezda forward Nikola Zigic was in equally confident mood. He said: "It's nice to be playing against a Croatian club. We will be very motivated. We are better than Inter and we will win. I'm really optimistic."

Vaduz reward
Another eye-catching contest will be the meeting of Liechtenstein's FC Vaduz with Turkish side Besiktas JK while Germany's 1. FSV Mainz 05 will take on Keflavík of Iceland. The games will be played over two legs on 11 and 25 August.

Holders waiting
The 31 second qualifying round survivors will advance to September's first round proper, where 49 other teams will lie in wait, including holders PFC CSKA Moskva and the 16 clubs eliminated in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.

UEFA Cup second qualifying round
First-leg matches: 11 August
Second-leg matches: 25 August
* Match reversed
NK Inter Zaprešic (CRO) v FK Crvena Zvezda (SCG)
FK Baskimi (MKD) v Maccabi Petach-Tikva FC (ISR)
FC Dinamo Bucuresti (ROU) v AC Omonia (CYP)
PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (BUL) v OFK Beograd (SCG)
APOEL FC (CYP) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
PFC Litex Lovech (BUL) v HNK Rijeka (CRO)
FC Vaduz (LIE) v Besiktas JK (TUR)
FK Vardar (MKD) v AFC Rapid Bucuresti (ROU)
NK Publikim (SLO) v PFC Levski Sofia (BUL)
FK Zeta (SCG) v NK Široki Brijeg (BIH)
NK Domžale (SLO) v FC Ashdod (ISR)
FC Krylya Sovetov Samara (RUS) v FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
Matáv Football Club Sopron (HUN) v FC Metalurh Donetsk (UKR)
Wisla Plock (POL) v Grasshopper-Club (SUI)
FC Nistru Otaci (MOL) v Grazer AK (AUT)
FK Austria Wien (AUT) v MŠK Žilina (SVK)*
SV Pasching (AUT) v FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
FC MTZ-RIPO Minsk (BLR) v FK Teplice (CZE)
Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski (POL) v FK Dukla Banská Bystrica (SVK)
FC Banants (ARM) v FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
Legia Warszawa (POL) v FC Zürich (SUI)
Halmstads BK (SWE) v Linfield FC (NIR)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) v B36 Tórshavn (FAR)
SK Brann (NOR) v AC Allianssi (FIN)
FHK Liepajas Metalurgs (LAT) v KRC Genk (BEL)
Rhyl FC (WAL) v Viking FK (NOR)*
Myllykosken Pallo-47 (FIN) v Dundee United FC (SCO)
FC København (DEN) v Carmarthen Town AFC (WAL)*
1. FSV Mainz 05 (GER) v Keflavík (ISL)
Djurgårdens IF (SWE) v Cork City FC (IRL)
Esbjerg fB (DEN) v Tromsø IL (NOR)

Last updated: 31/01/12 5.21CET

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