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Neighbours go head to head

Published: Tuesday 8 October 2002, 18.13CET
Celtic FC face Blackburn Rovers FC and Fenerbahçe SK meet Panathinaikos FC in the UEFA Cup.
Published: Tuesday 8 October 2002, 18.13CET

Neighbours go head to head

Celtic FC face Blackburn Rovers FC and Fenerbahçe SK meet Panathinaikos FC in the UEFA Cup.

Scottish champions Celtic FC will face England's Blackburn Rovers FC in an all-British match in the second round of the UEFA Cup. For Blackburn coach Graeme Souness the tie will take him back to Glasgow where he was once in charge of Celtic's great rivals, Rangers FC.

Fenerbahçe face Greeks
Another tie that catches the eye sees other neighbours meet with Turkey's Fenerbahçe SK drawn to face the Greek side Panathinaikos FC, European Champion Clubs' Cup runners-up in 1971.

Crvena eye double
FK Crvena Zvezda, conquerors of AC Chievo Verona, will be seeking a second Italian scalp against S.S. Lazio, while Hapoel Tel-Aviv, who beat Chelsea FC in last season's competition, will return to England to take on Leeds United AFC. Austrian Bundesliga leaders FK Austria Wien will face FC Porto, top of Portugal's I. Divisão.

Former winners
The first legs are due to be played on 31 October with the return fixtures a fortnight later on 14 November. Four of the teams involved are former winners of the competition, RSC Anderlecht, Parma AC, FC Schalke 04 and Ipswich Town FC.

Seville hosting

The UEFA Cup final is to be played on 21 May next year in the Spanish city of Seville. The holders of the competition are Feyenoord, who beat BV Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in Rotterdam last May.

2002/03 UEFA Cup second round
First leg matches: 31 October 2002
Second leg matches: 14 November 2002
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) v Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
Málaga CF (ESP) v KS Amica Wronki (POL)
S.S. Lazio (ITA) v FK Crvena Zvezda (YUG)
Ipswich Town FC (ENG) v FC Slovan Liberec (CZE)
Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) v VfB Stuttgart (GER)
Boavista FC (POR) v Anorthosis Famagusta FC (CYP)
NK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v Fulham FC (ENG)
Parma AC (ITA) v Wisla Kraków (POL)
RSC Anderlecht (BEL) v FC Midtjylland (DEN)
FK Partizan (YUG) v SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
APOEL Nicosia FC (CYP) v Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
Deportivo Alavés (ESP) v Besiktas JK (TUR)
Legia Warszawa (POL) v FC Schalke 04 (GER)
SK Sturm Graz (AUT) v PFC Levski Sofia (BUL)
FC PAOK Thessaloniki (GRE) v Grasshopper-Club (SUI)
Djurgårdens IF FF (SWE) v FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)
FK Viktoria Zizkov (CZE) v Real Betis Balompié (ESP)
Leeds United AFC (ENG) v Hapoel Tel-Aviv (ISR)
FK Austria Wien (AUT) v FC Porto (POR)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) v Denizlispor (TUR)
FC National Bucuresti (ROM) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
Celtic FC (SCO) v Blackburn Rovers FC (ENG)
SBV Vitesse (HOL) v SV Werder Bremen (GER)
RC Celta de Vigo (ESP) Viking FK (NOR)

Last updated: 02/02/12 4.30CET

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