Zimbru face Betis test

The UEFA Cup draw has rewarded FC Zimbru Chisinau with a tie against Real Betis Balompié.

The draw for the first round of the 2002/03 UEFA Cup has been made in Monaco.

PSG first out of the hat
Paris Saint Germain FC were the first of the 96 teams out of the hat, drawing Újpesti TE of Hungary. Other ties to catch the eye included Sporting Clube de Portugal against FK Partizan of Yugoslavia, while FC Zimbru Chisinau's reward for their surprise qualifying victory against IFK Göteborg was a meeting with Real Betis Balompié of Spain.

Former winners face CSKA
Former UEFA Cup winners Parma AC of Italy will begin their campaign against PFC CSKA Moskva. Other sides to have lifted the UEFA Cup, England's Ipswich Town FC and Belgium's RSC Anderlecht drew FK Sartid of Yugoslavia and Stabæk IF of Norway respectively. Meanwhile Portuguese club Boavista FC will face Maccabi Tel-Aviv and Italian giants S.S. Lazio have been paired with Xanthi FC.

Hapoel face Austrians
Hapoel Tel-Aviv, who reached the quarter-finals of the competition last season, face a showdown with FC Kärnten of Austria. Former European champions FK Crvena Zvezda from Yugoslavia will face last season's surprise package from Serie A, AC Chievo Verona, while Spanish side Deportivo Alavés, who lost the 2001 UEFA Cup final 5-4 against Liverpool FC, will begin their campaign against Turkish outfit MKE Ankaragücü.

2002/03 UEFA Cup first round
First leg matches: 19 September 2002
Second leg matches: 3 October 2002
Fixture
Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA) vÚjpesti TE (HUN)
Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) vFK Partizan (YUG)
Legia Warszawa (POL) vFC Utrecht (HOL)
Real Betis Balompié (ESP) vFC Zimbru Chisinau (MOL)
FK Sarajevo (BHZ) vBesiktas JK (TUR)
PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS) vParma AC (ITA)
PFC Levski Sofia (BUL) vBrøndby IF (DEN)
RSC Anderlecht (BEL) vStabæk IF (NOR)
FC National Bucuresti (ROM) vSC Heerenveen (HOL)
S.S. Lazio (ITA) vXanthi FC (GRE)
Aberdeen FC (SCO) vHertha BSC Berlin (GER)
Ipswich Town FC (ENG) vFK Sartid (YUG)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) vBoavista FC (POR)
AIK Solna (SWE) vFenerbahçe SK (TUR)
AS Sparta Praha (CZE) vNK Široki Brijeg (BHZ)
FK Austria Wien (AUT) vFC Shakhtar Donetesk (UKR)
Denizlispor (TUR) vFC Lorient (FRA)
Chelsea FC (ENG) vViking FK (NOR)
Hapoel Tel-Aviv (ISR) vFC Kärnten (AUT)
VfB Stuttgart (GER) vFK Ventspils (LAT)
NK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) vZalaegerzegi TE (HUN)
FC København (DEN) vDjurgårdens IF (SWE)
FK Viktoria Zizkov (CZE) vRangers FC (SCO)
SBV Vitesse (HOL) vFC Rapid Bucuresti (ROM)
Leeds United AFC (ENG) vFC Metalurh Zaporizhzhya (UKR)
Servette FC (SUI) vKS Amica Wronki (POL)
SK Sturm Graz (AUT) vLivingston FC (SCO)
Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) vKocaelispor (TUR)
NK Zeljeznicar (BHZ) vMálaga CF (ESP)
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) vŠKM Púchov (SVK)
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE) vFC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
Leixões SC (POR) vFC PAOK Thessaloniki (GRE)
PFC Litex Lovech (BUL) vPanathinaikos FC (GRE)
FK Crvena Zvezda (YUG) vAC Chievo Verona (ITA)
HNK Hadjuk Split (CRO) vFulham FC (ENG)
NK Primorje (SLO) vTS Wisla Kraków (POL)
Grazer AK (AUT) vAPOEL Nicosia FC (CYP)
RC Celta da Vigo (ESP) vOdense BK (DEN)
FC Metalurh Donetsk (UKR) vSV Werder Bremen (GER)
Celtic FC (SCO) vFK Suduva (LIT)
FC Porto (POR) vKP Polonia Warszawa (POL)
FC Gomel (BLS) vFC Schalke 04 (GER)
Grasshopper-Club (SUI) vFC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
MKE Ankaragücü (TUR) vDeportivo Alavés (ESP)
Anorthosis Famagusta FC (CYP) vIraklis FC (GRE)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) vNK Varteks (CRO)
PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL) vBlackburn Rovers FC (ENG)
SK Slavia Praha (CZE) vR. Excelsior Mouscron (BEL)