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UEFA Europa League third qualifying round draw

The 2021/22 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round draw took place at 13:00 CET on Monday 19 July.

St Johnstone have secured a date with either Galatasaray or PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round after the draw was made at the House of European Football in Nyon.

The first draw under the new format of the competition set the loser of the tie between Galatasaray and PSV on course for an encounter with the Scottish Cup holders. The Perth-based team are one of only three confirmed names in the round, along with Czech side Jablonec (who will meet either Celtic or Midtjylland) and Anorthosis Famagusta (who will be up against Rapid Wien or Sparta Praha).

Champions path

Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) / Omonoia (CYP) vs Legia Warszawa (POL) / Flora Tallinn (EST)
Mura (SVN) / Ludogorets (BUL) vs Ferencváros (HUN) / Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
Kairat Almaty (KAZ) / Crvena zvezda (SRB) vs Alashkert (ARM) / Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)
Lincoln Red Imps (GIB) / CFR Cluj (ROU) vs Slovan Bratislava (SVK) / Young Boys (SUI)
Olympiacos (GRE) / Neftçi (AZE) vs Malmö (SWE) / HJK Helsinki (FIN)

Main path

Jablonec (CZE) vs Celtic (SCO) / Midtjylland (DEN)
Rapid Wien (AUT) / Sparta Praha (CZE) vs Anorthosis Famagusta (CYP)
PSV Eindhoven (NED) / Galatasaray (TUR) vs St Johnstone (SCO)

When are the games?

Ties take place on 5 and 12 August. Winners will progress to the UEFA Europa League play-off round. The defeated teams will transfer to the appropriate path of the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round.

Which teams were involved in the draw?

The round features 16 teams, some of which will be confirmed after the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round ends on 27/28 July.

Champions path

The ten teams eliminated from the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round champions path joined the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round champions path.

Main path

The three sides eliminated from the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round league path joined three teams entering in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round main path.

How the draw worked

• No teams were seeded for the third qualifying round of the champions path. An open draw was held to determine pairings, with the first team drawn playing the first leg at home.

• The clubs that qualified directly for the third qualifying round of the main path were seeded above the clubs eliminated from the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League league path.

• For the main path draw, the balls containing the names of the seeded teams were placed in one bowl and the balls containing the unseeded sides were put into another bowl. One ball was taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. The first team drawn plays the first leg at home.

• Clubs from the same association could not be drawn against each other. As decided by the UEFA Executive Committee, teams from Azerbaijan and Armenia could not be drawn against each other.

Special COVID rules

Please be aware of the special rules applicable to the qualifying phase and play-offs of the competition due to COVID-19, which can be found here.

With regard to travelling fans being admitted to matches, more information can be found here.