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) v Újpesti TE (HUN)
Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) v FK Partizan (YUG)
Legia Warszawa (POL) v FC Utrecht (HOL)
Real Betis Balompié (ESP) v FC Zimbru Chisinau (MOL)
FK Sarajevo (BHZ) v Besiktas JK (TUR)
PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS) v Parma AC (ITA)
PFC Levski Sofia (BUL) v Brøndby IF (DEN)
RSC Anderlecht (BEL) v Stabæk IF (NOR)
FC National Bucuresti (ROM) v SC Heerenveen (HOL)
S.S. Lazio (ITA) v Xanthi FC (GRE)
Aberdeen FC (SCO) v Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)
Ipswich Town FC (ENG) v FK Sartid (YUG)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) v Boavista FC (POR)
AIK Solna (SWE) v Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
AS Sparta Praha (CZE) v NK Široki Brijeg (BHZ)
FK Austria Wien (AUT) v FC Shakhtar Donetesk (UKR)
Denizlispor (TUR) v FC Lorient (FRA)
Chelsea FC (ENG) v Viking FK (NOR)
Hapoel Tel-Aviv (ISR) v FC Kärnten (AUT)
VfB Stuttgart (GER) v FK Ventspils (LAT)
NK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v Zalaegerzegi TE (HUN)
FC København (DEN) v Djurgårdens IF (SWE)
FK Viktoria Zizkov (CZE) v Rangers FC (SCO)
SBV Vitesse (HOL) v FC Rapid Bucuresti (ROM)
Leeds United AFC (ENG) v FC Metalurh Zaporizhzhya (UKR)
Servette FC (SUI) v KS Amica Wronki (POL)
SK Sturm Graz (AUT) v Livingston FC (SCO)
Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) v Kocaelispor (TUR)
NK Zeljeznicar (BHZ) v Málaga CF (ESP)
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) v ŠKM Púchov (SVK)
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE) v FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
Leixões SC (POR) v FC PAOK Thessaloniki (GRE)
PFC Litex Lovech (BUL) v Panathinaikos FC (GRE)
FK Crvena Zvezda (YUG) v AC Chievo Verona (ITA)
HNK Hadjuk Split (CRO) v Fulham FC (ENG)
NK Primorje (SLO) v TS Wisla Kraków (POL)
Grazer AK (AUT) v APOEL Nicosia FC (CYP)
RC Celta da Vigo (ESP) v Odense BK (DEN)
FC Metalurh Donetsk (UKR) v SV Werder Bremen (GER)
Celtic FC (SCO) v FK Suduva (LIT)
FC Porto (POR) v KP Polonia Warszawa (POL)
FC Gomel (BLS) v FC Schalke 04 (GER)
Grasshopper-Club (SUI) v FC Zenit St. Petersburg (RUS)
MKE Ankaragücü (TUR) v Deportivo Alavés (ESP)
Anorthosis Famagusta FC (CYP) v Iraklis FC (GRE)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) v NK Varteks (CRO)
PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL) v Blackburn Rovers FC (ENG)
SK Slavia Praha (CZE) v R. Excelsior Mouscron (BEL)

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