During the draw, the teams will be prioritized and drawn in accordance with the principles of the Club Competition Committee so that the eight eliminated clubs will meet in the course of the UEFA Champions League. This ensures that at least four National Champions reach the group stage through play-off matches.
Ten pairs will be drawn in the play-off. Three of these duels will arise from the clubs in Pots (“Priorities”) 1 and 4, to which Sturm and Rapid belong. Overview of the pots:
Pot 1 (Priority 1)
The six teams that qualified directly for the play-offs, including the team Storm Graz Next to clubs such as Fenerbahce Istanbul, Royal Antwerp or Alkmaar Alkmaar, which you can not meet Graz.
Pot 2 (Priority 2)
The six teams that qualified for the play-offs via the Champions Track in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. In this amount may be fast I found, that they were going to advance against Sparta Prague and then go out against Monaco in the Champions League qualifiers.
Pot 3 (Priority 3)
The five teams that qualified for the play-offs via the Champions Track in the third preliminary round. A Sturm opponent can also come from this much. The five duels in the third qualifying round are:
Omonia Nicosia vs Flora Tallinn
NS Mora vs. Chalgiris Willenius
Kairat Almaty (Kazakhstan) – Alashkert Martoni (Armenia).
Red Imps (WAL) vs Lincoln Slovan Bratislava
We search Baku against Helsinki Helsinki
Pot 4 (Priority 4)
The three teams that qualified for the play-offs via the main track for the third qualifying round. This fate belongs to the winner of the duel between fast and Famagusta. The other two duels in this category are:
Jablonec vs Celtic Glasgow
Galatasaray vs St Johnston (SCO)
If Sturm Graz and Rapid actually meet in a Europa League playoff, there will still be a consolation prize: the loser will play in the smaller Europa League. It is still not possible for two teams from the same country to meet in the group stage.
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