PSV and Willem II know where they stand if both clubs survive the next preliminary round of the Europa League. For the people of Eindhoven, a match against last year’s annoying spirit attracts: LASK Linz. Willem II is waiting for a top poster if the Tilburg team wins against Rangers.
UEFA completed the draw for the next preliminary round of the Europa League on Friday morning. PSV will play against Slovenian NS Mura in the third heat. With a victory, a confrontation with last season’s tantalizing spirit can wait: LASK Linz. AC Milan were also one of PSV’s potential opponents, but coach Roger Schmidt and his team avoid the Serie A club. Junajska Streda, Rosenborg, Kolos Kovalivka, Antalyaspor and Rijeka are among the other possible opponents of the Eindhoven club.
Willem II can wet his chest in the coming rounds. First up is Rangers of Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard. If Adrie Koster and his men could overcome this obstacle, Galatasaray or Tottenham Hotspur might be waiting. The other possible opponents are Hajduk Split, Shkënija, Standard Liège, Vojvodina, APOEL Nicosia and Zrinjski.