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Gers and Wolves are on collision course ahead of European draws


By Robert Jones

Wolves and Rangers have a one-in-five chance of facing each other in the next round of the Europa League if both teams progress.

The pair have been placed in the same section of the draw for the third qualifying round.

Wolves play Crusaders and Rangers take on Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg in the second qualifying round, the first legs of which take place in the coming week.

Wolves' other potential opponents should they see off the Crues include Mariupol of Ukraine and AEK Larnaca of Cyprus. Rangers could face the likes of Legia Warsaw, Gent, Midtjylland and AZ Alkmaar.

Aberdeen's possible seeded opponents if they get past Chikhura Sachkhere of Georgia include PSV Eindhoven, Eintracht Frankfurt and the winners of the Partizan Belgrade and Connah's Quay Nomads tie. The Dons could also face a rematch with Rijeka, who they knocked out four years ago.

The Champions League third qualifying round will also be drawn today with Celtic potentially facing the likes of PAOK, Qarabag or Dundalk and Red Star Belgrade, Maribor and Maccabi Tel Aviv if they get past Estonians Nomme Kalju.

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