Turkish side Fenerbahce landed Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk as Robin van Persie and Nani face a tough test if they are to set up a possible reunion with Manchester United in the Champions League playoffs.
Man United's poss UCL PO: Sporting, CSKA/Sparta Prague, Lazio, Brugge/Panathinaikos, Monaco/Young Boys, Fenerbahce, Rapid Vienna #mufc- Dale Johnson (@dalejohnsonESPN) July 17, 2015
Meanwhile, Celtic face a trip to Azerbaijan or Montenegro in the next round of Champions League qualifying....
PRAGUE -- Czech Republic defender Pavel Kaderabek has moved from Sparta Prague to Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.
Kaderabek, 23, has signed a contract with Hoffenheim which runs until the end of the 2018-19 season, and moves for an undisclosed fee.
The right-back has won eight caps for the Czech Republic, scoring once.
Manchester United could face a tricky Champions League playoff against the likes of CSKA Moscow, Lazio, Monaco or Sporting Lisbon in August.
The 15 teams which take part in the non-champions half of the qualifying draw are now known after Lazio held off the challenge of Rafael Benitez led Napoli to hold on to third place in Serie A.
Manchester United, ranked 10th by UEFA, will be the top seeded club in the final qualifying round -- joined by Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen, Shakhtar Donetsk and Ajax....
Young Boys struck twice in the second-half of a tense contest to secure the win they needed, 2-0, to leapfrog Sparta Prague and qualify for the Europa League knock-out stages.
The two sides went into the contest knowing the victor would join Napoli in progressing through Group I - although a draw would have been good enough for the visitors.
But it was Guillaume Hoarau who made the difference as he won a late spot-kick having been fouled by Pavel Kaderabek - with the France international dusting himself...