Europa League play-off draw: AC Milan take on Shkendija, Ajax meet Rosenborg

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The Italian giants have been handed a trip to Macedonia, while the beaten finalists from last season have been pitted against Rosenborg

AC Milan landed a favourable Europa League play-off draw in Nyon on Friday as they were pitted against Macedonian side Shkendija.

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Vincenzo Montella's side edged out city rivals Inter to finish sixth last season and secure a spot in Europe after a three-year absence.

Opponents Shkendija, who lost to Gent in the play-off round last time out, finished second in the First League.

Ajax, who lost the 2016-17 final to Manchester United and have since appointed Marcel Keizer as head coach after Peter Bosz left for Borussia Dortmund, were drawn to face Norwegian champions Rosenborg.

A 2-0 defeat in Stockholm denied the Eredivisie club a first European title since 1995.

Premier League side Everton, managed by former Ajax star Ronald Koeman, were pulled out alongside Hajduk Split, while Marseille will tackle Slovenia's Domzale. 

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Roberto Mancini's Zenit face Utrecht, with the final to be played in Lyon.

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The ties will take place on August 17 and 24.

Here is the draw in full:

Shkendija v AC Milan
Vardar v Fenerbahce
Ajax v Rosenborg
Osijek v Austria Vienna
Red Star Belgrade v Krasnodar
Altach v Maccabi Tel-Aviv
BATE v Olexandriya
Club Brugge v AEK
Maritimo v Dynamo Kiev
Dinamo Zagreb v Skenderbeu
Ludogorets v Suduva
Panathinaikos v Athletic Bilbao
Apollon v Midtjylland
Domzale v Marseille
Partizan v Videoton
FH v Sporting Braga
Everton v Hajduk Split
Utrecht v Zenit
Legia Warsaw v Sheriff
Viitorul v RB Salzburg
Viktoria Plzen v AEK Larnaca
PAOK v Ostersund

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