Europa League 2013-14 Draw: Full Playoff Round Fixtures Released

Ben Snowball@@BenSnowballContributor IAugust 9, 2013

NYON, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 09:  Gianni Infantino, UEFA General Secretary, shows the number 6 during the UEFA Europa League 2013/14 Season Play-Off draw at the UEFA headquarters on August 9, 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland.  (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The draw for the 2013-14 Europa League play-off round has been made, meaning the two Premier League clubs included will now begin to plan for their European adventure.

Tottenham face a tricky trip to Georgia in the first leg of their Europa League playoff against Dinamo Tbilisi, while Swansea have been drawn to face Romania’s Petrolul Ploiesti.

Championship club Wigan represent the Premier League's third and final entrant into the competition, but they go straight into the group stage on account of their FA Cup victory from last season.

The fixtures will be contested over two legs on August 22 and 29, with the tournament's chief contenders setting their sights on next year's final in Turin, Italy.

Let’s take a looks at how each of the 62 sides fared in the draw.

 

Home side (first leg)Away side (first leg)
Kuban KrasnodarFeyenoord
Zulte WaregemApoel Nicosia
Rapid ViennaDila Gori
Pandurii Targu-JiuBraga
TromsoBesiktas
Apollon LimassolNice
AktobeDynamo Kiev
SwanseaPetrolul Ploiesti
AtromitosAZ
FH HafnarfjordurGenk
IF ElfsborgFC Nordsjaelland
Slask WroclawSevilla
SV Red Bull SalzburgVMFD Zalgiris
FK KarabakhEintracht Frankfurt
MinskStandard Liege
JablonecReal Betis
RijekaVfB Stuttgart
ChornomoretsSkenderbeu
Maccabi Tel-AvivPAOK Salonika
St. GallenSpartak Moscow
MoldeRubin Kazan
VojvodinaFC Sheriff
TrabzonsporFK Kukesi
EsbjergSaint Etienne
Grasshopper ZurichFiorentina
Maccabi HaifaFC Astra Giurgiu
UdineseSlovan Liberec
Dinamo TbilisiTottenham Hotspur
Estoril PraiaFC Pasching
Nomme KaljuDnipro
Partizan BelgradeFC Thun 

 

Tottenham must slog it out in the Europa League again after failing to pip North London rivals Arsenal to fourth spot in the Premier League.

Spurs shouldn’t face too many problems from Dinamo Tbilisi, although the Georgians have tasted European success, albeit back in the 1981 Cup Winners' Cup. Tottenham themselves are chasing a first Continental crown since the 1984 UEFA Cup.

Swansea’s reward for thrashing Bradford City 5-0 in the League Cup final is a two-legged tie against Petrolul Ploiesti. The little-known Romanians finished third in their domestic league and beat Dutch side Vitesse to make the playoffs.

Perhaps the pick of the ties though is Grasshopper Zurich vs. Fiorentina. The Swiss Cup champions pushed Lyon close in Champions League qualifying and the Italians, who lost talisman Stevan Jovetic to Manchester City earlier in the summer, will have no doubt coveted an easier draw.

Eredivisie’s third-placed side Feyenoord will face Russian side Kuban Krasnodar, who broke Scottish hearts by knocking out Motherwell 3-0 on aggregate, while La Liga’s Sevilla travel to Poland to play Slask Wroclaw in the first leg.