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Friday, August 6, 2010


Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Trabzonspor and Besiktas -- were picked against strong opposition in the UEFA Europa League playoffs after the draw was made at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Galatasaray were drawn with Ukraine's Karpaty Lviv in UEFA Europa League play-off round, while another Turkish team Trabzonspor must overcome England's Liverpool to advance to group stage.

Four Turkish teams are competing in Europa League play-offs.

Following the UEFA Europe League play-off round draw made in Switzerland, Besiktas were paired with Finland's HJK Helsinki.

Fenerbahce, who were eliminated by Swiss Young Boys in UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, will face Greece's PAOK in Europe League play-offs.

First legs will be played on August 19 and return matches will be played on August 26.

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