THE draw for the qualifying rounds of the Europa League has taken place.
It includes a mouth-watering cross-border clash between Aberdeen and Burnley.
The Dons, who come into the competition in the second qualifying round thanks to their second place finish last season, will face the Premier League side on Thursday July 26 and Thursday August 2.
It is yet to be decided which will be the home leg and which will take place at Turf Moor.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) June 20, 2018
Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard’s first competitive match as Rangers boss will see his side face Macedonia’s FK Shkupi in the first qualifying round.
The first leg is at Ibrox on July 12, with the return leg pencilled in for a week later in Skopje.
However, fans are urged to wait for final confirmation of the dates as two other teams in the Macedonian capital have been drawn to play at home that evening also.
FK Shkupi finished fourth in Macedonia’s top flight last season.
Should Rangers progress to the next round, they’ll face the winner of CS Petrocub (Moldova) v NK Osijeck (Croatia).
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) June 20, 2018
Hibs have been drawn against NSí Runavík of the Faroe Islands, with the first leg at Easter Road on July 12 and the second on July 19.
Their opponents finished fourth last year in the Faroe Islands Premier League and currently sit third after 14 games of this campaign.
Asteras Tripolis of Greece would await Neil Lennon’s side in the next round.
Hibernian will play NSÍ Runavík of the Faroe Islands in the First Qualifying Round of the Europa League.
12/7/18 – Home
19/7/18 – Away
— Hibernian FC (@HibernianFC) June 20, 2018
Yesterday, Celtic were drawn against Alashkert of Armenia in their opening Champions League qualifier.
If they progress to the next round, they’ll face the winner of Norway’s Rosenborg v Iceland’s Valur.