THE draw for the next round of the Europa League has been made with Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs looking forward to their potential opponents.
Hibs have a huge incentive to turn around their 1-0 defeat to Brondby, with a potential clash with German side Hertha Berlin waiting in the next round.
Conceding within the first minute at Easter Road leaves the Scottish Cup winners with a mountain to climb and they’ll be without manager Neil Lennon for the second leg, who has been handed a one-match touchline suspension by UEFA.
Lennon was sent to the stand in what was his first competitive match in charge.
Hertha are likely to host any potential tie at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, rather than the iconic Olympic Stadium, according to Tagesspiegel Sport.
Hearts held Maltese side Birkirkara to a goalless draw in the sweltering Mediterranean heat and will be hoping to progress at Tynecastle.
The reward will be a trip to Russia to face Krasnodar, who beat Borussia Dortmund in last season’s group stages.
Aberdeen had the best result of the Scottish clubs last night, seeing off Latvian side Ventspils 3-0 at Pittodrie.
Goals from Jayden Stockley, Adam Rooney and Wes Burns give Derek McInnes’ side a healthy lead going into the second leg.
Should they get through, as is expected, they’ll play Maribor of Slovenia or Levski Sofia of Bulgaria.
In the Champions League, Celtic will face Kazakhstan’s Astana or Žalgiris Vilnius if they see off Lincoln Red Imps.
EUROPA LEAGUE TIE DATES : July 28 & August 4
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