Champions League play-off draw: AC Milan meet PSV, Arsenal take on Fenerbahce

The Italian giants will have to deal with the Eredivisie outfit, while the Premier League representatives meet the Istanbul side

AC Milan have been paired with PSV in the draw for the 2013-14 Champions League play-offs at Friday’s draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

Furthermore, English giants Arsenal will have to overcome Turkish side Fenerbahce if they are to reach the group stages of the competition.

Elsewhere, Olympique Lyonnais meet last year’s Primera Division surprise package Real Sociedad, while Schalke take on Ukrianian side Metalist Karkiv and Pacos Ferreira face on Zenit St Petersburg in the fifth and last tie of the league route.

Meanwhile, Celtic will have to deal with Kazakhstan titleholders Shakhter Karagandy in the stand-out tie of the champions route, while last year’s Europa League semi-finalists Basel were paired with Ludogorets of Bulgaria.

The first leg of the play-offs will be held on August 20-21, with the returns scheduled to take place one week later.

The 10 winners of the play-off round ties join 22 automatic entrants in the group stage draw in Monaco on 29 August.

* Please note that the participation of Fenerbahce and Metalist Kharkiv in the competition is subject to pending disciplinary and CAS proceedings.

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