Milan to face Macedonian opponents in Europa League Playoffs

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Europa League playoffs: Milan get Shkendija

Milan have been drawn against Macedonian club Shkendija in the Europa League playoffs.

Milan reached the playoff stage courtesy of a 3-0 aggregate victory over CSU Craiova in the third qualifying round.

Shkendija, meanwhile, defeated Lithuanian team Trakai 4-2 over two legs and finished as runners-up in the Macedonian top flight last season.

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The first legs will be played on August 17, with the return fixtures scheduled for exactly a week later.

Meanwhile, the Rossoneri may have the advantage in this fixture as Italian teams have always progressed in European competitions clashes against teams from Macedonia(4/4). FK Shkendija is a football club based in Tetovo, The Republic of Macedonia. Their home stadium is Ecolog Arena and they currently play in the Macedonian First League.

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In the 2010–11 season of the First Macedonian Football League the club won its first major championship.