Milan to face Macedonian opponents in Europa League Playoffs
Europa League playoffs: Milan get Shkendija
Milan have been drawn against Macedonian club Shkendija in the Europa League playoffs.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 4, 2017
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.
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.
In the 2010–11 season of the First Macedonian Football League the club won its first major championship.