Official: AC Milan drawn against Shamrock Rovers in Europa League qualifiers

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will meet League of Ireland side Shamrock Rovers in the second round of the Europa League qualification stage, it has been confirmed.

Stefano Pioli’s team entered the draw as a seeded team and UEFA already made an initial draw to narrow it down to three potential opponents they could face, those being Norwegian side of Bodø/Glimt, Maltese outfit Hibernians or Shamrock Rovers from Dublin.

The match – which will just be a one-legged affair – will be played on 17 September. If necessary the clubs will resort to extra time and penalties. This season, all UEFA Europa League qualifying matches will be played behind closed doors.

A whopping 92 teams participate in the second qualifying round, and the winners will go to the third qualifying round which will be drawn on Tuesday, before a final Play-Off round to reach the group stages.

Shamrock Rovers finished second in the League of Ireland Premier Division in 2019.

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