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Friday August 10 2012
Udinese-Braga for Champions League spot

Udinese will face Braga for a place in the 2012-13 Champions League competition proper, after the Play-off draw was held today.

The Zebrette have qualified for the second successive season for the Play-off round in the Champions League, after finishing third in Serie A last term. The team were eliminated at this stage of the competition last season, losing over two legs to Arsenal.

For a place in the group stages of UEFA’s premier competition for this campaign, Francesco Guidolin’s side must defeat Braga over a two-legged tie.

The Portuguese outfit, who were also third in their League last year, finished runners up in the 2010-11 Europa League campaign to Porto, but were eliminated from the same competition last season at the Round of 32.

The ties will be played on August 21-22 and August 28-29. The 10 winners will then enter the group stage draw of the competition, alongside 22 automatically qualified clubs, including last season’s competitions winners Chelsea and Italian representatives Juventus and Milan.

Full Champions League Play-off round draw

Basel vs. Cluj

Helsingsborg vs. Celtic

BATE Borisov vs. Hapoel Kiryat Shmona

Limassol vs. Anderlect

GNK Dinamo Zagreb vs. Maribor

Braga vs. Udinese

Spartak Moscow vs. Fenerbahce

Malaga vs. Panathinaikos

Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Dynamo Kiev

Lille vs. FC Copenhagen

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