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Europa League Draw - Drogheda United or Malmo v Hibs

24 Jun 2013 14:04:57

Europa League Draw - Drogheda United or Malmo v Hibs

2nd Qualifying round opponents revealed

Hibs have been handed a decent draw in this afternoon's Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round in Nyon, Switzerland

The Hibees will face either Irish side Drogheda United or Swedish side Malmö FF.

The 1st leg will be played away from home on the Thursday 18th July, with the home tie a week later, on Thursday 25th July.

The Hibees have never played the Irish side, other than maybe in a couple of pre-season friendlies, but manager Pat Fenlon will know all about them, having spent his whole playing and management career (before joning Hibs) on both sides of his home country.

Malmö FF are a different prospect, the Hibees faced them in the 1970-71, with Hibs winning 9-2 on aggregate, 6-0 at Easter Road, and 2-3 in Sweden, but they would be a much tougher prospect this time round.

Source: Hibees-Mad


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