Europe League draw: Motherwell v FC Kuban (Rus)
Motherwell will start the Europa League campaign with a home game against FC Kuban from Krasnodar in Russia on Thursday 1 August.
The away leg will not be an easy one for travelling Motherwell fans. Krasnador is in the extreme south of Russia about 100 miles from the Black Sea, well out of range of cheap flights.
This will be our opponents first European tie.
Last season they were fifth in the Russian Premier league. Their official website is here.
Today’s draw in Switzerland also paired Rosenborg/St Johnstone with Valetta/Minsk and Hibs/Malmo against Swansea in the 3rd qualifying round. For the record, we were in unseeded pot 3 as follows :-
Group 3: Seeded
PFC Beroe Stara Zagora (BUL)/Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (ISR), Sevilla FC (ESP) , FC Metalurh Donetsk (UKR), FC Kuban Krasnodar (RUS), FC Dila Gori (GEO)/Aalborg BK (DEN), FC Differdange 03 (LUX)/FC Utrecht (NED)
Tromsø IL (NOR)/FC İnter Bakı (AZE), FK Kukësi (ALB)/FK Sarajevo (BIH), HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)/FK Turnovo (MKD), Motherwell FC (SCO), FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)/CS Pandurii Lignitul Târgu Jiu (ROU), FK Mladost Podgorica (MNE)/FK Senica (SVK)
Last season we had our debut in the Champions League against Panathinaikos before meeting Levante in the Europa League.
Read about all Motherwell’s European games here, ‘Well in Europe.
Related Motherwell News