Arsenal draw Fenerbahce in UEFA Champions League play-offs

Meanwhile, seven-time winners AC Milan face Dutch runners-up PSV Eindhoven -- a rematch of the 2004-05 semi-final which the Italians won on away goals -- while French side Lyon will play Real Socieded of Spain.

updated: August 09, 2013 18:06 IST
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Paris: English Premier League side Arsenal were handed a tricky tie against Turkish giants Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-off round after the draw was made on Friday at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon.

The Gunners, who reached the 2006 final where they lost 2-1 to Barcelona, will travel to Istanbul for the first leg to be played August 20-21 before returning to London for the second leg, scheduled for August 27-28.

Fenerbahce's potential participation in the group stage though depends on a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, expected at the end of the month, having been banned from European competition by UEFA for match-fixing in domestic competition.

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