Ukrainian soccer will return to the Champions League following thirty day period when Dynamo Kyiv plays Turkish staff Fenerbahce in the second qualifying spherical – the club’s very first aggressive activity considering the fact that the Russian invasion started out.
Dynamo have been between four groups in Wednesday’s attract for runners-up from mid-ranking leagues.
Dynamo were in second place in the Ukrainian league when it paused in February soon after Russia invaded. The league by no means resumed. No league title was awarded to leaders Shakhtar Donetsk but the standings ended up used to choose Ukraine’s entries for the subsequent UEFA club competitions.
It is unclear exactly where Dynamo will host Fenerbahce in the 1st leg on July 19 or 20. The return video game will be in Turkey on July 26 or 27.
Shakhtar officials have been in talks to use the stadium of Polish club Legia Warsaw when the staff starts its Champions League group application in September.
Dynamo would have to advance by means of three qualifying rounds to sign up for Shakhtar in the 32-staff team stage.
Russian teams have been banned by UEFA from European club competitions, but that final decision is staying challenged by 4 golf equipment at the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport. Zenit St. Petersburg won the Russian league title.
In the other pairing of league runners-up, Danish club Midtjylland was drawn to confront Cypriot staff AEK Larnaca.
A separate draw for national champions in the 2nd qualifying round paired Israeli club Maccabi Haifa with Greek staff Olympiakos, even though Croatian workforce Dinamo Zagreb will perform either Shkupi of North Macedonia or Lincoln Pink Imps of Gibraltar, and Swiss club Zurich will face either Polish group Lech Poznan or Qarabag of Azerbaijan.