Fenerbahce draws Vaslui in Champions League

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Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 7:01 AM

Updated Saturday, Jul 21 at 7:01 AM

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Turkish club Fenerbahce will return to the Champions League against FC Vaslui of Romania in the third qualifying round after serving a one-year exile during a match-fixing investigation.

Motherwell, which got its place when Scottish league runner-up Rangers was excluded for financial problems, will be at home first against Panathinaikos.

Two former European champions were in Friday's draw: Celtic, the 1967 winner, is home first against HJK Helsinki or KR Reykjavik. Feyenoord, the 1970 winner, travels first to Dynamo Kiev.

FC Copenhagen will host Club Bruges first, and Belgian champion Anderlecht is home first against Shamrock Rovers or Ekranas.

First-leg matches will be played on July 31-Aug. 1. Return matches will be held on Aug. 7-8.

Winners advance to a playoff round, which will decide who joins 22 pre-qualified teams in the group stage.

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