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Monaco draws Young Boys, Shakhtar gets Fenerbahce in Champions League 3rd qualifying round


NYON, Switzerland — Monaco, a Champions League quarterfinalist last season, has been paired with Young Boys in the third qualifying round of this season's competition.

Shakhtar Donetsk also must travel in the first leg to face Fenerbahce, which returns to UEFA competitions after a two-year ban for match-fixing.

Ajax is away first against Rapid Vienna, and CSKA Moscow hosts Sparta Prague.

Panathinaikos was drawn at home to Bruges, through could yet go directly to the group stage. Greek champion Olympiakos is implicated in an ongoing criminal match-fixing investigation and could be expelled.

In a separate draw for national champions, Basel, which reached the last 16 last season, is away first against Lech Poznan or Sarajevo.

First-leg matches will be played July 28-29. Return matches are Aug. 4-5.

Winners advance to the playoff round.

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