Europa League draw reveals who Spurs could face in third qualifying round if they make it

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Following the draw for the second round of Europa League qualifying that was held on Monday, Tottenham Hotspur have now learned who they could be facing in the third round should they make it that far.

Spurs learned yesterday that they would travel to Bulgaria to take on Lokomotiv Plovdiv on September 17, just four days after their opening game of the season against Everton.

If Jose Mourinho’s men get the better of the Bulgarian side, they will advance to the third qualifying round, which will be played on September 24.

Tottenham have now learned that they will either come up against Romanian club FC Botosani or Macedonian club FK Shkendija in the third round, depending on who comes out on top in the clash between the two sides.

It was also confirmed that the tie would be played away from home rather than at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, meaning that the Lilywhites face another gruelling trip to eastern Europe should they go through to the next round.

Spurs Web Opinion

It almost did not matter who we drew considering we would have been overwhelming favourites but Jose Mourinho would have been desperately hoping that we would have got a home tie rather than another away one. Two trips to easter Europe in little over a week is certainly not ideal, especially given how congested our fixture list is at the start of the season.

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