Burnley on course for Olympiacos in Europa League play-off round

Greece's most successful club could prove the final hurdle for Burnley as it seeks to come through Europa League qualifying.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche.   -  Getty Images

Burnley's bid for a maiden Europa League group-stage berth will hinge on a clash with either Olympiacos or Luzern if it reaches the play-off round.

The Premier League side, which defeated Aberdeen on the way to the third qualifying round, can move within one step of the main draw if it overcomes Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir over two legs.

Greek heavyweight Olympiacos then loom as the likelier of two possible obstacles in the final stage of qualifying.

Rangers, meanwhile, could get the chance to exact revenge on Progres Niederkorn, the Luxembourg-based outfit that dumped it out of the tournament just over 12 months ago.

Steven Gerrard's men first face Maribor, with Russia's Ufa the other potential play-off round opponent for two clubs with Champions League pedigree.

Elsewhere, five-time winners Sevilla is expected to see off Zalgiris and advance to an enviable draw of either Sigma Olomouc or Kairat Almaty, while RB Lepizig could meet Braga if both escape the third qualifying round.

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