Europa League play-off draw: AC Milan takes on Shkendija, Ajax meets Rosenborg

The draw for the play-off round of the Europa League introduced some major names from across the continent, including beaten finalists Ajax.

Vincenzo Montella's Milan edged out rival Inter to finish sixth last season and secure a spot in the Europa League after a three-year absence.   -  Getty Images

AC Milan landed a favourable Europa League play-off draw in Nyon on Friday as it was pitted against Macedonian side Shkendija.

Vincenzo Montella's side edged out city rival Inter to finish sixth last season and secure a spot in Europe after a three-year absence.

Opponent Shkendija, who lost to Gent in the play-off round last time out, finished second in the First League.

Ajax, who lost the 2016-17 final to Manchester United and has since appointed Marcel Keizer as head coach after Peter Bosz left for Borussia Dortmund, was drawn to face Norwegian champion Rosenborg.

A 2-0 defeat in Stockholm denied the Eredivisie club a first European title since 1995.

Premier League side Everton, managed by former Ajax star Ronald Koeman, was pulled out alongside Hajduk Split, while Marseille will tackle Slovenia's Domzale. 

Roberto Mancini's Zenit face Utrecht, with the final to be played in Lyon.

The ties will take place on August 17 and 24.

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