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Man City to face Steaua Bucharest in Champions League play-off

Nyon, Aug 5 (IANS) English football giants Manchester City got an easy opponent in Romanian club Steaua Bucharest in the draw for the Champions League play-off round held here on Friday.

Other notable playoff round clashes include Portugal giants Porto drew against AS Roma, while Spanish club Villarreal will be up against Monaco.

The play-offs are contested over two legs on August 16-17 and 23-24, with the winners going onto the Champions League group phase, reports Efe.

The full draw:

Steaua Bucharest (Romania) vs Manchester City (England)

Porto (Portugal) vs Rome (Italy)

Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) vs Rostov (Russia)

BSC Young Boys (Switzerland) vs Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany)

Villarreal (Spain) vs Monaco (France)

Ludogorets (Bulgaria) vs Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic)

Celtic Glasgow (Scotland) vs Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Israel)

Copenhagen (Denmark) vs Apoel (Cyprus)

Dundalk (Republic of Ireland) vs Legia Warsaw (Poland)

Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) vs Salzburg (Austria).

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