Sport: Van Nistelrooy's PSV will face Rangers in Champions League play-offs

Rangers are handed tough Champions League play-off draw

  Rangers are handed tough Champions League play-off draw The Europa League finalist are due to face Union Saint-Gilloise in the third qualifying round this evening. They will travel to Belgium for the first leg of the third round qualifier.The Europa League finalist are due to face Union Saint-Gilloise in the third qualifying round this evening.

PSV Eindhoven needed an extra-time goal from Luuk de Jong to overcome Monaco 4-3 on aggregate and set up an intriguing Champions League play-off tie with Rangers.

Trailing Monaco in the 89th minute, the 1988 European champions scored an equaliser through Erick Gutierrez to level the game at 2-2 before De Jong's strike in the 109th minute. UEFA scrapped the away-goals rule last year so Monaco did not advance when the overall score was 3-3 after normal time.

PSV boss Ruud van Nistelrooy will now face off against his countryman Giovanni van Bronckhorst, whose side pulled off a brilliant comeback to see off Belgian minnows Union Saint-Gilloise after they led 2-0 from the first leg - winning 3-0 in Glasgow and 3-2 on aggregate.

Rangers on brink of CL exit after 2-0 defeat in Belgium

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PSV saw off the threat of Monaco to set up a Champions League play-off tie with Rangers © Provided by Daily Mail PSV saw off the threat of Monaco to set up a Champions League play-off tie with Rangers

Meanwhile, Dynamo Kyiv's unlikely run toward the Champions League continued with an extra-time win over Sturm Graz in the third qualifying round on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian club is now two games away from making the lucrative group stage of the Champions League as it faces a play-off against Benfica over the next two weeks.

Goals from defender Kostiantyn Vivcharenko in the 97th minute and midfielder Viktor Tsyhankov in the 112th lifted Dynamo to a 2-1 win in Austria and a 3-1 victory on aggregate.

The game will pit PSV boss Ruud van Nistelrooy against countryman Giovanni van Bronckhorst © Provided by Daily Mail The game will pit PSV boss Ruud van Nistelrooy against countryman Giovanni van Bronckhorst Van Bronckhorst's men are through after mounting a comeback against Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise © Provided by Daily Mail Van Bronckhorst's men are through after mounting a comeback against Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise

Dynamo's four Champions League qualifying games in the past 20 days are the only competitive matches it has played all year because of Russia's was on its home country. Ukrainian clubs are also relying on depleted rosters with little hope of attracting players from other countries.

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For the second straight qualifying round, Dynamo needed extra time and late goals in the away leg to advance.


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The next challenge for Dynamo and veteran coach Mircea Lucescu is a two-leg playoff against Benfica as it tries to join Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League group stage. Shakhtar earned its place by being top of the Ukrainian Premier League when it was abandoned last season because of the war.

Dynamo will host Benfica in the first leg next week in Lodz, Poland, where it is playing its 'home' games in the European competition. Russian teams have been banned from UEFA and FIFA competitions.

Benfica eased past Midtjylland 7-2 on aggregate with a 3-1 win in Denmark on Tuesday.

Sheriff was eliminated Tuesday and will not return to the group stage where its debut season one year ago started with wins against Shakhtar and eventual champion Real Madrid.

Man Utd preparing move for PSV winger Gakpo

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Dynamo Kiev's fairytale journey continues as they edged past Austrians Sturm Graz © Provided by Daily Mail Dynamo Kiev's fairytale journey continues as they edged past Austrians Sturm Graz

The champions of Moldova lost 2-1 at Viktoria Plzen to go out 4-2 on aggregate against the Czech champion.

Plzen next faces Qarabag in the playoffs after the Azerbaijan title holder shocked Ferencvaros 3-1 in Budapest to advance 4-2 on aggregate.

Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt is building a European reputation after reaching the Europa Conference League quarterfinals last season, and eased into the Champions League playoffs with a 1-1 draw in Lithuania that completed a 6-1 aggregate win over Zalgiris.

Bodo/Glimt will host Dinamo Zagreb next week, after the Croatian champion's 4-2 win at home to Ludogorets made it 6-3 on aggregate.

Ludogorets ended the game with eight players, getting three red cards starting with midfielder Dominic Yankov in the 17th minute.

Red Star Belgrade, the 1991 European Cup winner, eased to a 2-0 win at Armenia's Pyunik for a 7-0 aggregate score

Maccabi Haifa awaits Red Star in the playoffs, despite a 2-0 loss in Cyprus against Apollon. Maccabi won the first leg 4-0.

National champions who were eliminated Tuesday now move across to the Europa League playoffs next week.

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