Swansea and Tottenham learn Europa League opponents

Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur have both received favourable draws in the Europa League final qualifying round after the draw was made on Friday afternoon, the Daily Mail has reported. The Welsh club face Romanian side Petrolul Proiesti, while Spurs take on Dinamo Tbilisi.

The first leg for the Swans will be at the Liberty Stadium on August 22, with the second leg taking place a week later. Michael Laudrup’s side overcame Malmo in the last round with a 4-0 aggregate win. Petrolul Proiesti pulled off an impressive win over Vitesse Arnhem in the third qualifying round, winning 2-1 in the Netherlands on Thursday.

This is Petrolul’s first season in European competition for 18 years, after finishing third in Romania in 2012-13. Swansea qualified after winning last season’s Capital One Cup.

Tottenham, who were edged out in the race for the Champions League last season by rivals Arsenal, will travel to Tbilisi for the first leg to face the Georgian champions for a place in the group stage.

Andre Villas-Boas’ side reached the quarter-finals of last season’s tournament, losing to Basel on penalties after knocking out the likes of Lyon and Inter.

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