Milan have learned they will face Craiova in the third qualifying round; the match at San Siro is on August 3rd.
The Rossoneri secured Europa League with a sixth place finish in Serie A last season and today (Friday) the draw for the third qualifying round of the tournament took place in Nyon, Switzerland.
The seven-time Champions League winners were of course among the seeded sides and they drew Romanian outfit CS Universitatea Craiova. The side that is managed by Italian boss Devis Mangia finished in 5th place in Liga 1 last season.
The first leg is away on July 27, while the return leg will be at Stadio San Siro on August 3rd. It will be the first time the fans get to see the new signings – including Leonardo Bonucci – in action at the Meazza. Should Milan pass this round, they will have to get past another playoff round before the Group Gtage but with the squad the Diavolo are building, it’s clear that the objective is the final.
Before playing CS U Craiova, Milan face Borussia Dormund (July 18) and Bayern Munich (July 22) on the Chinese Tour. The squad – together with Massimiliano Mirabelli – took off on Friday afternoon.