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In Champions League qualifying, 1993 champion Marseille paired with Dnipro-1 or Panathinaikos


NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Marseille was the first winner of the rebranded Champions League in 1993 and was in the draw for the third qualifying round of the current edition. Marseille was paired with either Ukrainian club Dnipro-1 or Greek team Panathinaikos. They will meet in the second qualifying round this week. Marseille finished third in the French league last season and needs to advance through two rounds to get to the 32-team group stage. A second former champion was in the draw. 1988 European Cup champion PSV Eindhoven is at home first on Aug. 8 or 9 against Austrian club Sturm Graz.

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