AZ and Vitesse will know Wednesday who their opponent in the second qualifying round of the Europa League. At 14.00 hrs, the draw will take place in the Swiss Nyon. Both clubs enjoy a protected status.
AZ qualified for European football last season as the third end in the league. The Alkmaarders came in the season 2016/2017 for the last out in the Europa League by getting through the preliminaries to qualify, and reached even to the eighth-finals, but it was Olympique Lyon too strong.
Vitesse secured a European ticket in may to the play-offs to win. The people from arnhem were first off with ADO Den Haag and were then also in a diptych too strong for FC Utrecht.
Last season Vitesse is already in the main draw of the Europa League thanks to the bekerwinst in 2017. The team of former coach Henk Fraser ended last in a group with Lazio, OGC Nice and Zulte Waregem.
The matches in the second qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday 26 July and Thursday 2 August played. When the draw will also immediately be known or Vitesse and AZ start on a home or away game.
A good end to the Dutch clubs are still two preliminary rounds to survive to the main event to reach.
Cup winner Feyenoord starts in the third qualifying round of the Europa League and playing on 9 August the heenwedstrijd of the diptych. A week later, the return on the program. The draw for that competition takes place on 23 July.