Tottenham play away at Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Europa League while AC Milan will face Irish minnows Shamrock Rovers

TOTTENHAM must travel away to Bulgarian minnows Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second round of Europa League qualifying.

And as a result of the same draw Serie A giants AC Milan will travel to Irish side Shamrock Rovers.

Harry Kane’s Tottenham will face Bulgarian minnows Lokomotiv Plivdov in the Europa League

And Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s AC Milan will travel to play Shamrock Rovers

The ties take place on September 17.

All the games will take place as single-leg encounters, rather than home and way clashes, as a result of coronavirus.

If the ties are level after 90 minutes, extra-time and penalties will be used to decide the winners.

Lokomotiv Plovdiv play in the humble 13,000 seat Lokomotiv Stadium in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

The taxing trip, just four days after Tottenham’s Premier League opener at home to Everton, is only taking place because of Arsenal.

Had their bitter rivals lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup final, Tottenham would have been entering the Europa League at a later stage.

Lokomotiv Plovdiv beat Montenegrin side Iskra in the first qualifying round to set up the mammoth glamour tie with Jose Mourinho’s team.

This will not be Plovdiv’s first European clash with an English side having lost to Bolton in a Uefa Cup play-off in the 2005/06 season.

And the Railwaymen managed to reach the third round of the Europa League last season but were beaten by French side Strasbourg.

Elsewhere, West Ham cult hero Joey O’Brien’s winning penalty in Shamrock’s 13-12 penalty shootout victory over Finnish side Ilves Tampere last Thursday has led to a massive reward.

They play AC Milan in what is perhaps the biggest game in the Dublin club’s history.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will lead a host of top stars to the 8,000 capacity Tallaght Stadium.

But Irish fans will unfortunately miss out on the clash as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.

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