NYON, Switzerland (AP) – Turkish league runner-up Trabzonspor was given a tough draw against Portuguese club Benfica on Friday in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.
Trabzonspor could yet be awarded the 2010-11 Turkish title if champion Fenerbahce is stripped of the trophy in a match-fixing scandal.
However, the probe isn't being resolved in time to award Trabzonspor direct entry to the lucrative 32-team group stage of the Champions League.
Also Friday, Dynamo Kiev was drawn to face Rubin Kazan and FC Twente was paired with Romanian club Vaslui.
Twente is scheduled to play the opening home leg in the Netherlands on July 26-27 at different venue after construction works collapsed at its stadium this month, killing two people.