Everton drawn with Hajduk Split in Europa League play-off round
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 04/08/17 1:13pm
Everton will play Hajduk Split over two legs after the draw was made for the Europa League play-off rounds.
Ronald Koeman's team were paired with the Croatian club during UEFA's draw in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.
Everton were seeded for the draw after overcoming Slovakian side Ruzomberok 2-0 on aggregate in the previous qualifying round.
The two matches will take place on Thursday, August 17 and Thursday, August 24 with the winners advancing into the Europa League group stage.
Koeman said: "Hajduk Split will be a real challenge, with their strong support and a stadium that is good to play football in.
"But of course we want to reach the group stages of the Europa League, so we will have analysed their strengths and weaknesses between now and the tie and we will be prepared."
Hajduk Split finished third in the Croatian top flight last season, well behind champions Rijeka and second-place Dinamo Zagreb.
Their main goalscoring threat is former Leicester City, Blackpool and Portsmouth forward Marko Futacs.
The Hungary international was been superb since joining Hajduk Split last year, scoring 18 goals in 25 league appearances.