Atalanta faces Europa League trek after AC Milan reprieve
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 24, 2018 09:15 AM
FILE - Atalanta's Bryan Cristante, covered by his teammates, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Atalanta at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Dropped into Europa League qualifying rounds by AC Milan's reprieve, Atalanta has been drawn against an opponent in Israel or Iceland if it first beats Sarajevo.
Atalanta was in the group stage until Milan's win at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday overturned an expulsion by UEFA for breaking financial monitoring rules.
Milan regained its group-stage entry, leaving Atalanta in Monday's draw for the third qualifying round next month against Hapoel Haifa or FH Hafnarfjordur.
The draw was made before the two-leg second qualifying round games are played this week and next.
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