Rangers await one of six teams in the Champions League third qualifying round - with the draw being made this morning.

Philippe Clement's side are seeded in the qualifiers, in theory meaning an easier draw.

Thanks to a strong coefficient ranking - after success in European competition - Rangers are the top-ranked side in this stage of the competition. 

It means Rangers join Slavia Prague, Red Bull Salzburg and Lille as the seeded teams in the third qualifying round.

The clubs will be drawn against unseeded teams against either Union Saint-Gilloise, FC Twente or the winners of the clubs in the second qualifying round of the league path.

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Lugano face Fenerbahce while Partizan play Dynamo Kyiv in the earlier round - the fixtures will be played on July 23-24 with the second leg on July 30-31.

The draw for the third qualifying round will take place on July 22 with Rangers set to play their first football in the tournament on August 6-7 with the return leg on August 13.

Should Rangers progress beyond the third qualifying round they will then enter the play-off round of the Champions League with a shot at making the league phase.

If Rangers were to lose in the thrid qualifying round then they would drop into the Europa League play-off round. A loss in the play-off round would see Rangers fall into the Europa League league phase.

Champions League third qualifying round



Slavia Prague

Red Bull Salzburg



Union Saint-Gilloise

FC Twente

Winners of Lugano vs Fenerbahce

Winners of Dynamo Kyiv vs Partizan