Leicester face Randers in Conference draw

Defeat at Napoli dropped Leicester City into the Europa Conference in which they will play Randers.
Defeat at Napoli dropped Leicester City into the Europa Conference in which they will play Randers.

Leicester City have drawn Danish side Randers in play-offs for the last 16 in the Europa Conference League on Monday.

The FA Cup winners dropped into Europe's new third tier event following a defeat to Napoli in their final game prompting manager Brendan Rodgers to admit he knew nothing about the competition.

Celtic were pitted against Norway's Bodo/Glimt who beat Jose Mourinho's Roma 6-1 at home and drew 2-2 in Rome to get through the group stage.

The draw pitted demoted third-placed teams from the Europa League against Conference League group runners-up, with the ties' winners advancing into the last 16 against Conference League group winners.

One tie is yet to be confirmed as either Vitesse Arnhem or Tottenham will play Rapid Vienna.

Spurs' last group game against Rennes could not be played owing to a coronavirus outbreak at the English side, an alternate date before December 31 could be found, and the decision now lies with the ruling body UEFA.

Spurs are three points behind Vitesse but would have been second with a victory of any kind against Rennes.

EUROPA CONFERENCE PLAY-OFFS DRAW

Olympique Marseille v Qarabaq

PSV Eindhoven v Maccabi Tel Aviv

Fenerbahce v Slavia Prague

Midtjylland v PAOK Salonika

Leicester City v Randers

Celtic v Bodo/Glimt

Sparta Prague v Partizan Belgrade

Rapid Vienna v Vitesse Arnhem or Tottenham

The play-off games are scheduled for February 17 and 24.

Australian Associated Press