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Champions League 2010-11 play-off draw

Dynamo Kiev face Ajax...

The play-off draw for the 2010-11 Champions League took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, and saw Tottenham Hotspur drawn against Swiss side BSC Young Boys, according to Goal.com.

Spurs avoided potentially difficult ties against Sampdoria and Braga, but will be under no illusions as to the task that faces them when they head to the Wankdorf Stadium for the first leg of their clash, which will take place on August 17 or 18.

Elsewhere, the pick of ties arguably sees Werder Bremen face Sampdoria, while Dynamo Kiev face Ajax and Braga will clash with Iberian neighbours Sevilla. Zenit St. Petersburg and Auxerre complete the non-champions draw.

In the draw for champion club sides: Salzburg will play Hapoel Tel Aviv, Rosenborg drew near-neighbours Copenhagen, Basel face Moldova`s unknown quantity Sheriff, Sparta Prague head to Zilina and Partizan Belgrade face a tasty tie against Anderlecht.

 Young Boys had previously carved out a sensational 1-0 victory over Turkish heavyweights Fenerbahce to send them crashing out, while Portuguese outfit SC Braga, Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv and prominent Russian club Zenit St Petersburg made their way into the play-offs as well.

Ajax endured a shaky route into the current stage of the competition, as they qualified on away goals against PAOK FC.

Spurs were seeded for this stage owing to UEFA club coefficient rankings.  This will be a chance for Spurs to compete amongst the European elite for the first time in 48 years, having finished in a monumental fourth position in the Premier League last season.

Equally sensational, if not more, was the club`s last appearance in the competition, when they beat a Benfica side that boasted of the likes of the legendary Eusebio 2-1 at home.

However, the victory was not enough as the Portuguese giants went on to progress to the final through a 4-3 aggregate before going on the lift the trophy.

Fast forward 48 years, and there are 20 teams in the draw for the play-offs, divided into two groups containing five seeded and five unseeded teams.

A total of ten double headers will be played on August 17 & 18 (first leg) and then on August 24 & 25 (second leg) to determine the ten teams that will join the 22 automatic qualifiers to compete in the group stage of the tournament.

By Adithya Ananth, Goal.com

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