Europa League Round of 32: Red Star Belgrade vs. CSKA Moscow

Serbia's reigning football champions Partizan will play against Viktoria Plzen in the Round of 32 stage of this season's Europa League.

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Partizan was lucky during Monday's draw, as the Czech team was the weakest among the possible seeded opponents.

But Partizan's cross-town rivals Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) drew CSKA Moscow - a team that until last week fought to qualify for the Round of 16 of Europe's top club competition, the Champions League (CL).

"The Red Army Squad" played against Manchester United, Basel, and Benfica in their CL group, winning 9 points - but still failing to progress to the next phase of the competition, and joining the Europa League instead.

The Serbian clubs will host their respective first matches on February 14 (Red Star) and 16 (Partizan), with both return legs to be played on February 22.

The draw came after last week's historic success for Serbia's club football, with two teams qualifying for the knockout phase of the Europa League.

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