Rio Ave FC will play against Slavia Praha or FC Levadia in the UEL 3rd QR

The draw dictated a 3rd qualifying round between Rio Ave Futebol Clube and the winner of the 2nd qualifying round played between Slavia Praha (Czech Rep.) and FC Levadia (Estonia).

Estonia’s team has an advantage after winning the first leg 3-1. Two very different teams due to the timing of the phase they are in. The Slavia Praha is, as Rio Ave FC, starting the season 2016717, while FC Levadia takes already 21 matches.

Both clubs have European experience, will be surely difficult opponents, but as Capucho, Rio Ave FC head coach, said in reaction to the draw, it is important to “think about us, in our identity and show that guarantee this place is because we have possibility to move on. “