Europa League play-off draw: Everton to face Croatian side Hajduk Split

Ademola Lookman will be hoping for some more game time to impress Ronald Koeman

Ademola Lookman will be hoping for some more game time to impress Ronald Koeman

Calvert-Lewin was Everton's hero yesterday, as he scored their victor in Europa League qualifying.

Everton have been drawn against Croatian outfit Hajduk Split in their Europa League play-off tie.

Everton were seeded for the draw after overcoming Slovakian side Ruzomberok 2-0 on aggregate in the previous qualifying round.

Despite being seeded for the draw, Ronald Koeman was aware that a hard test could await his team, and the Merseyside outfit have been given one in the form of Hajduk Split.

Milan, meanwhile, are back in European competition for the first time since 2014 and take on Shkendija, who finished second in the Macedonian league last season.

"And for most of the players it was a really physical game, 90 minutes, and that's what you need in a pre-season".

It was his first goal for Everton in 19 games.

"I like to be in Europe - it's important for our experience.

He's strong, he's fast and he scored a great goal", said Koeman, of Calvert-Lewin.

"It's good for the club, the players and the fans".

"But of course we want to reach the group stages of the Europa League, so we will have analysed their strengths and weaknesses between now and the tie and we will be prepared".

"Two victories, two clean sheets and I think we were better defensively tonight than we were last week".

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