Sevilla winger Jairo Samperio knows his team-mates will have to treat Mladost Podgorica with due deference if the Spanish side are to enjoy another tilt at the UEFA Europa League title. The Andalusians were twice UEFA Cup winners in the last decade, beating Middlesbrough and then Espanyol in successive finals, but forays across the continent have been limited in recent years.
A ninth-placed finish in La Liga was enough to earn Sevilla entry to the third qualifying round of this season's Europa League but Montenegrin outfit Mladost now stand in their way, with the first leg taking place in Seville tomorrow night. Jairo, who arrived from Racing Santander in June, told Sevilla's official website: "We have to be as focused as possible. We go into the game with enthusiasm and with great respect for our opponent.
"You never know what could happen in these kind of matches. So far I've not played in Europe but we all love it and we know we need to get through this round. The only thing we can think about now is Thursday's game - winning it and getting a good result for the return leg. We can't think beyond that."
German hopefuls Stuttgart visit Botev Plovdiv of Bulgaria for a game which will be played in the coastal town of Burgas. Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic knows the area well from his time working as managing director of Chernomorets Burgas in 2009.
The former Germany striker told his club's website: "I am looking forward to the game against Plovdiv, especially as the game is being played in Burgas. The team are not to be underestimated as they are in a better playing rhythm than we are and beat Levski Sofia in their first game of the season."
Italian side Udinese failed to emerge from a group that contained Liverpool, Anzhi Makhachkala and Young Boys last time out so coach Francesco Guidolin will be eager to build some early momentum at Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Meanwhile, St Etienne surprised many French football fans by finishing fifth in Ligue 1 last season and Christophe Galtier's side's reward is a first leg at home to FC Milsami of Moldova.
Netherlands are represented by Vitesse at Petrolul Ploiesti, while Belgian clubs Standard Liege and Club Brugge travel overseas to Skoda Xanthi and Slask Wroclaw respectively. Both Trabzonspor, who visit Dinamo Minsk, and Bursaspor are flying the Turkish flag with the latter club travelling to Vojvodina in northern Serbia.
The Swiss Super League has FC Thun at BK Hacken and FC Zurich at Liberec while Austrian club Rapid Vienna take on Asteras Tripoli in Greece. Premier League side Swansea face Malmo at the Liberty Stadium while Scottish clubs St Johnstone and Motherwell meet Minsk and Kuban Krasnodar respectively.
Elsewhere, Rubin Kazan visit Randers FC, Hapoel Tel-Aviv go to Pandurii Targu Jiu and FK Ventspils welcome Maccabi Haifa, while Hadjuk Split entertain Dila Gori and Metallurg Donetsk test themselves at FK Kukesi.
Estoril face Hapoel Ramat Gan, Chornomorets play Crvena Zvezda and AS Trencin tackle FC Astra Giurgiu with Aktobe, VMFD Zalgiris and Tromso playing host to Breidablik, Lech Poznan and FC 03 Differdange respectively.
Jablonec meet Stromsgodset, FK Qarabag entertain Gefle IF and Rijeka go head-to-head with MSK Zilina in the remaining fixtures.