Aberdeen v Kairat Almaty/Alashkert in Europa League

ABERDEEN will face either Kazakhstan side Kairat Almaty or Armenian outfit Alashkert should they safely pass Rijeka and into the third qualifying round for the Europa League.

Derek McInnes' side have a comfortable 3-0 advantage from the first leg in their tie with Rijeka. Picture: SNS

The Dons lead 3-0 after a tremendous result from the first leg encounter in Croatia last night.

Unless they suffer a dramatic collapse it is likely they will face Kairat, who also enjoyed a 3-0 first leg victory against Alashkert, albeit on home turf.

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Kairat reached the second round after handily disposing of Red Star Belgrade, before meting out a similar punishment to Alashkert, the side who knocked out St Johnstone over two legs in the previous round.

Former Kairat stars include ex-Aberdeen midfielder Stuart Duff and Kilmarnock hero Alexei Eremenko.

The third round tie will be played over two legs on 30 July and 6 August.