Arsenal, last season’s losing finalists, will almost certainly face a tricky encounter against Dinamo Zagreb in if they are to qualify for the 2006-07 Champions League.

The Croatian outfit lead 4-1 fom the first leg tie against Lithuanian’s Ekranas and the draw for the 3rd qualifying round has pitted them against Arsene Wenger’s side.

Meanwhile, Milan, still not guaranteed a place in this year’s competition due to the ongoing match-fixing scandal in Italy, have been provisionally drawn to face the winners of the Cork City v Crvena Zvezda tie.

2005 champions Liverpool have drawn Maccabi, but given the current security situation in Israel, an away clash in Cyprus is likely to follow their first leg at Anfield.

Hamburg against Osasuna is arguably the tie of the round, with the Spaniards unseeded for the draw.

Champions League third qualifying round draw:

Sheriff Tiraspol/Spartak Moscow v Liberec
Shakhtar Donetsk v FH Hafnarfjordur/Legia Warsaw
FC Zurich/SV Red Bull Salzburg v Valencia
Levski Sofia/Sioni Bolnisi v Chievo
Hearts/Siroki Brijeg v AEK Athens
CSKA Moscow v Djurgardens IF/SCP Ruzomberok
Milan v Cork/Crvena Zvezda
Galatasaray v Mlada Boleslav/Valerenga
Standard Liege v HIT Gorica/Steaua Bucuresti
Austria Magna v Benfica
FK Ekranas/Dinamo Zagreb v Arsenal
FC Copenhagen/MyPa v Ajax
Hamburg v Osasuna
FK Metalurgs/Dynamo Kiev v Fenerbahce/B36 Torshavn
Liverpool v Maccabi Haifa
Lille v Debrecen/Rabotnicki Kometal

First legs to be played on 8-9 August; second legs 22-23 August.