August 4, 2017
The draw has delivered its verdict: OGC Nice will face Napoli in the UEFA Champions League play-offs. After knocking out Ajax in the third qualifying round, Lucien Favre's men will now take on another European football heavyweight, one that finished third in last season's Serie A and reached the Last 16 of the Champions League.
The positive aspect of the draw, which was always going to provide a challenging tie, is the order of the games. Nice will head to Italy for the first leg (scheduled for 16 August) while Gym fans can look forward to a monumental second leg six days later (both games will kick off at 20:45CEST).
The second leg, let us remind you, will see the Alliana Riviera bathed in the sound of the Champions League anthem for the very first time in its history.
Ticket sales for this game will start on Friday afternoon with priority to 2017-18 season card holders.