Athletic Bilbao have been paired with Greek giants Panathinaikos in the playoff round for the Europa League group stage.

The Athens-based club finished third in last season’s Superleague Greece, finishing ten points behind champions Olympiakos.

The Basques overcame Dinamo Bucharest 4-1 on aggregate to reach this stage of the competition.

The first leg will be played in Greece on August 17 and the second leg on 24 in San Mames.