Everton to play Hajduk Split in Europa League playoff round

Jonathan Hernandez
August 5, 2017

Calvert-Lewin starred in that game as the England Under-20 worldwide scored the victor, booking Everton's place in the Europa League playoff round.

Cape Town - Everton progressed to the playoff round of the Europa League with a 2-0 aggregate win over Slovakian side Ruzomberok.

Joan Carrillo's side finished third in the Croatian league last term and defeated Danish club Brondby, 2-0 on aggregate, in the third qualifying round.

Despite being seeded for the draw, Ronald Koeman was aware that a hard test could await his team, and the Merseyside outfit have been given one in the form of Hajduk Split.

But the Toffees will fancy their chances of getting past them, despite not hitting their straps in their first two games in the competition.

He said: 'This competition has always been important for me. It's not easy to reach the group stages but we will do everything to get there.

"And at the end of this pre-season we will take a decision: if Jonjoe is not really close to a position in the first-team then maybe we will think about what the best is to develop the player".

It is all about productivity that we need and of course I will count on him this season.

Replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only objective on the evening after the forward slotted residence when placed tidy via on goal by Davy Klaassen with 9 minutes remaining.

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