Krasnodar is the only RPL club that made it into the playoffs of European competitions. The Bulls were not among the seeded due to their low rating. Thus, initially the probability of getting a top rival was very high.
According to the results of the draw, Krasnodar got into rivals Dynamo from Zagreb.
The first playoff matches will take place on 18 February. Krasnodar will play the first match at home.
Krasnodar reached the 1/8 finals of the Europa League in 2017. Then the team lost to Celta.