St Johnstone will almost certainly be facing Galatasaray on their return to Europe after the Turkish league runners-up were thrashed by PSV Eindhoven.
The Dutch side won 5-1 at home, all but ending the tie as a contest before next week’s return leg.
Israeli striker Eran Zahavi scored a hat-trick, with German international Mario Gotze grabbing the other two.
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Emre Kilinic got the visitors’ consolation just before half-time.
Saints will play the first game away on August 5, with the second leg scheduled for seven days later at McDiarmid Park.
Despite this result, it remains a huge task for Davidson’s men, who beat Arbroath 4-1 in a friendly, to overcome a club of real pedigree and avoid needing the safety net of the Europa Conference League.