Qualification for this year’s Champions League group stage continues this week. With two rounds gone, the 3rd qualifying round of games will see team go against each other for a spot in Europe’s most prestigious tournament.
The Champions League group stage itself will not kick off until September. But the qualification process is still ongoing.
If you’ve been following the qualification rounds, you’d have noticed that most clubs that participated in the first two rounds were football clubs in less popular European countries like Wales, Iceland, Belarus, and Northern Ireland.
But now, with things heating up in the race for qualification, clubs like Ajax, Nice, CSKA Moscow, Club Brugge have joined in the race, making things more exciting.
Teams that make it from this round of qualification will go on to the play-offs that will feature teams like Liverpool and others. So, what does the schedule this week look like?
- Qarabag FK VS FC Sheriff Tiraspol
- SK Slavia Prague VS FC Bate Borisov
- Fotbal Club FCSB VS FC Viktoria Plzen
- AEK Athens FC VS Cska Moscow
- Vardar Skopje VS FC Copenhagen
- Partizan Belgrade VS Olympiacos FC
- FC Astana VS Legia Warsaw
- FC Dynamo Kiev VS Young Boys Bern
- RB Salzburg VS HNK Rijeka
- Hapoel Beer Sheva VS Ludogorets Razgrad
- FC Viitorul Constanta VS Apoel Nicosia FC
- NK Maribor VS FH Hafnarfjordur
- Celtic FC VS Rosenborg BK
- OGC Nice VS Ajax Amsterdam
- Club Brugge VS Basaksehir FK
The first leg will be played this week, while the return leg will be played next week. Which team do you think will make it through to the play-off stage? Let us know by leaving us a comment.Tags: ucl, UEFA champions league, uefa champions league qualification, uefa champions league qualification next round