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Champions League qualifying: how it stands, what’s next – UEFA.com

PSV Eindhoven, Dinamo Zagreb and Ferencváros are all well set heading into the second legs of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round ties, though the likes of Celtic still have work to do.

Every team that reaches the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round will be guaranteed a spot in the group stage of one of UEFA’s three club competitions.

Second qualifying round fixtures

Second legs (champions path)

Tuesday 27 July
Omonoia vs Dinamo Zagreb (0-2)
 
HJK Helsinki vs Malmö (1-2) 
Flora Tallinn vs Legia Warszawa (1-2)
Žalgiris Vilnius vs Ferencváros (0-2)
 


Ludogorets vs Mura is goalless

Ludogorets vs Mura is goalless Getty Images

Wednesday 28 July
Neftçi vs Olympiacos (0-1) 
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Alashkert (1-0) 
CFR Cluj vs Lincoln Red Imps (2-1)

Ludogorets vs Mura (0-0) 
Young Boys vs Slovan Bratislava (0-0)

Crvena zvezda vs Kairat Almaty (1-2)

Winners enter the third qualifying round on 3/4 and 10 August, with the draw now made. Teams eliminated from the champions path transfer to the UEFA Europa League champions path third qualifying round.

Second legs (league path)

Wednesday 28 July
Midtjylland vs Celtic (1-1) 
Galatasaray vs PSV Eindhoven (1-5) 
Sparta Praha vs Rapid Wien (1-2) 

Winners enter the third qualifying round on 3/4 and 10 August, with the draw now made. Teams eliminated from the league path transfer to the UEFA Europa League main path third qualifying round.

First legs (league path)

Tuesday 20 July
Rapid Wien 2-1 Sparta Praha
Celtic 1-1 Midtjylland 

Wednesday 21 July
PSV Eindhoven 5-1 Galatasaray 

First legs (champions path)

Tuesday 20 July
Alashkert 0-1 Sheriff Tiraspol 
Lincoln Red Imps 1-2 CFR Cluj
Ferencváros 2-0 Žalgiris Vilnius
Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 Omonoia 


UEFA Champions League debutants Mura beat Shkëndija to set up a tie with Ludogorets

UEFA Champions League debutants Mura beat Shkëndija to set up a tie with LudogoretsGetty Images

Wednesday 21 July
Kairat Almaty 2-1 Crvena zvezda
Malmö 2-1 HJK Helsinki 
Mura 0-0 Ludogorets 
Slovan Bratislava 0-0 Young Boys 
Olympiacos 1-0 Neftçi 
Legia Warszawa 2-1 Flora Tallinn 

Full season calendar


Third qualifying round ties (3/4 & 10 August)

League path 

PSV Eindhoven / Galatasaray vs Celtic / Midtjylland
Spartak Moskva vs Benfica
Genk vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Monaco vs Rapid Wien / Sparta Praha

Losing sides in the league path move into the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Champions path

Dinamo Zagreb / Omonoia vs Legia Warszawa / Flora Tallinn
Lincoln Red Imps / CFR Cluj vs Slovan Bratislava / Young Boys
Olympiacos / Neftçi vs Mura / Ludogorets
Kairat Almaty / Crvena zvezda vs Alashkert / Sheriff Tiraspol
Malmö/ HJK Helsinki vs Rangers
Ferencváros / Žalgiris Vilnius vs Slavia Praha

Losing teams in the champions path enter the UEFA Europa League play-offs, from which the winners reach the UEFA Europa League group stage and the losers transfer to the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage.

COMPLETED ROUNDS

First qualifying round

Second legs


Legia saw off Bodø/Glimt

Legia saw off Bodø/GlimtGetty Images

Wednesday 14 July
Kairat Almaty 2-0 Maccabi Haifa (agg: 3-1)
Alashkert 1-0 Connah’s Quay Nomads (aet, agg: 3-2)
Neftçi 2-1 Dinamo Tbilisi (agg: 4-2)
Legia Warszawa 2-0 Bodø/Glimt (agg: 5-2)

Tuesday 13 July
Hibernians 0-3 Flora Tallinn (agg: 0-5)
Riga FC 1-1 Malmö (agg: 1-2)
Lincoln Red Imps 5-0 Fola Esch (agg: 7-2)
Sheriff Tiraspol 1-0 Teuta (agg: 5-0)
Prishtina 1-3 Ferencváros (agg: 1-6)
Mura 5-0 Shkëndija (agg: 6-0)
Borac Banja Luka 2-1 CFR Cluj (aet, agg: 3-4)
Budućnost Podgorica 0-4 HJK Helsinki (agg: 1-7)
Linfield 1-2 Žalgiris Vilnius (agg: 2-5)
Shamrock Rovers 2-1 Slovan Bratislava (agg: 2-3)
Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0-1 Ludogorets (agg: 0-2)
Valur 0-2 Dinamo Zagreb (agg: 2-5)

Sixteen sides successfully navigated the first qualifying round. CFR Cluj benefited from the recent abolition of the away goals rule as they beat Borac Banja Luka in extra time. Similarly, Alashkert pipped Connah’s Quay Nomads in extra time, which they would not have required with the away goals metric.

Defeated teams progress to the UEFA Europa Conference League champions path second qualifying round (Shamrock Rovers receive a bye to the third qualifying round following a one-off draw required to balance the access list).


Žalgiris went through with victory at Linfield

Žalgiris went through with victory at LinfieldGetty Images

First legs

Wednesday 7 July
Dinamo Tbilisi 1-2 Neftçi 
Bodø/Glimt 2-3 Legia Warszawa 
Slovan Bratislava 2-0 Shamrock Rovers 
Ludogorets 1-0 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 
Maccabi Haifa 1-1 Kairat Almaty 
Teuta 0-4 Sheriff Tiraspol 
Malmö 1-0 Riga FC
Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 Valur 
Connah’s Quay Nomads 2-2 Alashkert

Tuesday 6 July
HJK Helsinki 3-1 Budućnost Podgorica
Flora Tallinn 2-0 Hibernians 
Ferencváros 3-0 Prishtina
Žalgiris Vilnius 3-1 Linfield
Fola Esch 2-2 Lincoln Red Imps
 
Shkëndija 0-1 Mura 
CFR Cluj 3-1 Borac Banja Luka 

Preliminary round

Final: Friday 25 June


Prishtina won the preliminary round

Prishtina won the preliminary roundUEFA via Getty Images

Prishtina 2-0 Inter Club d’Escaldes (Elbasan)
Inter Escaldes face whoever loses the first qualifying round tie between Teuta or Sheriff in the UEFA Europa Conference League champions path second qualifying round on 22 and 29 July.

Semi-finals: Tuesday 22 June

Folgore 0-2 Prishtina (Elbasan)
Folgore will face Hibernians in the UEFA Europa Conference League champions path second qualifying round on 22 and 29 July.

HB Tórshavn 0-1 Inter Club d’Escaldes (Durres)
HB will face Budućnost Podgorica in the UEFA Europa Conference League champions path second qualifying round on 22 and 29 July.

Special COVID rules

Please be aware of the special rules applicable to the qualifying phase and play-offs of the competition due to COVID-19, which can be found here.

In regards to travelling fans being admitted to matches, more information can be found here.



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