UEFA have drawn the Playoff ties for the Champions League and Europa League competitions, the final qualifying round ahead of the lucrative Group Stage. Winners of the two-legged ties guarantee themselves at least six further continental matches.
The ten defeated clubs in the CL Playoffs will enter the EL Group Stage. Clubs defeated in the EL Playoffs are eliminated from continental football this season. Draws are below, numbers are competition rankings.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS PLAYOFF: 36 POL Legia Warsaw v. Viking FK NOR 35 63 ISR Maccabi Tel-Aviv v. Celtic SCO 33 55 IRL Shamrock Rovers v. Steaua Bucharest ROU 32 40 CZE Viktoria Plzen v. Dinamo Zagreb CRO 37 38 SUI Young Boys v. Györ ERO HUN 47 UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BEST-PLACED PLAYOFF: 23 NED Ajax v. Valencia ESP 10 50 FRA AS Monaco v. Porto POR 7 18 GER Bayer Leverkusen v. Standard Liege BEL 29 11 ENG Tottenham Hotspur v. AS Roma ITA 24 14 RUS Zenit SP v. Shakhtar Donetsk UKR 20
The ten winners will be joined by 22 seeded clubs in the CL group Stage, including the top six-ranked clubs in Europe (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal), as well as defending champions Borussia Dortmund (ranked 15th).
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE PLAYOFF: 44 BEL AA Gent v. APOEL Nicosia CYP -- 38 GRE AEK Athens v. Fiorentina ITA 13 45 GRE Aris v. Mönchengladbach GER 19 -- TUR Besiktas v. Sion SUI -- 43 GER Bochum v. Aston Villa ENG 26 -- DEN Brondby IF v. Braga POR 9 5 RUS CSKA Moscow v. Slask POL 60 28 UKR Dnipropetrovsk v. Slovan Bratislava SVK -- 8 UKR Dynamo Kyiv v. Ventspils LVA -- 16 ENG Everton v. Wisla Krakow POL 41 37 NED Feyenoord v. Club Brugge BEL 15 42 GER Fortuna Düsseldorf v. Basel SUI 12 11 TUR Galatasaray v. FC Skif Simferopol UKR 59 10 FRE Girondins Bordeaux v. Red Star Belgrade SRB -- 73 SWE Göteborgs AIS v. Genk BEL 29 -- BUL Levski Sofia v. PAOK Salonika GRE -- 14 FRE Lille OSC v. Aarhus GF DEN -- 99 DEN Lyngby v. Vitesse Arnhem NED 25 23 ESP Málaga v. Hajduk Split CRO 47 33 ESP Mallorca v. VB Kolding DEN 98 -- SVN Maribor v. CFR Cluj ROU 24 54 UKR Metalurg Donetsk v. Inter Milan ITA 2 52 CYP Omonoia v. Panathinaikos GRE 18 6 NED PSV Eindhoven v. Elfsborg SWE -- 17 AUT Red Bull Salzburg v. MSK Zilina SVK 48 62 NOR Rosenborg v. Lokomotiv Moscow RUS 20 -- MKD Shkendija v. FC Zürich SUI 40 7 RUS Spartak Moscow v. Austria Vienna AUT 39 -- GEO Torpedo Kutaisi v. Dinamo Bucharest ROU 31 22 TUR Trabzonspor v. Anorthosi Famagusta CYP 52 85 HUN Videoton Fehérvár v. Sparta Prague CZE 21 27 POR Vitória Guimarães v. SK Sturm Graz AUT --
EL Playoff clubs marked “–” dropped into the competition from the Champions League Third Qualifying Phase and subsequently do not have an original ranking in the Europa League.
Schedule: 19 August: Champions League Playoff First Leg (5 matches) 20 August: Champions League Playoff First Leg (5 matches) 21 August: Europa League Playoff First Leg (32 matches) 26 August: Champions League Playoff Second Leg (5 matches) 27 August: Champions League Playoff Second Leg (5 matches) 28 August: Champions League Group Stage Draw 28 August: Europa League Playoff Second Leg (32 matches) 29 August: Europa League Group Stage Draw