Continental Update: Latest UCL, UEL News

Seventeen more sides have been eliminated from the latest qualifying stage of the UEFA Champions League. Among those sides who won’t be playing continental football this season are CSKA Sofia, Glenavon, and Wisla Krakow. Winners of the next phase move to the Playoffs, the final round before the Group Stage. Ties to be played 01 and 08 August.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Third Qualifying Phase
                AIK  -  Molde
            Benfica  -  PAOK
           Besiktas  -  Vitesse Arnhem
             Celtic  -  Shamrock Rovers
        Club Brugge  -  Hajduk Split
      Dinamo Moscow  -  CFR Cluj
      Dinamo Tblisi  -  FC København
                HJK  -  Sparta Prague
   Metalist Kharkiv  -  Viktoria Plzen
         Olympiakos  -  Videoton
  Red Bull Salzburg  -  Zeljeznicar
            Sheriff  -  BATE Borisov
              Teuta  -  Basel
             Zilina  -  Partizan Belgrade

Newcastle United are the first English side to enter continental competition this season, having been included in the draw for the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League. They’ll face Norwegian side Rosenborg over two legs to be played 02 and 09 August. Winners qualify for the Playoffs, while losing teams can focus on domestic duties.

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Third Qualifying Round
            AA Gent  -  Esbjerg fB
         AEK Athens  -  Maccabi Tel-Aviv
      APOEL Nicosia  -  Feyenoord
      Athletic Club  -  Mura Murska Sobota
       Austria Wien  -  Slovan Bratislava
         AZ Alkmaar  -  Dundee United
          Guimarães  -  Anorthosi
             Häcken  -  Beitar Jerusalem
          Hibernian  -  Slovan Liberec
            Karpaty  -  Gençlerbirligi
        Lech Poznan  -  Rapid Wien
       Legia Warsaw  -  Györ
       Levski Sofia  -  Rapid Bucharest
              Litex  -  Lokomotiv Moscow
             Luzern  -  Slask
      Maccabi Haifa  -  Lillestrøm
           Marítimo  -  Vaduz
     Mlada Boleslav  -  Bursaspor
   Newcastle United  -  Rosenborg
          OB Odense  -  Hoffenheim
           Olimpija  -  VfB Stuttgart
  Red Star Belgrade  -  Dnipro
      Saint-Etienne  -  Atromitos
 Shakhter Sologorsk  -  Rangers
          Shkendija  -  Steaua Bucharest
               Sion  -  St Mirren
       Sligo Rovers  -  Bologna
             Trnava  -  Midtjylland
             Zürich  -  RNK Split
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