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