08 August 2022

Yearly match

Instead of three qualifying events of the third phase, there will be played one more tournament. The additional one is actually a final where you can find that further down in this text coloured in red. Since all elimination duels are second legs it has to be mentioned that some games may be prolonged more than it should be (be played additional minutes or even the penalty roulette).

As always in Conference league will be played more duels than any other. Onto the last stage 32 clubs are going to qualify, while the same number would watch this event from home and be eliminated. Layout for the kick-offs are as follows:
Tuesday, 09 August at 18.00 CET: Gzira - Wolfsberger.
Tuesday, 09 August at 20.00 CET: B36 - Viborg.

Wednesday, 10 August at 18.00: Vitoria - Hajduk.

Thursday, 11 August at 15.30 CET: Kyzylzhar - APOEL.
Thursday, 11 August at 16.00 CET: Tobol - Zrinjski.
Thursday, 11 August at 18.00 CET: Rakow - Spartak Trnava.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Basel - Brondby.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Cluj - Shakhtyor.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Djurgarden - Sepsi.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Lugano.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Konyaspor - Vaduz.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Petrocub - Fehervar.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Twente - Cukaricki.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.30 CET: Antwerp - Lillestrom.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.30 CET: FcsB - Dunajska Streda.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.30 CET: Panathinaikos - Slavia Praha.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.30 CET: Universitatea - Zorya.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.45 CET: Basaksehir - Bridablik.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.00 CET: Anderlecht - Paide.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.00 CET: Aris (Thessaloniki) - Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.00 CET: Hibernians - Rigas futbola skola.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.00 CET: KI - Ballkani.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.00 CET: Levski - Hamrun.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.00 CET: Skendija - AIK.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.00 CET: Sligo rovers - Viking.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.30 CET: Lech - Vikingur (Reykjavik).
Thursday, 11 August at 20.30 CET: Rapid Wien - Neftci.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.45 CET: Saint Patrick's athletic - CSKA Sofia.
Thursday, 11 August at 21.00 CET: AZ - Dundee united.
Thursday, 11 August at 21.00 CET: Gil vicente - Riga.
Thursday, 11 August at 21.00 CET: Kisvarda - Molde.
Thursday, 11 August at 21.00 CET: Young boys Bern - KuPS.

For the first and only time (this season) all 10 duels from the Champions league tournament are going to be played on one night. The guilty party for this circumstance lies in the fact that follows way down in this article. Here, ten overall winners are going to go through to the next phase, and ten losers will be dropped one step lower.
Tuesday, 09 August at 18.00 CET: Zalgiris - Bodo/Glimt.
Tuesday, 09 August at 19.00 CET: Apollon - Maccabi Haifa.
Tuesday, 09 August at 19.00 CET: Pyunik - Crvena zvezda.
Tuesday, 09 August at 19.00 CET: Viktoria - Sheriff.
Tuesday, 09 August at 19.45 CET: Midtjylland - Benfica.
Tuesday, 09 August at 20.00 CET: Dinamo Zagreb - Ludogorets.
Tuesday, 09 August at 20.00 CET: Ferencvaros - Qarabag.
Tuesday, 09 August at 20.30 CET: Glasgow rangers - Union Saint-Gilloise.
Tuesday, 09 August at 20.30 CET: PSV - Monaco.
Tuesday, 09 August at 20.30 CET: Sturm - Dynamo Kyiv.

Europa league is that one lower step. The first 7 matches were staged this week, thus this were treated as third elimination round (and not the first). Clubs who will be eliminated from the tournament would be transferred onto the third event by significance.
Tuesday, 09 August at 21.00 CET: Skupi - Samrock rovers.

Thursday, 11 August at 18.00 CET: HJK- Maribor.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Slovacko - Fenerbahce.
Thursday, 11 August at 19.00 CET: Zurich - Linfield.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.00 CET: Diddeleng - Malmo.
Thursday, 11 August at 20.30 CET: Slovan - Olympiacos.
Thursday, 11 August at 21.00 CET: Partizan - AEK (Larnaca).

The real reason of why 'the best' competition is playing on only one night is this one. Each year the Super Cup brings the winners of Champions against Europa league who are battling each other from the previous season (in this case 2021-22). Because this is a single match or a final one as well, the possibility of the game that may last longer stands.
Wednesday, 10 August at 21.00: Real Madrid - Eintracht Frankfurt.

07 August 2022

Change of schedule has been confirmed

Because African Cup of nations from 2023 is moved to January 2024, plus another major football world competition is staging in November / December periods, hence the qualifiers have been shifted as well. On 31 July the confederation has revealed the revised schedule of the remaining elimination games where all are going to be staged next year.
As first two rounds were played on summer (June), three and four originally supposed to kick-off off this September. Now new dates are between 20 and 28 March. Fifth phase would begin out of 12 as far as 20 June, while sixth have to be held from 04 until 12 September. The old layout said that the last two stages had to be played in March 2023.

06 August 2022

Pairs connected for play-off

We are currently in the middle of the third qualifying phase of the three European international club tournaments, however before the kick off (this Tuesday) the confederation has conducted the draw for the final one. One interesting detail was done during the ceremonies: for the first time two pairs are written twice which are going to be played with each other in two (different) competitions, however the opponents would not and cannot be the same.

Only the winners from the penultimate phase will progress through to the last elimination duels. The current 2021-22 champions from Denmark and Turkiye are the two new participants in the Champions league tournament, and those clubs have formed the only known pair of the play-off stage as well. Schedule for leg one games are 16 and 17 August, while everything will be decided seven nights later.

Qarabag or Ferencvaros - Sheriff or Viktoria.
Bodo/Glimt or Zalgiris - Ludogorets or Dinamo Zagreb (this is the same pair from Europa league, but there the losers from both duels are going to battle each other).
Maccabi Haifa or Apollon (Limassol) - Crvena zvezda or Pyunik.
Kobenhavn - Trabzonspor.
Dynamo Kyiv or Sturm - Benfica or Midtjylland.
Union Saint-Gilloise or Glasgow rangers - Monaco or PSV.

Europa league awaits the losers from the predecessor competition. From the ten upcoming matches: one duel is instantly familiar, whilst the other nine have to wait until its completion. Dates for this event are only two: 18 and 25 August.

Dnipro-1 - AEK (Larnaca) or Partizan.
Gent - Omonia.
Austria Wien - Fenerbahce or Slovacko.
Linfield or Zurich - Hearts.
Maribor or HJK - Silkeborg.
Malmo or Diddeleng - Sivasspor.
Qarabag or Ferencvaros - Samrock Rovers or Skupi.
Maccabi Haifa or Apollon (Limassol) - Olympiacos or Slovan.
Crvena zvezda or Pyunik - Sheriff or Viktoria.
Ludogorets or Dinamo Zagreb - Bodo/Glimt or Zalgiris (this pair is exactly identical from Champions league where the winners of both matches will battle each other, but in reverse order).

First and second leg for the Conference league is exactly the same like the predecessor. Losing teams from there are going to play at this event. As it stands from now, there is not known a single duel upfront, so each club will learn its rival next week.

Maribor or HJK - Shakhtyor or Cluj.
Rigas futbola skola or Hibernians - Linfield or Zurich.
Víkingur (Reykjavík) or Lech - Malmo or Diddeleng.
Samrock rovers or Skupi - Ballkani or KI.
Zrinjski or Tobol - Olympiacos or Slovan.
CSKA Sofia or Saint Patrick's athletic - Brondby or FC Basel.
Vaduz or Konyaspor - Neftci or Rapid Wien. 
Spartak Trnava or Rakow - Slavia Praha or Panathinaikos.
APOEL or Kyzylzhar - Sepsi or Djurgardens.
Maccabi Tel Aviv or Aris (Thessaloniki) - Nice.
Zorya or Universitatea - Lugano or Hapoel Beer Sheva.
Breidablik or Basaksehir - Lillestrom or Antwerp.
Dunajska Streda or FcsB - Viking or Sligo rovers.
AEK (Larnaca) or Partizan - Levski or Hamrun.
Fiorentina - Twente or Cukaricki.
Villarreal - Hajduk or Vitoria.
Koln - Fehervar or Petrocub.
West ham - Viborg or B36.
KuPS or Young boys Bern - Paide or Anderlecht.
Fenerbahce or Slovacko - AIK or Skendija.
Molde or Kisvarda - Wolfsberger or Gzira.
Dundee or AZ - Riga or Gil vicente.

05 August 2022

Entertainment with six goals

Europa league 2022-23 season, qualifying phase 3, leg 1:

AEK (Larnaca) - Partizan 2:1

Scorers: 0:1 18 (17.32) Queensy Menig
               1:1 34 (33.41) Angel Garcia
               2:1 69 (69.05) Hrvoje Milicevic

Malmo - Diddeleng 3:0

Scorers: 1:0 54 Isaac Kiese Thelin
               2:0 80 Ola Toivonen
               3:0 84 Veljko Birmancevic

- At 49 Malmo had a penalty, however Jo Inge Berget has failed to convert it.
- Charles Morren departed from Diddeleng on 30 because of two yellow cards.

Fenerbahce - Slovacko 3:0

Scorers: 1:0 16 (16.12) Emre Mor
               2:0 45+2 (46.21) Lincoln Oliveira dos Santos
               3:0 81 (80.21) Lincoln Oliveira dos Santos

- Stanislav Hofmann (Slovacko) was awarded with his second yellow card at 48 (47.25).

Maribor - HJK 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 46 (46.05) David Browne
               0:2 63 (63.02) Bojan Radulovic

Linfield - Zurich 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 08 Oluwatosin Aiyegun
               0:2 64 Wilfried Gnonto

Olympiacos - Slovan 1:1

Scorers: 0:1 63 Andre Green
               1:1 85 Youssef el Arabi

Conference league 2022-23 season, elimination stage 3, leg 1 (night 2 out of 2):

KuPS - Young boys Bern 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 24-pen (24.15) Jean-Pierre Nsame
               0:2 39 (39.11) Elia Meschack

Rigas futbola skola - Hibernians 1:1

Scorers: 0:1 39 Dunstan Vella
               1:1 85 Andrej Ilic

- The home club could have taken the lead at 49, but the 11 metre shot was not converted from Petr Mares.
- Visitors have completed this match with 10 men because on 25 second yellow card was awarded to Brian Thaylor Lubanzadio Aldama.

Spartak Trnava - Rakow 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 29 Ivan Lopez
               0:2 45-pen Ivan Lopez

Paide - Anderlecht 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 09 Lior Refaelov
               0:2 39 Fabio Silva

Shakhtyor - Cluj 0:0 (neutral place)

Neftci - Rapid Wien 2:1

Scorers: 1:0 44 Atta jaber
               2:0 59 Kenny Saeif
               2:1 90+5 Guido Burgstaller

APOEL - Kyzylzhar 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 27 Georgios Efrem

Molde - Kisvarda 3:0

Scorers: 1:0 62 (61.56) Etzaz Hussain
               2:0 80 (79.58) David Datro Fofana
               3:0 82 (81.46) Martin Linnes

Maccabi Tel Aviv - Aris (Thessaloniki) 2:0

Scorers: 1:0 29 Djordje Jovanovic
               2:0 84 Eran Zahavi

Lillestrom - Antwerp 1:3

Scorers: 0:1 04 Dinis Almeida
               1:1 45+2 Magnus Knudsen
               1:2 49 Radja Nainggolan
               1:3 85 Radja Nainggolan

Slavia Praha - Panathinaikos 2:0

Scorers: 1:0 45+1 (46.08) Ivan Schranz
               2:0 55 (55.01) Moses Usor

- Two yellow cards in this game received: at 39 (39.03) Sebastian Palacios (Panathinaikos) and on 52 (51.23) Eduardo Santos (Slavia Praha).

Viking - Sligo rovers 5:1

Scorers: 1:0 04 Zlatko Tripic
               2:0 08 Samuel Fridjonsson
               3:0 53 Mai Traore
               4:0 59 Niklas Sandberg
               5:0 85 Edvin Austbo
               5:1 89-pen David Cawley

CSKA Sofia - Saint Patrick's athletic 0:1

Scorer: 0:1 87 Serge Atakayi

Zorya - Universitatea 1:0 (neutral stadium)

Scorer: 1:0 55 Denys Nahnoynyi

Hamrun - Levski 0:1

Scorer: 0:1 90+4 Filip Krastev

- On 10 the only goalscorer of the match did not convert a penalty.

Cukaricki - Twente 1:3

Scorers: 0:1 08 Daan Rots
               0:2 30 Michel Vlap
               0:3 43 Joshua Brenet
               1:3 59 Stefan Kovac

Vaduz - Konyaspor 1:1

Scorers: 1:0 71 (71.15) Franklin Sasere
               1:1 88 (87.54) Muhammet Demir

Sepsi - Djurgarden 1:3

Scorers: 0:1 25-pen Victor Edvardsen
               0:2 30 Joel Asoro
               0:3 54 Joel Asoro
               1:3 79-pen Alexandru Tudorie

Ballkani - KI 3:2

Scorers: 1:0 29 Nazmi Gripshi
               2:0 40 Meriton Korenica
               3:0 49 Albion Rrahmani
               3:1 59 Pall Klettskard
               3:2 88 Pall Klettskard

- A direct red card was for KI defender Odmar Faero on 90+2.

Lugano - Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0:2

Scorers: 0:1 39 Tomer Yosefi
               0:2 84 Astrit Selmani

Brondby - Basel 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 74 Marko Divkovic

Vikingur (Reykjavik) - Lech 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 45 (44.56) Ari Sigurpalsson

Breidablik - Basaksehir 1:3

Scorers: 0:1 37 (37.15) Danijel Aleksic
               0:2 51 (51.04) Deniz Turuc
               1:2 63 (62.51) Viktor Karl Einarsson
               1:3 90+2 (91.21) Danijel Aleksic

Fehervar - Petrocub 5:0

Scorers: 1:0 19 (19.03) Palko Dardai
               2:0 22-pen (22.19) Kenan Kodro
               3:0 35 (34.31) Ianique dos Santos Tavares
               4:0 66 (65.43) Ivan Petryak
               5:0 88 (87.39) Budu Zivzivadze

Hajduk - Vitoria 3:1

Scorers: 0:1 60 Miguel Magalhaes
               1:1 67 Emir Sahiti
               2:1 74 Dario Melnjak
               3:1 87 Filip Krovinovic

Zrinjski - Tobol 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 75 Niko Jankovic

- Both clubs have completed this first part with 10 players: because of seeing second yellow Josip Corluka left Hibernians at 54, while in the opposite dressing room on 84 Zarko Tommasevic was send off with a direct red.

Dundee united - AZ 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 60 Glenn Middleton

04 August 2022

Identical results

Champions league 2022-23 season, qualifying round 3, leg 1 (night 2 of 2):

Bodo/Glimt - Zalgiris 5:0

Scorers: 1:0 33-pen (32.28) Hugo Vetlesen
               2:0 36 (35.43) Amahl Pellegrino
               3:0 57 (57.07) Lars-Jorgen Salvesen
               4:0 61 (60.32) Marius Hoibraten
               5:0 90+3 (92.25) Runar Espejord

Qarabag - Ferencvaros 1:1

Scorers: 0:1 16 (16.18) Franck Boli
               1:1 33 (33.16) Owusu Kwabena

Maccabi Haifa - Apollon (Limassol) 4:0

Scorers: 1:0 37-own goal (37.15) Mathieu Peybernes
               2:0 53 (53.05) Ali Mohamed
               3:0 61 (61.00) Ali Mohamed
               4:0 78 (78.09) Frantzdy Pierrot

- Because of two yellow cards Vukasin Jovanovic left Apollon (Limassol) on 59 (59.11).

Dynamo Kyiv - Sturm 1:0

Scorer: 1:0 28 (27.25) Oleksandr Karavayev

Crvena zvezda - Pyunik 5:0

Scorers: 1:0 29 (28.30) Osman Bukari
               2:0 33 (32.55) Kings Kangwa
               3:0 44 (43.47) Osman Bukari
               4:0 70 (69.57) Osman Bukari
               5:0 77 (76.51) Stefan Mitrovic

- From 89 (88.46) Crvena zvezda have finished this match with 10 men due to two yellow cards of Milan Rodic.

Conference league 2022-23 season, elimination stage 3, leg 1 (night 1 out of 2):

Viborg - B36 3:0

Scorers: 1:0 20-pen (20.12) Jacob Jensen
               2:0 48 (47.52) Clint Leemans
               3:0 52 (51.49) Marokhy Ndione

Riga - Gil vicente 1:1

Scorers: 1:0 17 (16.56) Douglas Aurelio
               1:1 63 (62.32) Juan Manuel Boselli Graf

Wolfsberger - Gzira 0:0

Dunajska Streda - FcsB 0:1

Scorer: 0:1 69 Joonas Tamm

- Minute before the goal was scored, the home team remained to play with 10 players because Dominik Kruzliak was awarded with his second yellow card.