02 September 2020

Quartet of draws performed in two days

Over these couple of days the European football association staged two draws each for both of its international club tournaments. In those events (miraculously) there are two routes presented in each one of them.

First it was the Champions league on 31 August with the lot of the penultimate (third) qualifying round. Duels for this phase are set to be played on 15 and 16 September.

Champions path:
Ferencvaros - Dinamo Zagreb.
Midtjylland - Young boys Bern.
Omonia - Crvena zvezda,
Qarabag - Molde.
Maccabi Tel Aviv - Dynamo Brest.

League path:
PAOK - Benfica.
Dynamo Kyiv - AZ.
Gent - Rapid Vienna.

Twenty four hours later it was the draw for the last (playoff) qualifying round. Elimination phase number four will be the only one who is going to be played over two legs: 22 and 23 September are the first matches, while seven nights later are the return duels. Six losers from this round will automatically travel into the group stages of the Europa league.

Champions path:
Slavia Praha - Midtjylland or Young boys Bern.
Maccabi Tel Aviv or Dynamo Brest - Red bull Salzburg.
Olympiacos - Omonia or Crvena zvezda,
Qarabag or Molde - Ferencvaros or Dinamo Zagreb.

League path:
Krasnodar - PAOK or Benfica.
Gent or Rapid Vienna - Dynamo Kyiv or AZ.

And speaking of Europa league, yesterday was the layout for the second qualifying round. This stage is going to finish on one night - 17 September.

Champions path:
Inter club d'Escaldes - Dundalk.
KuPS - Slovan Bratislava.
Linfield - Floriana.
Riga - Tre fiori.
Djurgarden - Europa.
Flora - KR.
Astana - Buducnost.
Ararat-Armenia - Fola.
Connah's Quay nomads - Dinamo Tbilisi.

Main path:
Hammary - Lech.
Kaisar - APOEL.
Kalju or Mura - Aarhus.
Maccabi Haifa or Zeljeznicar - Kairat.
Locomotive Tbilisi - Dynamo Moscow.
Neftci - Galatasaray.
B36 - The new saints.
Coleraine - Motherwell.
IFK - Kobenhavn.
Backa Topola - FcsB.
Teuta - Granada.
OFI - Apollon.
Progres - Willem II.
Viking - Aberdeen.
Standard Liege - Bala town.
Sfantul - Partizan.
CSKA Sofia - BATE.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv - Tottenham.
Laci - Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Aris - Kolos.
Honved - Malmo.
Ventspils - Rosenborg.
Riteriai - Slovan Liberec.
Lincoln red imps - Glasgow rangers.
Servette - Reims.
Borac Banja Luka - Rio Ave.
Olimpija Ljubljana - Zrinsjki.
Kukesi - Wolfsburg.
Dunajska Streda - Jablonec.
Piast - Hartberg.
Osijek - Basel.
Shamrock rovers - Milan.
Hibernians - Fehervar.
Bodo/Glimt - Zalgiris.

Today were drawn the pairs for the penultimate qualifying round. Date for this stage is 24 September where after that will be known which clubs are going to participate in the last elimination round.

Champions path:
Sarajevo - Astana or Buducnost.
Sheriff - Inter club d'Escaldes or Dundalk.
Ararat-Armenia or Fola - Celje.
Riga or Tre fiori - Celtic.
KuPS or Slovan Bratislava - Suduva.
KI - Connah's Quay nomads or Dinamo Tbilisi.
Djurgarden or Europa - Cluj.
Linfield or Floriana - Flora or KR.

Main path:
[Kalju or Mura - Aarhus] - PSV.
Honved or Malmo - Lokomotiva Zagreb.
Sporting - Viking or Aberdeen.
Charleroi - Sfantul or Partizan.
Ventspils or Rosenborg - Alanyaspor.
Kukesi or Wolfsburg - Desna.
Hibernians or Fehervar - Servette or Reims.
Teuta or Granada - Locomotive Tbilisi or Dynamo Moscow.
Rijeka - Aris or Kolos.
Saint Gallen - AEK.
LASK - Dunajska Streda or Jablonec.
Shamrock rovers or Milan - Bodo/Glimt or Zalgiris.
Standard Liege or Bala town - Vojvodina.
Rostov - [Maccabi Haifa or Zeljeznicar - Kairat].
Progres or Willem II - Lincoln red imps or Glasgow rangers.
OFI or Apollon - Hammarby or Lech.
Besiktas - Borac Banja Luka or Rio Ave.
Backa Topola or FcsB - Riteriai or Slovan Liberec.
Laci or Hapoel Be'er Sheva - Coleraine or Motherwell.
IFK or Kobenhavn - Piast or Hartberg.
Osijek or Basel - Anorthosis.
Viktoria Plzen - SonderjyskE.
Kaisar or APOEL - Olimpija Ljubljana or Zrinjski.
CSKA Sofia or BATE - B36 or The new saints.


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