FC Zenit coach André Villas-Boas proclaimed himself “very happy” with the Russian side’s first-leg display against R. Standard de Liège, as they took a 1-0 advantage, but warned that he expects a “difficult game” in the return match in Russia.
Five of the best play-off round goals
UEFA.com delves into the archives to show you five of the best goals from the first ever UEFA Champions League play-off round in 2009/10, starring Sergio Agüero and Alberto Gilardino.
Recall Mourinho Porto triumph
Watch the highlights of FC Porto's 2004 UEFA Champions League final victory against AS Monaco as José Mourinho's side made it back-to-back European trophies.
Stokes confident of Celtic win
Celtic FC’s Anthony Stokes told UEFA.com “we fancy our chances” after the Scottish side came away from their UEFA Champions League play-off first leg against NK Maribor with a 1-1 draw in Slovenia.
Win was key for Porto
FC Porto’s Bruno Martins-Indi said that winning the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off against LOSC Lille was the most important thing, while admitting that the Portuguese side had opportunities to score more goals after the match ended 1-0.
Morais: Away goal was ‘important’
APOEL FC’s Nuno Morais told UEFA.com that the equalising goal his side scored against Aalborg BK was “very important” while praising his team’s defensive organisation in the UEFA Champions League play-off first leg.
AaB bemoan missed opportunity
Aalborg BK’s Mathias Wichmann said it was a “huge blow” after the Danish side let a lead go against APOEL FC to end the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off tie 1-1.
Tavares: Maribor have ‘big chance’
NK Maribor have “a big opportunity” to get the result that they need in Glasgow next week to progress into the UEFA Champions League group stage, their captain Tavares told UEFA.com following their 1-1 first-leg draw against Celtic FC.
LOSC take positives from defeat
LOSC Lille’s Simon Kjær told UEFA.com that losing the first leg of their play-off against FC Porto was “disappointing” but that there were things that they can work on which will still give them a chance of qualifying for the group stage.
See how AaB held Man. United
With Aalborg BK now just two games away from the UEFA Champions League group stage, watch highlights of a memorable night for the Danish side the last time they made it that far as they claimed a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United FC in 2008.
Watch classic Standard Liège goal
See your top five Steaua moments
We asked for your top five FC Steaua Bucureşti memories from the club’s rich history in the European Cup on Twitter via @championsleague – here they are.
Benítez joy at Napoli reaction
Rafael Benítez said that his side's "reaction was really good" after SSC Napoli came back from behind to draw the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off against Athletic Club 1-1 in Italy.
Ba: Kick-off shot was 'instinct'
Beşiktaş JK striker Demba Ba said that his shot from the kick-off was pure "instinct" after his side drew 0-0 with Arsenal FC in Turkey.
Di Stéfano's final of '58
Real Madrid CF legends Alfredo di Stéfano and Francisco Gento reflect on the club’s third European Champion Clubs’ Cup win in their famous run of five, a final against AC Milan that Gento describes as “their most difficult”.