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Eight in place for 2004/05

Published: Tuesday 4 May 2004, 0.57CET
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Published: Tuesday 4 May 2004, 0.57CET

Eight in place for 2004/05

Eight teams have so far claimed a place in the group stage of next season's UEFA Champions League.
As league seasons reach a conclusion around Europe, eight teams have so far claimed a place in the group stage of next season's UEFA Champions League.

First 16
AC Milan, AS Roma, Arsenal FC, FC Porto, Celtic FC, SV Werder Bremen, Panathinaikos FC and Olympiacos CFP will all definitely be in the first 16 for the 2004/05 staging of Europe's premier club competition. Of the eight, Porto are the only side who could still qualify as holders instead of domestic champions, having progressed to the last four of this season's edition.

Guaranteed places
In the case of Bremen in Germany and Panathinaikos and Olympiacos in Greece, these clubs remain unsure of their final league positions, although they are already guaranteed places in the Champions League group stage.

Third qualifying round
Six teams are already confirmed too for the third qualifying round. These are Juventus FC, Rangers FC, Belgian champions RSC Anderlecht, Czech champions FC Baník Ostrava, Swiss champions FC Basel and the new champions of Israel, Maccabi Haifa FC. In total, sixteen sides will progress from the qualifying rounds into the group stage.

Details of all the teams presently in position to qualify for the group stage proper or the qualifying competition can be found in the table below.

2004/05 UEFA Champions League
Teams in bold confirmed, all others provisional
IOC Stage Club
- Grp Holders
ESP Grp Valencia CF
ESP Grp Real Madrid CF
ESP Q3 FC Barcelona
ESP Q3 RC Deportivo La Coruña
ITA Grp AC Milan
ITA Grp AS Roma
ITA Q3 Juventus FC
ITA Q3 Parma AC
ENG Grp Arsenal FC
ENG Grp Chelsea FC
ENG Q3 Manchester United FC
ENG Q3 Liverpool FC
GER Grp SV Werder Bremen*
GER Grp FC Bayern München
GER Q3 VfB Stuttgart
FRA Grp Olympique Lyonnais
FRA Grp AS Monaco FC
FRA Q3 Paris Saint-Germain FC
GRE Grp Panathinaikos FC*
GRE Grp Olympiacos CFP*
POR Grp FC Porto
POR Q3 SL Benfica
HOL Grp AFC Ajax
HOL Q3 PSV Eindhoven
SCO Grp Celtic FC
SCO Q3 Rangers FC
TUR Q3 Fenerbahçe SK
TUR Q2 Trabzonspor
BEL Q3 RSC Anderlecht
BEL Q2 Club Brugge KV
CZE Q3 FC Baník Ostrava
CZE Q2 AC Sparta Praha
SUI Q3 FC Basel 1893
SUI Q2 BSC Young Boys
UKR Q3 FC Dynamo Kyiv
UKR Q2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
ISR Q3 Maccabi Haifa FC
ISR Q2 Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC
AUT Q2 Grazer AK
POL Q2 Wisla Kraków
SMN Q2 FK Crvena Zvezda
NOR Q2 Rosenborg BK
BUL Q2 PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv
CRO Q2 NK Dinamo Zagreb
SWE Q2 Djurgårdens IF
DEN Q2 Esbjerg fB
SVK Q2 FK Dukla Banská Bystrica
ROM Q1 FC Dinamo Bucuresti
HUN Q1 Debreceni VSC
SLO Q1 NK Gorica
FIN Q1 HJK Helsinki
LAT Q1 FC Skonto
MOL Q1 FC Sheriff Tiraspol
GEO Q1 FC Sioni Bolnisi
BHZ Q1 NK Široki Brijeg
LIT Q1 FBK Kaunas
ISL Q1 KR Reykjavík
MKD Q1 FK Pobeda
BLS Q1 FC Gomel
IRL Q1 Shelbourne FC
MLT Q1 Sliema Wanderers FC
ARM Q1 FC Pyunik
WAL Q1 Rhyl FC
LIE Q1 -
ALB Q1 KF Tirana
EST Q1 FC Flora
NIR Q1 Linfield FC
LUX Q1 AS Jeunesse Esch
FAR Q1 HB Tórshavn
AZE Q1 FK Shamkir
KAZ Q1 FC Irtysh Pavlodar
AND Q1 -
SMR Q1 -
SV Werder Bremen, Panathinaikos FC and Olympiacos CFP have all qualified for the group stage although their final league position is not yet known

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