Liverpool prosper in Tuesday's play-off openers

Liverpool spoiled Hoffenheim's European debut, FCSB stood tall to earn a draw at Sporting, and CSKA Moskva won away at Young Boys thanks to a bizarre own goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring on his European debut for Liverpool
Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring on his European debut for Liverpool ©Getty Images

Tuesday night's play-off first leg results (click scoreline for full coverage and highlights)

APOEL 2-0 Slavia Praha
Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool
Qarabağ 1-0 København
Sporting CP 0-0 FCSB
Young Boys 0-1 CSKA Moskva

Wednesday night's first legs

Celtic v Astana
Hapoel Beer-Sheva v Maribor
İstanbul Başakşehir v Sevilla
Napoli v Nice
Olympiacos v Rijeka

What comes next?

The second legs will take place next Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 August. The winners of each tie will go into the draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage, which takes place in Monaco at 18:00CET on Thursday 24 August.

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