Liverpool and Sporting make it as Qarabağ create history

CSKA Moskva, Sporting CP, Liverpool and APOEL have completed the UEFA Champions League group stage line-up along with Qarabağ, the first Azerbaijani team to qualify.

Emre Can scored twice for the first time in his career as Liverpool won through
Emre Can scored twice for the first time in his career as Liverpool won through ©AFP/Getty Images

CSKA Moskva, Sporting CP, Liverpool and APOEL have completed the UEFA Champions League group stage line-up along with Qarabağ, the first Azerbaijani team to qualify. Young Boys, FCSB, København, Hoffenheim and Slavia Praha suffered play-off defeats and drop into the UEFA Europa League.

Wednesday's play-off second legs
CSKA Moskva 2-0 Young Boys
(agg: 3-0)
FCSB 1-5 Sporting CP (agg: 1-5)

København
2-1 Qarabağ (agg: 2-2, Qarabağ win on away goals)
Liverpool 4-2 Hoffenheim (agg: 6-3)

Slavia Praha 0-0 APOEL (agg: 0-2)

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Highlights: Qarabağ lose but go through
Highlights: Qarabağ lose but go through
  • are the first team from Azerbaijan to reach the group stage, meaning 33 of UEFA's 55 member associations have been represented at that stage.

Tuesday's second legs
Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg: 4-8)
Maribor 1-0 Hapoel Beer-Sheva
(agg: 2-2, Maribor win on away goals)
Nice 0-2 Napoli
(agg: 0-4)
Rijeka 0-1 Olympiacos
(agg: 1-3)
Sevilla 2-2 İstanbul Başakşehir (agg: 4-3)

Highlights: Liverpool see off Hoffenheim
Highlights: Liverpool see off Hoffenheim

What comes next?

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.

Teams in the group stage

Highlights: Sporting score five against FCSB
Highlights: Sporting score five against FCSB

Pot 1
Real Madrid (ESP, holders)
Bayern München (GER)
Juventus (ITA)
Benfica (POR)
Chelsea (ENG)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Monaco (FRA)
Spartak Moskva (RUS)

Highlights: CSKA too good for Young Boys
Highlights: CSKA too good for Young Boys

Other pots tbc
Barcelona (ESP)
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Sevilla (ESP)
Manchester City (ENG)
Porto (POR)
Manchester United (ENG)
Napoli (ITA)
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Basel (SUI)
Olympiacos (GRE)
Anderlecht (BEL)
Liverpool (ENG)
Roma (ITA)
Beşiktaş (TUR)
Celtic (SCO)
CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Sporting CP (POR)
APOEL (CYP)
Feyenoord (NED)
Maribor (SVN)
Qarabağ (AZE)
RB Leipzig (GER)