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First and second qualifying round draws

The first qualifying round draw began the road to the 2015/16 final.

First and second qualifying round draws

The first qualifying round draw began the road to the 2015/16 final.

12.00CET, 22 June, Nyon

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Second qualifying round draw balls

First qualifying round draw
The eight teams were separated into two pots according to coefficient, with the four highest-ranked sides seeded.

Lincoln FC (GIB) v FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Crusaders FC (NIR) v FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
FC Pyunik (ARM) v SS Folgore (SMR)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) v The New Saints FC (WAL)

• Ties played on 30 June/1 July and 7/8 July.

Second qualifying round draw
• The champions of the 30 nations who enter in this round are joined by the four first qualifying round winners. Four balls contained slips of paper reading 'Winner first qualifying round tie 1' to 'Winner first qualifying round tie 4' and took the coefficient of the seeded team in each of those ties.

• Before the draw teams were split into groups with equal numbers of seeded and unseeded teams who were drawn together.

Hibernians FC (MLT) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
APOEL FC (CYP) v FK Vardar (MKD)
Qarabağ FK (AZE) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (MNE)
FK Sarajevo (BIH) v KKS Lech Poznań (POL)
NK Maribor (SVN) v FC Astana (KAZ)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) v Dundalk FC (IRL)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) v FK Ventspils (LVA)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) v Lincoln FC (GIB)/FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Molde FK (NOR) v FC Pyunik (ARM)/SS Folgore (SMR)
Malmö FF (SWE) v FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
Celtic FC (SCO) v Stjarnan (ISL)
FK AS Trenčín (SVK) v FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU)
FK Partizan (SRB) v FC Dila Gori (GEO)
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) v FC Milsami Orhei (MDA)
CS Fola Esch (LUX) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
KF Skënderbeu (ALB) v Crusaders FC (NIR)/FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO)/ The New Saints FC (WAL) v Videoton FC (HUN)

• Ties played on 14/15 and 21/22 July.

Both draws
Balls containing the seeded clubs from one group were placed in one bowl, with balls for the unseeded clubs in the same group positioned in another. A ball was taken from each bowl and put into a large empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled. The first team drawn plays its first match at home, against the second team drawn.

2015/16 UEFA Champions League draw schedule
Dates subject to change

DateLocationDraw details
22/06/15NyonFirst and second qualifying round
17/07/15NyonThird qualifying round
07/08/15NyonPlay-off round
27/08/15MonacoGroup stage
14/12/15NyonRound of 16
15/04/16NyonSemi-finals and final
2015/16 UEFA Champions League match calendar
First qualifying round, first leg30/06–01/07/15
First qualifying round, second leg07–08/07/15
Second qualifying round, first leg14–15/07/15
Second qualifying round, second leg21–22/07/15
Third qualifying round, first leg28–29/07/15
Third qualifying round, second leg04–05/08/15
Play-off round, first leg18–19/08/15
Play-off round, second leg25–26/08/15
Group stage, matchday one15–16/09/15
Group stage, matchday two29–30/09/15
Group stage, matchday three20–21/10/15
Group stage, matchday four03–04/11/15
Group stage, matchday five24–25/11/15
Group stage, matchday six08–09/12/15
Round of 16, first leg16–17/02/16 and 23–24/02/16
Round of 16, second leg08–09/03/16 and 15–16/03/16
Quarter-finals, first leg05–06/04/16
Quarter-finals, second leg12–13/04/16
Semi-finals, first leg26–27/04/16
Semi-finals, second leg03–04/05/16
Final (San Siro, Milan)28/05/16



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