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Third qualifying round : 31 Jul-1 Aug 2012

31 July 2012
Dynamo Kyiv2-1Feyenoord
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) – Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
05/24/2013 15:46:43
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED) – Stadium: Fir Park, Motherwell (SCO)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
1 August 2012
Referee: Sascha Kever (SUI) – Stadium: Gorodskoi Stadion, Borisov (BLR)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
H. Kiryat Shmona4-0Neftçi
Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL) – Stadium: Itztadion Kiryat Eliezer, Haifa (ISR)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
Sheriff0-1Dinamo Zagreb
Referee: Lee Probert (ENG) – Stadium: Stadionul Sheriff, Tiraspol (MDA)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (FRA) – Stadium: Molde Stadion, Molde (NOR)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (BUL) – Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca (CYP)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
København0-0Club Brugge
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU) – Stadium: Parken, Copenhagen (DEN)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS) – Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor (SVN)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL) – Stadium: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO) – Stadium: Municipal Stadium Wroclaw, Wroclaw (POL)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
CFR Cluj1-0Liberec
Referee: Bülent Yıldırım (TUR) – Stadium: Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu, Cluj-Napoca (ROU)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE) – Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
11/30/2012 14:27:30
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) – Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul (TUR)
11/30/2012 14:27:30

Third qualifying round : 7-8 August 2012

Last updated: 31/07/2015 01:05 CET


Road to the final

The UEFA Champions League comprises three qualifying rounds, a play-off round, a group stage and four knockout rounds.

In matches in the three qualifying rounds and the play-off stage, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis. The club which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.

Group stage
The ten winners in the play-off round ties – five from the best-placed path and five from the champions path – join 22 automatic entrants in the 32-team group stage. The clubs are split into eight groups of four teams, who play home and away against each of their pool opponents between September and December to decide which two teams from each section advance to the first knockout round. The third-place finishers in each group enter the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Knockout phase
From the last 16 until the semi-finals, clubs play two matches against each other on a home-and-away basis with the same rules as the qualifying and play-off rounds applied. In the last 16, group winners play runners-up other than teams from their own pool or nation, while from the quarter-finals on the draw is free.

The final is decided by a single match, which this season will be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25 May 2013.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.

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