NK Maribor have “a big opportunity” to get the result that they need in Glasgow next week to progress into the UEFA Champions League group stage, their captain Tavares told UEFA.com following their 1-1 first-leg draw against Celtic FC.
AaB bemoan missed opportunity
Aalborg BK’s Mathias Wichmann said it was a “huge blow” after the Danish side let a lead go against APOEL FC to end the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off tie 1-1.
Morais: Away goal was ‘important’
APOEL FC’s Nuno Morais told UEFA.com that the equalising goal his side scored against Aalborg BK was “very important” while praising his team’s defensive organisation in the UEFA Champions League play-off first leg.
LOSC take positives from defeat
LOSC Lille’s Simon Kjær told UEFA.com that losing the first leg of their play-off against FC Porto was “disappointing” but that there were things that they can work on which will still give them a chance of qualifying for the group stage.
Win was key for Porto
FC Porto’s Bruno Martins-Indi said that winning the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off against LOSC Lille was the most important thing, while admitting that the Portuguese side had opportunities to score more goals after the match ended 1-0.
Zenit result pleases Villas-Boas
FC Zenit coach André Villas-Boas proclaimed himself “very happy” with the Russian side’s first-leg display against R. Standard de Liège, as they took a 1-0 advantage, but warned that he expects a “difficult game” in the return match in Russia.
Stokes confident of Celtic win
Celtic FC’s Anthony Stokes told UEFA.com “we fancy our chances” after the Scottish side came away from their UEFA Champions League play-off first leg against NK Maribor with a 1-1 draw in Slovenia.
Malmö's Rosenberg 'confident'
Malmö FF's Markus Rosenberg told UEFA.com that he was "very happy" after his side scored a vital last-gasp away goal in their 2-1 defeat against FC Salzburg, keeping the tie closely balanced ahead of the second leg in Sweden.
Ba: Kick-off shot was 'instinct'
Beşiktaş JK striker Demba Ba said that his shot from the kick-off was pure "instinct" after his side drew 0-0 with Arsenal FC in Turkey.
Napoli 'reaction' pleases Benítez
Rafael Benítez said that his side's "reaction was really good" after SSC Napoli came back from behind to draw the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off against Athletic Club 1-1 in Italy.
See your favourite Steaua moments
We asked for your top five FC Steaua Bucureşti memories from the club’s rich history in the European Cup on Twitter via @championsleague – here they are.
Recall Mourinho Porto triumph
Watch the highlights of FC Porto's 2004 UEFA Champions League final victory against AS Monaco as José Mourinho's side made it back-to-back European trophies.
Highlights of Porto 1987 glory
Watch the highlights from the 1987 European Champion Clubs' Cup final as FC Porto became the first Portuguese winners in a quarter of a century against FC Bayern München.
Final three revealed: Neuer, Robben, Ronaldo
Athletic happy to be back
After a 16 year absence, Athletic Club are back in the UEFA Champions League this season and Jon Berasategi told UEFA.com that he is looking forward to their play-off round matches against SSC Napoli.
Gomes on Porto's challenge
Former FC Porto legend Fernando Gomes spoke to UEFA.com about his club's chances of making it into the UEFA Champions League group stage after the two-time winners were drawn against LOSC Lille in the play-off round.
Beşiktaş looking forward to ‘great experience’
After Beşiktaş JK were drawn against Arsenal FC in the UEFA Champions League play-off round, UEFA.com spoke to Erdal Torunoğulları about the Turkish club’s chances of making it into the group stage of the competition.
Arsenal excited by Beşiktaş challenge
UEFA.com spoke to Arsenal FC club secretary David Miles after his club were paired with Beşiktaş JK in the UEFA Champions League play-off round draw.
See how AaB held Man. United
With Aalborg BK now just two games away from the UEFA Champions League group stage, watch highlights of a memorable night for the Danish side the last time they made it that far as they claimed a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United FC in 2008.
Watch five stunning play-off round goals
UEFA.com delves into the archives to show you five of the best goals from the first ever UEFA Champions League play-off round in 2009/10, starring Sergio Agüero and Alberto Gilardino.
Watch classic Standard Liège goal
How Barcelona ended 14-year wait
Watch highlights as goals from Samuel Eto'o and Juliano Belletti helped FC Barcelona become champions of Europe for the first time in 14 years in 2006 against Arsenal FC.
See your favourite Celtic moments
On Twitter via @championsleague, we asked for your top five Celtic FC memories from the club’s rich history in the European Cup – here they are.
St Pat’s excited by 'phenomenal' draw
"It would be phenomenial" admitted Anthony Delaney of Saint Patrick's Athletic FC after the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw threw up the possibility of them facing Celtic FC.
St Pat’s clash would be ‘quite an event’
Ronnie Hawthorn spoke to UEFA.com after the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw threw up the possibility of a tie between Celtic FC and Saint Patrick's Athletic FC.
Yermakovich targetting BATE return
FC BATE Borisov coach Alyaksandr Yermakovich is confident that the Belarussian champions can return to the UEFA Champions League group stage this season, telling UEFA.com that the club "owe it" to their fans.
St Patrick’s await Legia test
UEFA.com travelled to Dublin to join Saint Patrick’s Athletic FC as they found out who they would draw in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.
UEFA Champions Festival highlights
UEFA.com reviews some of the highlights from Lisbon that made the 2014 UEFA Champions Festival an unforgettable experience.
Mazzola looks back at 'greatest achievement'
On the 50th anniversary of FC Internazionale Milano's European Champion Clubs' Cup victory against Real Madrid CF, goalscorer Sandro Mazzola recalls a triumph he fondly looks back on as his "greatest".