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UEFA Champions League first qualifying round draw

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UEFA Champions League first qualifying round draw

The first qualifying round consists of 34 teams, including the winners of the preliminary round.

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First qualifying round ties: 18/19 August

Ferencváros (HUN) vs Djurgården (SWE)
Celtic (SCO) vs KR Reykjavík (ISL)
Legia Warszawa (POL) vs Linfield (NIR)
Sheriff (MDA) vs Fola Esch (LUX)
Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL) vs Sarajevo (BIH)
Crvena zvezda (SRB) vs Europa (GIB)
Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) vs Ludogorets (BUL)
Ararat-Armenia (ARM) vs Omonia (CYP)
Floriana (MLT) vs CFR Cluj (ROU)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) vs Riga (LVA)
Qarabağ (AZE) vs Sileks (MKD)
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) vs Tirana (ALB)
Dynamo Brest (BLR) vs Astana (KAZ)
Molde (NOR) vs KuPS (FIN)
Flora Tallinn (EST) vs Sūduva (LTU)
Celje (SVN) vs Dundalk (IRL)
KÍ (FRO) vs Slovan Bratislava (SVK)

  • One-off ties, with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required. Winners advance to the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round; all losing sides progress to the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.



33 New entrants
1 Preliminary round winner


The 34 teams were divided equally between seeded and unseeded clubs in accordance with the club coefficient rankings.

Group 1

Celtic (SCO)
Legia Warszawa (POL)
Ferencváros (HUN)

Djurgården (SWE)
Winner of preliminary round: Drita (KOS)/Linfield (NIR)
KR Reykjavík (ISL)

Group 2

Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Sheriff (MDA)
Sarajevo (BIH)

Fola Esch (LUX)
Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL)
Europa (GIB)

Group 3

Ludogorets (BUL)
CFR Cluj (ROU)
Omonia (CYP)

Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
Ararat-Armenia (ARM)
Floriana (MLT)

Group 4

Astana (KAZ)
Qarabağ (AZE)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)

Dynamo Brest (BLR)
Riga (LVA)
Tirana (ALB)
Sileks (MKD)

Group 5

Molde (NOR)
Dundalk (IRL)
Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Sūduva (LTU)

Flora Tallinn (EST)
Celje (SVN)

Draw procedure

The UEFA administration formed groups for the draw to avoid clubs without an approved stadium being drawn against each other, in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee.

For each group, two pots were prepared; one for the seeded teams and the other for the unseeded teams.

For each group, the balls containing the names of the seeded teams were placed in one bowl and the balls containing the names of the unseeded teams were put into another bowl. One ball was taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they were shuffled.

The club drawn first plays the single leg of the tie at home if no fixture reversals apply.

The same procedure was carried out with the remaining balls to complete all the pairings of the first group and then repeated to determine the pairings for the remaining groups.

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