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UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw

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The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw will take place on 18 July.

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The 2022/23 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw ceremony is scheduled to begin at midday CET on Monday 18 July, at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.


The line-up is subject to final confirmation by UEFA.

Champions path

Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Apollon Limassol (CYP)
10 second qualifying round winners (Champions path)

League path

Benfica (POR)
Rangers (SCO)
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Monaco (FRA)
Sturm Graz (AUT)
Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL)
2 second qualifying round winners (League path)

How the draw works

  • There are two draws: one for the 12 teams in the Champions path, the other for the eight sides in the League path.
  • The draw includes some teams taking part in the second qualifying round on 19/20 & 26/27 July. The higher coefficient of the two clubs involved in an undecided pairing will be used for the purposes of the draw.
  • The teams in each draw will be divided equally between seeded and unseeded sides in accordance with the club coefficient rankings.
  • The balls containing the names of the seeded teams will be placed in one bowl and the balls containing the unseeded sides will be put into another bowl. One ball will be taken from each bowl and placed in a large empty bowl in the middle, where they will be shuffled. The first team drawn will play the first leg at home.
  • UEFA may form groups for the draw in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee. Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other.

What happens next?

The third qualifying round winners advance to the play-off round. Defeated teams in the Champions path transfer to the UEFA Europa League play-off round; League path losers will line up in the Europa League group stage.

What are the key qualifying dates?

18 July: Third qualifying round draw
19/20 July: Second qualifying round first legs
26/27 July: Second qualifying round second legs
2 August: Play-off round draw
2/3 August: Third qualifying round first legs
9 August: Third qualifying round second legs
16/17 August: Play-off round first legs
23/24 August: Play-off round second legs