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Twenty ready for Friday's play-off draw

The lineup for Friday's play-off draw is complete after this week's third qualifying round ties and features two former winners along with four clubs seeking their group stage bow.

Play-off lineup ©Cyfrasport

There will be two former European Cup winners in Friday's draw for the UEFA Champions League play-offs − as well as four teams with no group stage experience whatsoever − after the lineup was completed on Wednesday.

Two-time champions SL Benfica were one of the 15 clubs to make it through the third qualifying round. They are among five of this week's winners entering the hat for the league route along with four-time champions FC Bayern München, 2006 runners-up Arsenal FC, Olympique Lyonnais, Udinese Calcio and Villarreal CF − all of whom qualified for the play-offs automatically.

The only team in the league route without prior experience of the tournament are Denmark's Odense BK, 5-4 aggregate winners against Panathinaikos FC on Tuesday. The champions route, by contrast, features three sides seeking a first stab at the UEFA Champions League group stage in FC Viktoria Plzeň, Malmö FF and Wisła Kraków. It should be added, however, that both Malmö, European Cup runners-up in 1979, and Wisła, quarter-finalists the same year, have a back story when it comes to the competition.

The club in the champions route with most group stage participations are Austria's SK Sturm Graz, though you have to go back to 2000/01 for the last of their three appearances. The ten teams in the champions route will be divided, with five seeded and five unseeded in accordance with the UEFA club coefficient rankings. For the league route the sides will be split according to the club rankings established at the beginning of the season.

The play-off draws for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday, starting at 12.00CET and 13.30CET respectively.

Qualified asLast in GS
2010/11**European Cup best***
Champions route
FC KøbenhavnChampions, Denmark2010/112R16Round of 16 (2011)
FC BATE BorisovChampions, Belarus
2008/091UEL GSGroup stage
Maccabi Haifa FCChampions, Israel
2009/102UEL 3QRGroup stage
NK Dinamo ZagrebChampions, Croatia
1999/002UEL GSGroup stage
APOEL FCChampions, Cyprus
2009/101UEL 2QRGroup stage
Wisła KrakówChampions, Poland
UEL 3QRQuarter-finals (1979)
SK Sturm GrazChampions, Austria
2000/013UEL POGroup stage
KRC GenkChampions, Belgium
2002/031UEL POGroup stage
FC Viktoria PlzeňChampions, Czech Republic
Malmö FFChampions, Sweden
Runners-up (1979)
League route
FC Bayern MünchenThird, Germany2010/1114R16Winners (1974, 1975, 1976, 2001)
Arsenal FCFourth, England2010/1113R16Runners-up (2006)
Olympique LyonnaisThird, France2010/1111R16Semi-finals (2010)
SL BenficaRunners-up, Portugal2010/116GSWinners (1961, 1962)
Villarreal CFFourth, Spain2008/092UEL SFSemi-finals (2006)
FC TwenteRunners-up, Netherlands2010/111GSGroup stage
FC Rubin KazanThird, Russia2010/112GSGroup stage
Udinese CalcioFourth, Italy2005/061Group stage
FC ZürichRunners-up, Switzerland2009/101Semi-finals (1964, 1977)
Odense BKRunners-up, DenmarkUEL GSFirst round (1979, 1984, 1991)

Seeded teams in bold
*Past groupstage appearances
**UEFA Champions League unless stated
***Includes pre-1992 European Champion Clubs' Cup

UEL – UEFA Europa League
2QR – second qualifying round
3QR – third qualifying round
PO – play-offs
GS – group stage
R16 – round of 16
QF – quarter-finals
SF – semi-finals

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