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UEFA Champions League second qualifying round draw

The second qualifying round consists of 26 teams, including 17 winners from the previous round.

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10 August, Nyon

There were two draws: one for 20 teams in the Champions Path, the other featuring six clubs in the League Path.

Champions Path

CFR Cluj (ROU) vs GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Young Boys (SUI) vs KÍ (FRO)
Celtic (SCO) vs Ferencváros (HUN)
Sūduva (LTU) vs Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Legia Warszawa (POL) vs Omonia (CYP)
Celje (SVN) vs Molde (NOR)
Ludogorets (BUL) vs Midtjylland (DEN)
Dynamo Brest (BLR) vs Sarajevo (BIH)
Qarabağ (AZE) vs Sheriff (MDA)
Tirana (ALB) vs Crvena zvezda (SRB)

League Path

AZ Alkmaar (NED) vs Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
PAOK (GRE) vs Beşiktaş (TUR)
Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO) vs Rapid Wien (AUT)

Teams

Champions Path
3 New entrants
17 First qualifying round winners

League Path
6 New entrants

Seedings

The teams in each draw were divided equally between seeded and unseeded clubs in accordance with the club coefficient rankings. Because the first qualifying round had not yet taken place, the clubs in each tie took the higher individual coefficient of the two sides involved.

Champions Path

Group 1

Seeded
Celtic (SCO)/KR Reykjavík (ISL)
GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Young Boys (SUI)

Unseeded
Floriana (MLT)/CFR Cluj (ROU)
Ferencváros (HUN)/Djurgården (SWE)
KÍ (FRO)/Slovan Bratislava (SVK)

Group 2

Seeded
Legia Warszawa (POL)/Drita (KOS)/Linfield (NIR)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)/Riga (LVA)
Molde (NOR)/KuPS (FIN)

Unseeded
Celje (SVN)/Dundalk (IRL)
Flora Tallinn (EST)/Sūduva (LTU)
Ararat-Armenia (ARM)/Omonia (CYP)

Group 3

Seeded
Dynamo Brest (BLR)/Astana (KAZ)
Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)/Ludogorets (BUL)
Crvena zvezda (SRB)/Europa (GIB)
Qarabağ (AZE)/Sileks (MKD)

Unseeded
Midtjylland (DEN)
Sheriff (MDA)/Fola Esch (LUX)
Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL)/Sarajevo (BIH)
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)/Tirana (ALB)

League Path

Seeded
Beşiktaş (TUR)
Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
Rapid Wien (AUT)

Unseeded
PAOK (GRE)
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO)

How the draw worked

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

The balls containing the names of the seeded teams/pairings were placed in one bowl and the balls containing the names of the unseeded teams/pairings 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 first team/pairing drawn will play the tie at home if no fixture reversals apply.

This season, all second qualifying round ties will be single-leg matches behind closed doors.

What happens next?

Ties take place on 25 or 26 August, with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required. Winners advance to the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round; all losing sides progress to the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.