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UEFA Champions League third qualifying round draw

The UEFA Champions League third qualifying round begins on Tuesday 15 September.

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The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round will takes place on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 September.

2020/21 calendar

Third qualifying round ties

League Path

Tuesday 15 September
PAOK (GRE) vs Benfica (POR)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) vs AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Gent (BEL) vs Rapid Wien (AUT)

Champions Path

Wednesday 16 September
Ferencváros (HUN) vs GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Qarabağ (AZE) vs Molde (NOR)
Omonia (CYP) vs Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Midtjylland (DEN) vs Young Boys (SUI)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) vs Dinamo Brest (BLR)

• One-off ties, with extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required. Winners advance to the UEFA Champions League play-offs; losing sides progress to either the UEFA Europa League play-offs or group stage.

How the draw worked

The draw took place on Monday 31 August. The teams in each draw were divided equally between seeded and unseeded clubs in accordance with the club coefficient rankings.

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 first team drawn will play the tie at home.

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