The UEFA Champions League group stage edged a little closer this week as the lineup for the third qualifying round was finalised. UEFA.com has the full draw details.
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The UEFA Champions League third qualifying round lineup is complete after the conclusion of the second qualifying round deciders on Wednesday evening.
While the five league route fixtures were already known following the draw last Friday, there were 17 second qualifying round ties to be wrapped up this week before the full picture became clear. The final six second legs took place on Wednesday, with FC Aktobe, HJK Helsinki, Legia Warszawa, Malmö FF, NK Maribor and FC Steaua Bucureşti all making their way through.
The next stage of Europe's premier club competition will unfold over two legs on 29/30 July and 5/6 August, with the 15 victorious sides moving to within two games of the group stage. The ten winners in the champions route meet each other in the play-offs; Arsenal FC, FC Porto, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SSC Napoli and Athletic Club await the five clubs that progress through the league route.
Third qualifying round (29/30 July and 5/6 August)
Qarabağ FK (AZE) v FC Salzburg (AUT)
Debreceni VSC (HUN) v FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) v FC Sheriff (MDA)
Aalborg BK (DEN) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Legia Warszawa (POL) v Celtic FC (SCO)
FC Aktobe (KAZ) v FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU)
NK Maribor (SVN) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) v APOEL FC (CYP)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) v Malmö FF (SWE)
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) v FK Partizan (SRB)
AEL Limassol FC (CYP) v FC Zenit (RUS)
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR) v FC København (DEN)
Feyenoord (NED) v Beşiktaş JK (TUR)
Grasshopper Club (SUI) v LOSC Lille (FRA)
R. Standard de Liège (BEL) v Panathinaikos FC (GRE)