Qualifying round draws start road to Milan

The 2015/16 season has begun with the first and second qualifying round draws in Nyon, Celtic FC and FC Steaua Bucureşti among the sides discovering their first opponents.

The draws for the first and second qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League have been made in Nyon, with former European champions FC Steaua Bucureşti and Celtic FC among the 38 sides discovering their fate.

2015/16 UEFA Champions League list of participants

First qualifying round draw
Lincoln FC (GIB) v FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Crusaders FC (NIR) v FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
FC Pyunik (ARM) v SS Folgore (SMR)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO) v The New Saints FC (WAL)

• Ties will be played on 30 June/1 July and 7/8 July.

Second qualifying round draw
Hibernians FC (MLT) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
APOEL FC (CYP) v FK Vardar (MKD)
Qarabağ FK (AZE) v FK Rudar Pljevlja (MNE)
FK Sarajevo (BIH) v KKS Lech Poznań (POL)
NK Maribor (SVN) v FC Astana (KAZ)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) v Dundalk FC (IRL)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) v FK Ventspils (LVA)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) v Lincoln FC (GIB)/FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Molde FK (NOR) v FC Pyunik (ARM)/SS Folgore (SMR)
Malmö FF (SWE) v FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
Celtic FC (SCO) v Stjarnan (ISL)
FK AS Trenčín (SVK) v FC Steaua Bucureşti (ROU)
FK Partizan (SRB) v FC Dila Gori (GEO)
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) v FC Milsami Orhei (MDA)
CS Fola Esch (LUX) v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
KF Skënderbeu (ALB) v Crusaders FC (NIR)/FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
B36 Tórshavn (FRO)/ The New Saints FC (WAL) v Videoton FC (HUN)

• Ties will be played on 14/15 and 21/22 July.

Draw key facts
• Midtjylland, Stjarnan, Milsami Orhei, Astana, Trenčín and Dila Gori are all making their first appearances in the European Cup.

• BATE, Ludogorets, Malmö, APOEL and Maribor were all in 2014/15 group stage.

• BATE (2008/09, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15), Debrecen (2009/10), Partizan (2010/11), APOEL (2009/10, 2011/12), Dinamo Zagreb (2011/12, 2012/13), Celtic (2013/14), Steaua (2013/14), Ludogorets (2014/15), Malmö (2014/15) and Maribor (2014/15) have all reached the group stage having started in the second qualifying round.

2015/16 UEFA Champions League draw schedule
Dates subject to change

Date Location Draw details
22/06/15 Nyon First and second qualifying round
17/07/15 Nyon Third qualifying round
07/08/15 Nyon Play-off round
27/08/15 Monaco Group stage
14/12/15 Nyon Round of 16
18/03/16 Nyon Quarter-finals
15/04/16 Nyon Semi-finals and final

2015/16 UEFA Champions League match calendar
Stage Dates
First qualifying round, first leg 30/06–01/07/15
First qualifying round, second leg 07–08/07/15
Second qualifying round, first leg 14–15/07/15
Second qualifying round, second leg 21–22/07/15
Third qualifying round, first leg 28–29/07/15
Third qualifying round, second leg 04–05/08/15
Play-off round, first leg 18–19/08/15
Play-off round, second leg 25–26/08/15
Group stage, matchday one 15–16/09/15
Group stage, matchday two 29–30/09/15
Group stage, matchday three 20–21/10/15
Group stage, matchday four 03–04/11/15
Group stage, matchday five 24–25/11/15
Group stage, matchday six 08–09/12/15
Round of 16, first leg 16–17/02/16 and 23–24/02/16
Round of 16, second leg 08–09/03/16 and 15–16/03/16
Quarter-finals, first leg 05–06/04/16
Quarter-finals, second leg 12–13/04/16
Semi-finals, first leg 26–27/04/16
Semi-finals, second leg 03–04/05/16
Final (San Siro, Milan) 28/05/16

 

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