Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp will return to Germany to face Hoffenheim while two of Europe's great entertainers will meet as Napoli take on Nice. Check out all ten ties.
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The 20 teams vying for the ten available places in the UEFA Champions League group stage have discovered who lies between them and a coveted spot in Europe's elite club competition.
Among the highlights are a meeting of two of Europe's great entertainers, Napoli and Nice, while Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp returns to Germany to face Hoffenheim. Celtic, European champions in 1967, will have a 10,000km round-trip to take on Kazakhstan's Astana – the side they edged past 3-2 on aggregate in the third qualifying round 12 months ago.
- Full Champions League play-off schedule
- Who's in this season's UEFA Champions League?
- The Champions League match and draw calendar
Qarabağ (AZE) v København (DEN) – 15 & 23 August
APOEL (CYP) v Slavia Praha (CZE) – 15 & 23 August
Olympiacos (GRE) v Rijeka (CRO) – 16 & 22 August
Celtic (SCO) v Astana (KAZ) – 16 & 22 August
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) v Maribor (SVN) – 16 & 22 August
İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) v Sevilla (ESP) – 16 & 22 August
Young Boys (SUI) v CSKA Moskva (RUS) – 15 & 23 August
Napoli (ITA) v Nice (FRA) – 16 & 22 August
Hoffenheim (GER) v Liverpool (ENG) – 15 & 23 August
Sporting CP (POR) v FCSB (ROU) – 15 & 23 August
Seeded teams in bold.
The ten winners earn a place in the draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage – live on UEFA.com on Thursday 24 August – with the defeated teams transferring to the UEFA Europa League group stage.
Who's already in the group stage?
Pot 1: Real Madrid (ESP, holders), Bayern München (GER), Juventus (ITA), Benfica (POR), Chelsea (ENG), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Monaco (FRA), Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Other pots: Anderlecht (BEL), Atlético Madrid (ESP), Barcelona (ESP), Basel (SUI), Beşiktaş (TUR), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Feyenoord (NED), RB Leipzig (GER), Manchester City (ENG), Manchester United (ENG), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Porto (POR), Roma (ITA), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
What's the road to the final?
Matchday one: 12/13 September
Matchday two: 26/27 Septemer
Matchday three: 17/18 October
Matchday four: 31 October/1 November
Matchday five: 21/22 November
Matchday six: 5/6 December
Top two in all eight groups go into the knockout phase.
Round of 16 draw: 11 December
Round of 16, first leg: 13/14 & 20/21 February
Round of 16, second leg: 6/7 & 13/14 March
Quarter-final draw: 16 March
Quarter-finals, first leg: 3/4 April
Quarter-finals, second leg: 10/11 April
Semi-final draw: 13 April
Semi-final, first leg: 24/25 April
Semi-final, second leg: 1/2 May
Final: 26 May (NSK Olimpiyski, Kyiv)