Celtic equal record as Sevilla, Napoli close on group stage

There were wins for record-equalling Celtic, Sevilla, Napoli, Olympiacos and potential UEFA Champions League group debutants Hapoel Beer-Sheva in Wednesday's play-off first legs.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates Celtic's record-equalling fifth goal
Leigh Griffiths celebrates Celtic's record-equalling fifth goal ©Getty Images

There were wins for Celtic, Napoli, Sevilla, Olympicacos and potential UEFA Champions League group debutants Hapoel Beer-Sheva in Wednesday's play-off first legs.

The second legs are next Tuesday while the following night CSKA Moskva, APOEL and Liverpool will all defend leads as do Qarabağ, who are hoping to become Azerbaijan's first UEFA Champions League group representatives.

Wednesday's UEFA Champions League play-off first legs

Highlights: Celtic hit five
Highlights: Celtic hit five

Celtic 5-0 Astana
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 2-1 Maribor
İstanbul Başakşehir 1-2 Sevilla
Napoli 2-0 Nice
Olympiacos 2-1 Rijeka
(second legs Tuesday 22 August)

Watch: Napoli defeat Nice
Watch: Napoli defeat Nice

Click scoreline for highlights and the story of the match

  • Celtic's win is the biggest-ever margin of home victory in a UEFA Champions League play-off and equals the overall record for the round (FCSB 0-5 Manchester City and Young Boys 1-6 Borussia Mönchengladbach, both last season).

Tuesday's first legs

APOEL 2-0 Slavia Praha
Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool

Qarabağ 1-0 København

Sporting CP 0-0 FCSB

Young Boys 0-1 CSKA Moskva

(second legs Wednesday 23 August)

Highlights: İstanbul Başakşehir 1-2 Sevilla
Highlights: İstanbul Başakşehir 1-2 Sevilla

What comes next?

The winners of each tie will go into the draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage, which takes place in Monaco at 18:00CET on Thursday 24 August.

Teams already in the group stage

See sensational Nwakaeme volley in Hapoel Beer-Sheva win
See sensational Nwakaeme volley in Hapoel Beer-Sheva win

Pot 1
Real Madrid (ESP, holders)
Bayern München (GER)
Juventus (ITA)
Benfica (POR)
Chelsea (ENG)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Monaco (FRA)
Spartak Moskva (RUS)

Highlights: Olympiacos 2-1 Rijeka
Highlights: Olympiacos 2-1 Rijeka

Other pots (to be joined by play-off winners)
Barcelona (ESP)
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Manchester City (ENG)
Porto (POR)
Manchester United (ENG)
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Basel (SUI)
Anderlecht (BEL)
Roma (ITA)
Beşiktaş (TUR)
Feyenoord (NED)
RB Leipzig (GER)

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