Steaua among final entrants

The full lineup for the 2005/06 UEFA Champions League is now known after the last four league titles were decided.

Steaua celebrations
On Saturday, 1986 European Champion Clubs' Cup winners FC Steaua Bucuresti secured their 22nd Romanian title to take the number of former winners of this competition in the next edition to 14, and the same day a 7-0 victory against Herfølge BK gave Brøndby IF the Danish championship. Both teams will enter the Champions League second qualifying round.

Artmedia debut
Then on Sunday it was FC Artmedia Bratislava's turn to celebrate, as they became Slovakian champions. Artmedia will go into the first qualifying round in mid-July for their debut in Europe's premier club competition. Meanwhile, in Ukraine, FC Shakhtar Donetsk reclaimed the crown from FC Dynamo Kyiv. Both sides already knew they would play in the Champions League, but Shakhtar will start in the third qualifying round and Dynamo one stage earlier.

Liverpool entry
Once UEFA confirms the list of competing teams with the respective national associations, the first and second qualifying round draws will be made in Nyon on 24 June. Among the clubs in the hat will be Liverpool FC, who were last week given special dispensation to join the first qualifying round as holders despite finishing fifth in England.

2005/06 UEFA Champions League - provisional lineup

IOC Stage Club Domestic position
ENG Q1 Liverpool FC Holders
ESP Grp FC Barcelona 1
ESP Grp Real Madrid CF 2
ESP Q3 Villarreal CF 3
ESP Q3 Real Betis Balompié 4
ENG Grp Chelsea FC 1
ENG Grp Arsenal FC 2
ENG Q3 Manchester United FC 3
ENG Q3 Everton FC 4
ITA Grp Juventus FC 1
ITA Grp AC Milan 2
ITA Q3 FC Internazionale Milano 3
ITA Q3 Udinese Calcio 4
GER Grp FC Bayern München 1
GER Grp FC Schalke 04 2
GER Q3 Werder Bremen 3
FRA Grp Olympique Lyonnais 1
FRA Grp LOSC Lille Métropole 2
FRA Q3 AS Monaco FC 3
POR Grp SL Benfica 1
POR Grp FC Porto 2
POR Q3 Sporting Clube de Portugal 3
GRE Grp Olympiacos CFP 1
GRE Q3 Panathinaikos FC 2
NED Grp PSV Eindhoven 1
NED Q3 AFC Ajax 2
CZE Grp AC Sparta Praha 1
CZE Q3 SK Slavia Praha 2
TUR Grp Fenerbahçe SK 1
TUR Q2 Trabzonspor 2
SCO Q3 Rangers FC 1
SCO Q2 Celtic FC 2
BEL Q3 Club Brugge KV 1
BEL Q2 RSC Anderlecht 2
SUI Q3 FC Basel 1893 1
SUI Q2 FC Thun 2
UKR Q3 FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1
UKR Q2 FC Dynamo Kyiv 2
NOR Q3 Rosenborg BK 1
NOR Q2 Vålerenga IF 2
POL Q3 Wisla Kraków 1
ISR Q2 Maccabi Haifa FC 1
AUT Q2 SK Rapid Wien 1
SCG Q2 FK Partizan 1
BUL Q2 PFC CSKA Sofia 1
RUS Q2 FC Lokomotiv Moskva 1
DEN Q2 Brøndby IF 1
CRO Q2 HNK Hajduk Split 1
SWE Q2 Malmö FF 1
HUN Q2 Debreceni VSC 1
ROU Q2 FC Steaua Bucuresti 1
SVK Q1 FC Artmedia Bratislava 1
SLO Q1 NK Gorica 1
CYP Q1 Anorthosis Famagusta FC 1
MOL Q1 FC Sheriff 1
LAT Q1 FC Skonto 1
FIN Q1 FC Haka 1
BIH Q1 NK Zrinjski 1
GEO Q1 FC Dinamo Tbilisi 1
MKD Q1 FK Rabotnicki 1
LIT Q1 FBK Kaunas 1
BLS Q1 FC Dinamo Minsk 1
ISL Q1 FH Hafnarfjördur 1
MLT Q1 Sliema Wanderers FC 1
IRL Q1 Shelbourne FC 1
ARM Q1 FC Pyunik 1
WAL Q1 Total Network Solutions FC 1
ALB Q1 KF Tirana 1
NIR Q1 Glentoran FC 1
EST Q1 FC Levadia Tallinn 1
LUX Q1 F91 Dudelange 1
AZE Q1 PFC Neftchi 1
FAR Q1 HB Tórshavn 1
KAZ Q1 FC Kairat Almaty 1

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