Baku. 7 August. REPORT.AZ/ UEFA Champions League play-off draw took place. Report informs a Scottish "Celtic", who beat Azerbaijani "Karabakh", will meet with the club, "Malmo" (Switzerland).
Seeded: Manchester United (ENG), Valencia (ESP), Bayer Leverkusen (GER), Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR), Sporting CP (POR)
Unseeded: CSKA Moskva (RUS), Lazio (ITA), Club Brugge (BEL), AS Monaco (FRA), Rapid Wien (AUT)
Seeded: FC Basel (SUI), Celtic (SCO), APOEL (CYP), BATE Borisov (BLR), Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Unseeded: Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR), Partizan (SRB), Malmö (SWE), Skënderbeu (ALB), Astana (KAZ)
The teams with the five highest coefficients in each route – this applies to both League and Champions – are seeded and drawn against the other five teams in that route.
To determine each tie, one side apiece from the seeded and non-seeded pots will be drawn and placed in another pot, with the first of the two to then be picked out at home in the first leg.
Due to the restriction in Russian and Ukrainian clubs meeting, Shakhtar cannot be drawn against CSKA Moskva.
Ties will be played on 18/19 & 25/26 August, the ten winners joining the 22 clubs automatically qualified for the group stage.