The Champions League preliminary rounds have reached the third qualifying rounds. Clubs that have entered this stage are only two rounds away from the group stages of the Champions League, where they will be joining the big clubs like Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
This and next week a total of 20 clubs will be battling for a spot in the final play-off round, hoping to reach the group stages of the world’s biggest club tournament. This week we will be seeing some very big teams in action, with Ajax, Benfica, Fenerbahce, Spartak Moscow and Celtic.
Fixtures & Results
Tuesday August 7
Astana (Kaz) – Dinamo Zagreb (Cro)
Qarabag (Uzb) – Bate Borisov (Blr)
Malmo FF (Swe) – FC Fehervar (Hun)
Slavia Prague (Cze) – Dynamo Kiev (Ukr)
Standard Liege (Bel) – Ajax (Hol)
Crvena Zvezda (Ser) – Spartak Trnava (Svk)
Benfica (Por) – Fenerbahce (Tur)
Wednesday August 8
Red Bull Salzburg (Aut) – Shkendija (Mac)
PAOK Saloniki (Gre) – Spartak Moscow (Rus)
Celtic (Sco) – AEK Athens (Gre)