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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Benfica-Fenerbahce standout tie after Champions League 18/19 third qualifying round draw

Former European Cup winners Glasgow Celtic will face Greek champions AEK Athens should they negotiate their tie against Rosenberg Trondheim.
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Join us as we bring live coverage of the draw action from Nyon as the third qualifying round draw takes place with a 1200 CEST start.

The draw took place in Nyon this morning for the third qualifying round stage for this year's Champions League and saw Portuguese giants Benfica pitted against Turkish powerhouse Fenerbahce. Games for this stage set to take place on 7/8 & 14 August.

UEFA Champions League 2018/19 third qualifying round draw: as it happened


That concludes the draw action from Nyon. Next draw date for the diary is August 6th ! Join us then as the "Road to Madrid" really picks up. 

Benfica v Fenerbahce is certainly the standout tie from the draw!

The winners of these ties now will progress to the play off (final series of games ahead of the group stage). The draw for the next round will take place at  12:00CET, on 6 August once again in Nyon.

Next tie: Winner of PAOK / Basel and they face Spartak Moscow 

Next out ... Slavia Prague and the Czech side face FC Dynamo Kiev  

Benfica who will face Fenerbahce....

This is the "league path" ...first out ...Standard Leige who will face Winners match 2 (Ajax or Sturm Graz)    

Next up seeded teams: 

Winners of Ludogorets / Vidi face Cluj or Malmo 

Winer of Match 4 - Astana- Midtjylland v winner of  Dinamo Zagreb v Hapoel Beer Sheva

FC Salzburg v Winners of Match 8 (Shkendija v FC Sheriff) / Winner of match 10 (Red Star v Suduve v Legia or Spartak Trnava) / Winner match 5 Qarabag or Kukesi  v winner of HJK v Bate

 

First draw winners of match 2 (Celtic v Rosenberg) v AEK Athens

First up Champions path .....Salzburg and AEK Athens join the competition at this stage and hook up with the likes of Celtic, Rosenberg etc .... 

Giorgio outlines the format for the draw and gives a little explanation to the "path" system....seeded teams and unseeded teams etc...

8 previous title winners.... apologies to Benfica who I omitted earlier from the previous winners : /

Giorgio Marchetti is our man this morning in Nyon.....an old reliable !

Who will be on ball drawing and MC duty at UEFA this morning following Pedro Pinto's departure?

You may have noticied that there have been tweaks too in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League branding. 

The "path" system and format changes are rounded up here 

UEFA have made a series of amends to the draw format for this seasons competition and there are two "paths" of draws to contend with this morning.... Champions path and League path.....The draw for the definitive group stages will take place on August 30  

Atletico Madrid's new Wanda Metropolitano will host this seasons final. The game is scheduled for June 1st 2019  

Some former UCL/European Cup winners in the draw this morning with the likes of Ajax, Red Star Belgrade and Glasgow Celtic set to learn their opponents for the next phase.

The games resulting from today's draw will take place on August 7/8th with the the return legs on 14th of August

Hello and welcome to live coverage from Nyon as the third qualifying round draw for this year's Champions League takes place. The action takes place at 1200 CEST.