Champions League - 2022/23

Who do you think will win it?


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cptaidan88

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Vikingur Reykjavik made it through the preliminary round.

Dynamo Kyiv will play their "home" 2nd round qualifying match against Fenerbahce in Lodz (Poland) after UEFA announced - understandably, that Ukrainian sides will have to play in neutral venue.

They're using the LKS Lodz ground rather than Widzew who City played against in the 77/78 UEFA Cup, although both have redeveloped grounds recently so would be unrecognisable to anyone who went.
 

cptaidan88

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Second Round finalised and the games will take place 19/20 and 26/27 July

Champions Route
Ferencvaros v Slovan Bratislava
Dinamo Zagreb v Shkupi
Qarabag v FC Zürich
HJK v Viktoria Plzen
Linfield v Bodo Glimt
Zalgiris v Malmö
Ludogorets Razgrad v Shamrock Rovers
Maribor v Sheriff
Maccabi Haifa v Olympiacos
Pyunik v Dudelange

League Route
Midtjylland v AEK Larnaca
Dynamo Kyiv v Fenerbahce
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Third Round Draw has taken place this morning. Games to take place on 2/3 and 9th August.

Champions Route

Maccabi Haifa / Olympiacos v Apollon Limassol
Qarabag / FC Zürich v Ferencvaros / Slovan Bratislava
Ludogorets Razgrad / Shamrock Rovers v Dinamo Zagreb / Shkupi
Maribor / Sheriff v HJK / Viktoria Plzen
Linfield / Bodo Glimt v Zalgiris / Malmö
Red Star Belgrade v Pyunik / Dudelange

League Route
AS Monaco v PSV Eindhoven
Dynamo Kyiv / Fenerbahce v Sturm Graz
Union Saint Gilloise v Rangers
Benfica v Midtjylland / AEK Larnaca

One final "play off round" after this to determine the final 6 teams coming into the group stage.
 

cptaidan88

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Some shocks in the qualifiers, with the main one being Olympiacos who were expected to reach the group stage losing 4-0 at home to Maccabi Haifa. Some other minor ones and a turnaround from Bodo Glimt who lost the first leg at Linfield 1-0, winning the second 8-0.

Confirmed 3rd Round qualifiers (first leg next week)

Champions Route
Maccabi Haifa v Apollon Limassol
Qarabag v Ferencvaros
Ludogorets Razgrad v Dinamo Zagreb
Sheriff v Viktoria Plzen
Bodo Glimt v Zalgiris
Red Star Belgrade v Pyunik

League Route
AS Monaco v PSV Eindhoven
Dynamo Kyiv v Sturm Graz
Union Saint Gilloise v Rangers
Benfica v Midtjylland

Also updated provisional groups on page one which changed slightly after the Olympiacos elimination.

It may also have been missed, but UEFA are allowing clubs to have standing sections in the stadiums this season. No real impact at our home games, but this should mean there are more tickets available if we draw a German side, and they should be a little cheaper too. There are usually seated tickets available in the away end as well for those that want to sit. For reference, Dortmund's ground will hold over 81k with standing allowed, whereas when they have played in Europe until now, the seats reduce it to under 66k.
 

St.Pauli support

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Some shocks in the qualifiers, with the main one being Olympiacos who were expected to reach the group stage losing 4-0 at home to Maccabi Haifa. Some other minor ones and a turnaround from Bodo Glimt who lost the first leg at Linfield 1-0, winning the second 8-0.

Confirmed 3rd Round qualifiers (first leg next week)

Champions Route
Maccabi Haifa v Apollon Limassol
Qarabag v Ferencvaros
Ludogorets Razgrad v Dinamo Zagreb
Sheriff v Viktoria Plzen
Bodo Glimt v Zalgiris
Red Star Belgrade v Pyunik

League Route
AS Monaco v PSV Eindhoven
Dynamo Kyiv v Sturm Graz
Union Saint Gilloise v Rangers
Benfica v Midtjylland

Also updated provisional groups on page one which changed slightly after the Olympiacos elimination.

It may also have been missed, but UEFA are allowing clubs to have standing sections in the stadiums this season. No real impact at our home games, but this should mean there are more tickets available if we draw a German side, and they should be a little cheaper too. There are usually seated tickets available in the away end as well for those that want to sit. For reference, Dortmund's ground will hold over 81k with standing allowed, whereas when they have played in Europe until now, the seats reduce it to under 66k.
Yeah, good news about standing terraces. Here's a link:

https://talksport.com/football/1158...europa-league-conference-league-matches-uefa/

https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/new...nches-standing-facilities-observer-programme/
 

Courtneyneild

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Started doing euro aways towards the end of last season. Did portugal and Spain. Would love Germany, Italy, Belgium etc this year, ideally teams we've already played where demand will be low
 

primemutton

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Started doing euro aways towards the end of last season. Did portugal and Spain. Would love Germany, Italy, Belgium etc this year, ideally teams we've already played where demand will be low
I hope it's not going to be the same as the first 2 games this season where away tickets have sold out well above the thresholds of last year, or many of us won't be going anywhere.
 

Courtneyneild

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I hope it's not going to be the same as the first 2 games this season where away tickets have sold out well above the thresholds of last year, or many of us won't be going anywhere.

I think euro aways are completely different. The last 16, 1/4 and semi all went down to any season ticket holder last season.
 

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