πŸ† 2021/22 Champions League qualifying: How it stands
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πŸ† 2021/22 Champions League qualifying: How it stands

The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season is a month away and preparations are well underway. 

The final lineup is slowly taking shape, with more qualifying ties set to continue this coming week. 

PSV Eindhoven, Monaco, Malmö, and Shakhtar Donetsk were the first-leg winners on Tuesday as the third qualifying round got underway.

Here is all you need to know; 

Third qualifying round ties

First legs (league path)

Tuesday 3 August

  • PSV Eindhoven 3-0 Midtjylland
  • Genk 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Sparta Praha 0-2 Monaco

Wednesday 4 August

  • Spartak Moskva vs Benfica

First legs (champions path)

Tuesday 3 August

  • CFR Cluj 1-1 Young Boys
  • Olympiacos 1-1 Ludogorets
  • Crvena zvezda 1-1 Sheriff
  • Malmö 2-1 Rangers

Wednesday 4 August

  • Dinamo Zagreb vs Legia Warszawa
  • Ferencváros vs Slavia Praha

Second legs (league path)

Tuesday 10 August

  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs Genk
  • Midtjylland vs PSV Eindhoven
  • Monaco vs Sparta Praha
  • Benfica vs Spartak Moskva

Winning teams progress to the play-offs. Losing sides in the league path move into the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Second legs (champions path)

Tuesday 10 August

  • Slavia Praha vs Ferencváros
  • Sheriff vs Crvena zvezda
  • Young Boys vs CFR Cluj
  • Ludogorets vs Olympiacos
  • Rangers vs Malmö
  • Legia Warszawa vs Dinamo Zagreb

Winning teams progress to the play-offs. Losing teams in the champion's path enter the UEFA Europa League play-offs, from which the winners reach the UEFA Europa League group stage and the losers transfer to the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage.

Play-off ties

Champions path

  • Salzburg vs Brøndby
  • CFR Cluj / Young Boys vs Ferencváros / Slavia Praha
  • Malmö / Rangers vs Olympiacos / Ludogorets
  • Crvena zvezda / Sheriff vs Dinamo Zagreb / Legia Warszawa

League path

  • Monaco / Sparta Praha vs Genk / Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Spartak Moskva / Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven / Midtjylland

Ties take place on 17/18 and 24/25 August. Winners advance to the UEFA Champions League group stage; all losing sides move into the UEFA Europa League group stage.