Champions League Qualifying Rounds

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Champions League Qualifying Rounds 1 and 2

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Watt kind of looks like Sammy in that photo. He should grow his hair long.

Celtic v Cliftonville.
Sligo v Molde.

Great to have an All Ireland affair.

Poorly written piece by Rocko, he clearly is modelling his style on a mix between "Miguel"Delaney / Ricthie Sadlier / Ken Earley or whatever trendy young irish football journo is in the limelight

Bit supirsed to see the UEFA coefficient of Scotland to be so low that their league winners are entering at such a lowly stage , indicative to the standard of the game there i suppose
interesting to note that he performance of Cypriot clubs in Europe over the last few years has gotten them out of this pool.
There were shameful scences on here a few years back when Rocko was happy that Rangers were progressing in Europe as it would help " our" yes 'our" European ranking coefficient


here is the draw in full

*First qualifying round draw (2/3 and 9/10 July)FC Shirak (ARM) v SP Tre Penne (SMR)
FC Lusitans (AND) v v EB/Streymur (FRO)
*Second qualifying round draw (16/17 and 23/24 July)Neftçi PFK (AZE) v KS Skënderbeu (ALB)
FC Steaua BucureƟti (ROU) v FK Vardar (MKD)
FC Viktoria Plzeƈ (CZE) v FK Ćœeljezničar (BIH)
FC Sheriff (MDA) v FK Sutjeska (MNE)
Birkirkara FC (MLT) v NK Maribor (SVN)
Sligo Rovers FC (IRL) v Molde FK (NOR)
IF Elfsborg (SWE) v FC Daugava Daugavpils (LVA)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) v JK NÔmme Kalju (EST)
FK Ekranas (LTU) v FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
The New Saints FC (WAL) v Legia Warszawa (POL)
Celtic FC (SCO) v Cliftonville FC (NIR)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v CS Fola Esch (LUX)
GyƑri ETO FC (HUN) v Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) v FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)
FC Shirak (ARM)/SP Tre Penne (SMR) v FK Partizan (SRB)
Ć K Slovan Bratislava (SVK) v PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL)
FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) v FC Lusitans (AND)/EB/Streymur (FRO)

Cliftonville are probably the ideal opponents - not playing summer soccer so no fitness or sharpness advantage and not particularly good either.