Champions League Round of Qualifying

3rd Qualifying round for UEFA CL being drawn now. Next round is the Playoff round and then it’s group stages.

Non-Champions Route:

SL Benfica (POR), FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR), Panathinaikos FC (GRE), FC Twente (NED)*, R. Standard de Liège (BEL)

FC Rubin Kazan (RUS)*, FC Zürich (SUI), Odense BK (DEN), Trabzonspor AŞ, (TUR), FC Vaslui (ROU)

Champions Route:

FC København (DEN)*, Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR)/FK Borac Banja Luka (BIH), NK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)/Neftçi PFK (AZE), KS Skënderbeu (ALB)/APOEL FC (CYP), Skonto FC (LVA)/Wisła Kraków (POL)

FK Mogren (MNE)/PFC Litex Lovech (BUL), Slovan Bratislava (SVK)/FC Tobol Kostanay (KAZ), NK Maribor (SVN)/F91 Dudelange (LUX), HJK Helsinki (FIN)/Bangor City FC (WAL), Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL)/FC Flora Tallinn (EST)

Group 2:
Rangers FC (SCO)*, Linfield FC (NIR)/FC BATE Borisov (BLR), Rosenborg BK (NOR)/Breidablik (ISL), FK Partizan (SRB)/FK Skendija 79 (MKD), SK Sturm Graz (AUT)/Videoton FC (HUN)

KRC Genk (BEL), FC Pyunik (ARM)/FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE), Valletta FC (MLT)/FK Ekranas (LTU), FC Zestafoni (GEO)/FC Dacia Chisinau (MDA), Malmö FF (SWE)/HB Tórshavn (FRO)

Champions Route:

Mogren or Litex Lovech v Skonto or Wisła Kraków

Maccabi Haifa or Borac Banja Luka v Maribor or F91 Dudelange

Bangor City or HJK Helsinki v Dinamo Zagreb or Neftchi Baku

Skënderbeu Korçë or APOEL v Slovan Bratislava or Tobol Kostanay

Copenhagen v Shamrock Rovers or Flora Tallinn

Genk v Partizan or Škendija

Rosenborg or Breiðablik v Pyunik or Viktoria Plzeň

Zestafoni or Dacia Chişinău v Sturm Graz or Videoton

Valletta or Ekranas v BATE Borisov or Linfield

Rangers v Malmö FF or HB Tórshavn

Non-Champions Route

Standard Liège v Zürich
Twente v Vaslui
Benfica v Trabzonspor
Dynamo Kyiv v Rubin Kazan
Odense v Panathinaikos

Was hoping Shams would draw the hun scum, but on the plus side, it keeps the vermin out of Dublin City.

You didn’t really study the permutations beforehand, did you Totti

Fook off dancingbaby.Your personal attacks on posters are tiresome at this stage.

Think Udinese are good value to get something out of tonights game, looking at the Arsenal side. I expect Udinese to score at least.

God knows how Udinese will line out, Di Natale is the only attacker on the pitch, they usually play 3 across the back - which would likely be Danilo, Benatia and Neuton - Isla and Armero will operate as wing backs. Who is going to support Di Natale from midfield is the question.

Arsenal with an early lead and Rubin Kazan have gone one up at Lyon simultaneously.

Arsenal take the lead.

Udinese lining ou in a 4-4-1-1 formation with Pinzi given license to support Di Natale.

Ref is a complete homer here.

Udinese coming into the game now.

Wonderful game so far.

Excellent game alright.

Lyon have equalised against Rubin Kazan and Twente are one up on Benfica.

Been very impressed with Nueton at left back.

Udinese nearly scored again there. Arsenal also look capable of cutting through them pretty much at will too. I think Totti’s over 2.5 goals bet should come in anyway.

Udinese desperately unlucky to go in behind. You’d be forgiven for forgetting Rosicky and Ramsey were playing with their lack of involvement. Udinese all over Arsenal in midfield who are having massive problems with Udinese’s pace on the break.

I’d like to see Udinese bring in Fabbrini for the last quarter of this game.

Isla has had a smashing game tonight.

Udinese tiring now and Arsenal’s earlier start to the season is showing. Udinese still very much the dominant team though.

A goal here would mean a lot for Udinese. Even if they could get 2-1 they’d much prefer that. Surprising there’s only been the one goal because it’s been a good open game.

Wonderful save from Handanovic. His first save of the night.