Celtic equal record as Sevilla, Napoli close on group stage
There were wins for Celtic, Napoli, Sevilla, Olympicacos and potential UEFA Champions League group debutants Hapoel Beer-Sheva in Wednesday’s play-off first legs.
The second legs are next Tuesday while the following night CSKA Moskva, APOEL and Liverpool will all defend leads; as do Qarabağ, who are hoping to become Azerbaijan’s first UEFA Champions League group representatives.
Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League play-off first legs
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- Celtic’s win is the biggest-ever margin of home victory in a UEFA Champions League play-off and equals the overall record for the round (FCSB 0-5 Manchester City and Young Boys 1-6 Borussia Mönchengladbach, both last season).
Tuesday’s first legs
What comes next?
The winners of each tie will go into the draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage, which takes place in Monaco at 18:00CET on Thursday 24 August.
Real Madrid (ESP, holders)
Bayern München (GER)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Other pots (to be joined by play-off winners)
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Manchester City (ENG)
Manchester United (ENG)
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
RB Leipzig (GER)