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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

Celtic 5-0 Astana
Hapoel Beer-Sheva 2-1 Maribor
İstanbul Başakşehir 1-2 Sevilla
Napoli 2-0 Nice
Olympiacos 2-1 Rijeka
(second legs Tuesday 22 August)

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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

APOEL 2-0 Slavia Praha
Hoffenheim 1-2 Liverpool

Qarabağ 1-0 København

Sporting CP 0-0 FCSB

Young Boys 0-1 CSKA Moskva

(second legs Wednesday 23 August)

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.

Teams already in the group stage

Pot 1
Real Madrid (ESP, holders)
Bayern München (GER)
Juventus (ITA)
Benfica (POR)
Chelsea (ENG)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Monaco (FRA)
Spartak Moskva (RUS)

Other pots (to be joined by play-off winners)
Barcelona (ESP)
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA)
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Manchester City (ENG)
Porto (POR)
Manchester United (ENG)
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Basel (SUI)
Anderlecht (BEL)
Roma (ITA)
Beşiktaş (TUR)
Feyenoord (NED)
RB Leipzig (GER)


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