2017–18 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round

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The 2017–18 UEFA Champions League qualifying phase and play-off round began on 27 June and ended on 23 August 2017.[1] A total of 57 teams competed in the qualifying phase and play-off round to decide 10 of the 32 places in the group stage of the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League.[2]

All times were CEST (UTC+2).

Round and draw dates[edit]

The schedule of the qualifying phase and play-off round was as follows (all draws were held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland).[1]

Round Draw First leg Second leg
First qualifying round 19 June 2017 27–28 June 2017 4–5 July 2017
Second qualifying round 11–12 July 2017 18–19 July 2017
Third qualifying round 14 July 2017 25–26 July 2017 1–2 August 2017
Play-off round 4 August 2017 15–16 August 2017 22–23 August 2017

Format[edit]

In the qualifying phase and play-off round, each tie was played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home. The team that scored more goals on aggregate over the two legs advanced to the next round. If the aggregate score was level, the away goals rule was applied, i.e. the team that scored more goals away from home over the two legs advanced. If away goals were also equal, then 30 minutes of extra time was played. The away goals rule was again applied after extra time, i.e. if there were goals scored during extra time and the aggregate score was still level, the visiting team advanced by virtue of more away goals scored. If no goals were scored during extra time, the tie was decided by penalty shoot-out.[2]

In the draws for each round, teams were seeded based on their UEFA club coefficients at the beginning of the season, with the teams divided into seeded and unseeded pots. A seeded team was drawn against an unseeded team, with the order of legs in each tie decided by draw. Due to the limited time between matches, the draws for the second and third qualifying rounds took place before the results of the previous round were known. For these draws (or in any cases where the result of a tie in the previous round was not known at the time of the draw), the seeding was carried out under the assumption that the team with the higher coefficient of an undecided tie advanced to this round, which means if the team with the lower coefficient was to advance, it simply took the seeding of its defeated opponent. Prior to the draws, UEFA may form "groups" in accordance with the principles set by the Club Competitions Committee, but they were purely for convenience of the draw and for ensuring that teams from the same association (or associations with political conflicts) were not drawn against each other, and did not resemble any real groupings in the sense of the competition.

Teams[edit]

There were two routes which the teams were separated into during qualifying:

  • Champions Route, which included all domestic champions which did not qualify directly for the group stage.
  • League Route (also called the Non-champions Path or the Best-placed Path), which included all domestic non-champions which did not qualify directly for the group stage.

A total of 57 teams (42 in Champions Route, 15 in League Route) were involved in the qualifying phase and play-off round. The 10 winners of the play-off round (5 in Champions Route, 5 in League Route) advanced to the group stage to join the 22 teams which entered in the group stage. The 15 losers of the third qualifying round entered the Europa League play-off round, and the 10 losers of the play-off round entered the Europa League group stage.[2]

Below were the participating teams (with their 2017 UEFA club coefficients),[3][4] grouped by their starting rounds.

Key to colours
Winners of the play-off round advance to the group stage
Losers of the play-off round enter the Europa League group stage
Losers of the third qualifying round enter the Europa League play-off round

Champions Route[edit]

Third qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Greece Olympiacos 64.580
Czech Republic Slavia Prague 8.135
Romania Viitorul Constanța 5.870
Second qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Scotland Celtic 42.785
Austria Red Bull Salzburg 40.570
Denmark Copenhagen 37.800
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 34.175
Belarus BATE Borisov 29.475
Poland Legia Warsaw 28.450
Cyprus APOEL 26.210
Slovenia Maribor 21.125
Azerbaijan Qarabağ 18.050
Sweden Malmö FF 16.945
Kazakhstan Astana 16.800
Serbia Partizan 16.075
Croatia Rijeka 15.550
Norway Rosenborg 12.665
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 11.150
Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 10.875
Iceland FH 6.175
Slovakia Žilina 5.850
Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius 5.825
Republic of Ireland Dundalk 5.815
North Macedonia Vardar 5.125
Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 4.975
Albania Kukësi 4.575
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar 4.050
Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 3.300
Hungary Honvéd 2.900
Finland IFK Mariehamn 2.030
Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala 1.975
Georgia (country) Samtredia 1.525
First qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Wales The New Saints 5.775
Northern Ireland Linfield 3.650
Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta 2.950
Malta Hibernians 2.800
Andorra FC Santa Coloma 2.733
Armenia Alashkert 2.525
San Marino La Fiorita 1.566
Gibraltar Europa FC 1.500
Estonia FCI Tallinn 1.300
Kosovo Trepça'89 0.000

League Route[edit]

Play-off round
Team Coeff.[3]
Spain Sevilla 112.999
Italy Napoli 88.666
England Liverpool 56.192
Portugal Sporting CP 36.866
Germany 1899 Hoffenheim 15.899
Third qualifying round
Team Coeff.[3]
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 67.526
Netherlands Ajax 67.212
Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 40.635
Russia CSKA Moscow 39.606
Belgium Club Brugge 39.480
Romania FCSB 35.370
Switzerland Young Boys 28.915
France Nice 16.833
Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir 10.340
Greece AEK Athens 6.580

First qualifying round[edit]

The draw for the first qualifying round was held on 19 June 2017, 12:00 CEST.[5] Times are CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Seeding[edit]

A total of ten teams played in the first qualifying round.

Seeded Unseeded

Wales The New Saints
Northern Ireland Linfield
Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta
Malta Hibernians
Andorra FC Santa Coloma

Armenia Alashkert
San Marino La Fiorita
Gibraltar Europa FC
Estonia FCI Tallinn
Kosovo Trepça'89

Summary[edit]

The first legs were played on 27 and 28 June, and the second legs were played on 4 July 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Víkingur Gøta Faroe Islands 6–2 Kosovo Trepça'89 2–1 4–1
Hibernians Malta 3–0 Estonia FCI Tallinn 2–0 1–0
Alashkert Armenia 2–1 Andorra FC Santa Coloma 1–0 1–1
The New Saints Wales 4–3 Gibraltar Europa FC 1–2 3–1 (a.e.t.)
Linfield Northern Ireland 1–0 San Marino La Fiorita 1–0 0–0

Matches[edit]

Víkingur Gøta Faroe Islands2–1Kosovo Trepça'89
Report Hajdari Goal 39'
Trepça'89 Kosovo1–4Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta
Hasani Goal 65' Report

Víkingur Gøta won 6–2 on aggregate.


Hibernians Malta2–0Estonia FCI Tallinn
Report
FCI Tallinn Estonia0–1Malta Hibernians
Report Jorginho Goal 88'

Hibernians won 3–0 on aggregate.


Alashkert Armenia1–0Andorra FC Santa Coloma
Nenadović Goal 39' Report
FC Santa Coloma Andorra1–1Armenia Alashkert
Lima Goal 63' Report Nenadović Goal 28'

Alashkert won 2–1 on aggregate.


The New Saints Wales1–2Gibraltar Europa FC
Quigley Goal 44' Report
Attendance: 1,148[6]
Europa FC Gibraltar1–3 (a.e.t.)Wales The New Saints
Walker Goal 53' (pen.) Report

The New Saints won 4–3 on aggregate.


Linfield Northern Ireland1–0San Marino La Fiorita
J. Stewart Goal 89' Report
Attendance: 2,839[6]
La Fiorita San Marino0–0Northern Ireland Linfield
Report

Linfield won 1–0 on aggregate.

Second qualifying round[edit]

The draw for the second qualifying round was held on 19 June 2017, 12:00 CEST (after the completion of the first qualifying round draw).[5] Times are CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Seeding[edit]

A total of 34 teams played in the second qualifying round: 29 teams which entered in this round, and the five winners of the first qualifying round. Since the draw for the second qualifying round took place before the results of the previous round were known, the seeding was carried out under the assumption that the team with the higher coefficient of an undecided tie would advance to this round, which meant if the team with the lower coefficient was to advance, it simply took the seeding of its defeated opponent.

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Cyprus APOEL
Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Serbia Partizan

Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius
Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica
Malta Hibernians[†]
Georgia (country) Samtredia

Denmark Copenhagen
Belarus BATE Borisov
Kazakhstan Astana
Croatia Rijeka
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Slovakia Žilina
Wales The New Saints[†]
Albania Kukësi
Hungary Honvéd
Armenia Alashkert[†]
Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala

Scotland Celtic
Poland Legia Warsaw
Slovenia Maribor
Sweden Malmö FF
Norway Rosenborg
Iceland FH

Republic of Ireland Dundalk
North Macedonia Vardar
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
Northern Ireland Linfield[†]
Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta[†]
Finland IFK Mariehamn

Notes
  1. Winners of the first qualifying round whose identity was not known at the time of the draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient in the first qualifying round, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their defeated opponent in the draw for the second qualifying round.

Summary[edit]

The first legs were played on 11, 12 and 14 July, and the second legs were played on 18 and 19 July 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APOEL Cyprus 2–0 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 1–0 1–0
Žalgiris Vilnius Lithuania 3–5 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–1 1–4
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 6–0 Georgia (country) Samtredia 5–0 1–0
Partizan Serbia 2–0 Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 2–0 0–0
Hibernians Malta 0–6 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–3 0–3
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova 2–2 (a) Albania Kukësi 1–0 1–2
Spartaks Jūrmala Latvia 1–2[A] Kazakhstan Astana 0–1 1–1
BATE Borisov Belarus 4–2 Armenia Alashkert 1–1 3–1
Žilina Slovakia 3–4 Denmark Copenhagen 1–3 2–1
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel 5–3 Hungary Honvéd 2–1 3–2
Rijeka Croatia 7–1 Wales The New Saints 2–0 5–1
Malmö FF Sweden 2–4 North Macedonia Vardar 1–1 1–3
Zrinjski Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–3 Slovenia Maribor 1–2 1–1
Dundalk Republic of Ireland 2–3 Norway Rosenborg 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
FH Iceland 3–1 Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta 1–1 2–0
Linfield Northern Ireland 0–6 Scotland Celtic 0–2 0–4
IFK Mariehamn Finland 0–9 Poland Legia Warsaw 0–3 0–6
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Matches[edit]

APOEL Cyprus1–0Luxembourg F91 Dudelange
Bertoglio Goal 71' Report
Attendance: 9,600[8]
F91 Dudelange Luxembourg0–1Cyprus APOEL
Report De Camargo Goal 40' (pen.)

APOEL won 2–0 on aggregate.


Žalgiris Vilnius Lithuania2–1Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report Abel Goal 18'
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria4–1Lithuania Žalgiris Vilnius
Report Nyuiadzi Goal 15'

Ludogorets Razgrad won 5–3 on aggregate.


Qarabağ Azerbaijan5–0Georgia (country) Samtredia
Report
Samtredia Georgia (country)0–1Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Report Guerrier Goal 22'

Qarabağ won 6–0 on aggregate.


Partizan Serbia2–0Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica
Report
Budućnost Podgorica Montenegro0–0Serbia Partizan
Report
Attendance: 9,153[8]

Partizan won 2–0 on aggregate.


Hibernians Malta0–3Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report
Attendance: 1,452[8]
Referee: Fran Jović (Croatia)
Red Bull Salzburg Austria3–0Malta Hibernians
Report

Red Bull Salzburg won 6–0 on aggregate.


Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova1–0Albania Kukësi
Badibanga Goal 79' (pen.) Report
Kukësi Albania2–1Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report Bayala Goal 56'

2–2 on aggregate. Sheriff Tiraspol won on away goals.


Spartaks Jūrmala Latvia0–1Kazakhstan Astana
Report Twumasi Goal 73'
Astana Kazakhstan1–1Latvia Spartaks Jūrmala
Twumasi Goal 59' Report Vardanjans Goal 72'

Astana won 2–1 on aggregate.


BATE Borisov Belarus1–1Armenia Alashkert
Rios Goal 43' Report Rios Goal 78' (o.g.)
Attendance: 11,192[8]
Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)
Alashkert Armenia1–3Belarus BATE Borisov
Nenadović Goal 18' Report

BATE Borisov won 4–2 on aggregate.


Žilina Slovakia1–3Denmark Copenhagen
Špalek Goal 39' Report Pavlović Goal 68'73'83'
Copenhagen Denmark1–2Slovakia Žilina
Verbič Goal 48' (pen.) Report

Copenhagen won 4–3 on aggregate.


Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel2–1Hungary Honvéd
Report Lanzafame Goal 63'
Attendance: 15,603[8]
Honvéd Hungary2–3Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Report
Attendance: 200[8]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)

Hapoel Be'er Sheva won 5–3 on aggregate.


Rijeka Croatia2–0Wales The New Saints
Report
Attendance: 5,883[8]
The New Saints Wales1–5Croatia Rijeka
Cieślewicz Goal 69' Report
Attendance: 1,150[8]

Rijeka won 7–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden1–1North Macedonia Vardar
Brorsson Goal 75' Report Nikolov Goal 63'
Vardar North Macedonia3–1Sweden Malmö FF
Report Rosenberg Goal 16' (pen.)

Vardar won 4–2 on aggregate.


Zrinjski Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina1–2Slovenia Maribor
Todorović Goal 89' Report
Maribor Slovenia1–1Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Mostar
Viler Goal 27' Report Todorović Goal 7'
Attendance: 9,266[8]

Maribor won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dundalk Republic of Ireland1–1Norway Rosenborg
McMillan Goal 18' Report Reginiussen Goal 44'
Attendance: 3,050[8]
Rosenborg Norway2–1 (a.e.t.)Republic of Ireland Dundalk
Report Gartland Goal 12'

Rosenborg won 3–2 on aggregate.


FH Iceland1–1Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta
Pálsson Goal 49' Report Lawal Goal 73' (pen.)
Víkingur Gøta Faroe Islands0–2Iceland FH
Report

FH won 3–1 on aggregate.


Linfield Northern Ireland0–2Scotland Celtic
Report Haughey Goal 17' (o.g.)
Rogic Goal 23'
Celtic Scotland4–0Northern Ireland Linfield
Report
Attendance: 58,075[8]

Celtic won 6–0 on aggregate.


IFK Mariehamn Finland0–3Poland Legia Warsaw
Report
Legia Warsaw Poland6–0Finland IFK Mariehamn
Report

Legia Warsaw won 9–0 on aggregate.

Third qualifying round[edit]

The draw for the third qualifying round was held on 14 July 2017, 12:00 CEST.[11] Times are CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Seeding[edit]

The third qualifying round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League play-off round. A total of 30 teams played in the third qualifying round:

  • Champions Route: three teams which entered in this round, and the 17 winners of the second qualifying round.
  • League Route: ten teams which entered in this round.

Since the draw for the third qualifying round took place before the results of the previous round were known, the seeding was carried out under the assumption that the team with the higher coefficient of an undecided tie would advance to this round, which meant if the team with the lower coefficient was to advance, it simply took the seeding of its defeated opponent.

Champions Route League Route
Group 1 Group 2
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

Scotland Celtic[†]
Denmark Copenhagen[†]
Belarus BATE Borisov[†]
Poland Legia Warsaw[†]
Slovenia Maribor[†]

North Macedonia Vardar[†]
Kazakhstan Astana[†]
Norway Rosenborg[†]
Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Iceland FH[†]

Greece Olympiacos
Austria Red Bull Salzburg[†]
Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad[†]
Cyprus APOEL[†]
Azerbaijan Qarabağ[†]

Serbia Partizan[†]
Croatia Rijeka[†]
Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol[†]
Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva[†]
Romania Viitorul Constanța

Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Netherlands Ajax
Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
Russia CSKA Moscow
Belgium Club Brugge

Romania FCSB
Switzerland Young Boys
France Nice
Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir
Greece AEK Athens

Notes
  1. Winners of the second qualifying round, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw. Teams in italics defeated a team with a higher coefficient in the second qualifying round, thus effectively taking the coefficient of their defeated opponent in the draw for the third qualifying round.

Summary[edit]

The first legs were played on 25 and 26 July, and the second legs were played on 1 and 2 August 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Slavia Prague Czech Republic 2–2 (a) Belarus BATE Borisov 1–0 1–2
Astana Kazakhstan 3–2 Poland Legia Warsaw 3–1 0–1
Maribor Slovenia 2–0 Iceland FH 1–0 1–0
Vardar North Macedonia 2–4[B] Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 1–4
Celtic Scotland 1–0 Norway Rosenborg 0–0 1–0
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel 3–3 (a) Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–0 1–3
Viitorul Constanța Romania 1–4 Cyprus APOEL 1–0 0–4 (a.e.t.)
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 1–1 (a) Croatia Rijeka 1–1 0–0
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 2–1 Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 0–0 2–1
Partizan Serbia 3–5 Greece Olympiacos 1–3 2–2
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
FCSB Romania 6–3 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 2–2 4–1
Nice France 3–3 (a) Netherlands Ajax 1–1 2–2
Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine 3–3 (a) Switzerland Young Boys 3–1 0–2
AEK Athens Greece 0–3 Russia CSKA Moscow 0–2 0–1
Club Brugge Belgium 3–5 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir 3–3 0–2
Notes
  1. ^ Order of legs reversed after original draw.

Matches[edit]

Slavia Prague Czech Republic1–0Belarus BATE Borisov
Škoda Goal 20' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 18,147[12]
BATE Borisov Belarus2–1Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report Škoda Goal 44'

2–2 on aggregate. Slavia Prague won on away goals.


Astana Kazakhstan3–1Poland Legia Warsaw
Report Sadiku Goal 79'
Attendance: 26,100[12]
Legia Warsaw Poland1–0Kazakhstan Astana
Czerwiński Goal 76' Report
Attendance: 24,937[12]

Astana won 3–2 on aggregate.


Maribor Slovenia1–0Iceland FH
Tavares Goal 54' Report
Attendance: 8,166[12]
FH Iceland0–1Slovenia Maribor
Report Tavares Goal 90+2'

Maribor won 2–0 on aggregate.


Vardar North Macedonia1–0Denmark Copenhagen
Jonathan Goal 65' Report
Attendance: 12,000[12]
Copenhagen Denmark4–1North Macedonia Vardar
Report Nikolov Goal 19'
Attendance: 15,224[12]

Copenhagen won 4–2 on aggregate.


Celtic Scotland0–0Norway Rosenborg
Report
Attendance: 49,172[12]
Rosenborg Norway0–1Scotland Celtic
Report Forrest Goal 69'

Celtic won 1–0 on aggregate.


Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel2–0Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad
Report
Ludogorets Razgrad Bulgaria3–1Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Wanderson Goal 9'33'
Marcelinho Goal 56'
Report Ghadir Goal 61'

3–3 on aggregate. Hapoel Be'er Sheva won on away goals.


Viitorul Constanța Romania1–0Cyprus APOEL
Ganea Goal 75' Report
Attendance: 3,873[12]
Referee: Paolo Valeri (Italy)
APOEL Cyprus4–0 (a.e.t.)Romania Viitorul Constanța
Report
Attendance: 13,647[12]

APOEL won 4–1 on aggregate.


Red Bull Salzburg Austria1–1Croatia Rijeka
Hwang Hee-chan Goal 49' Report Gavranović Goal 30'
Rijeka Croatia0–0Austria Red Bull Salzburg
Report

1–1 on aggregate. Rijeka won on away goals.


Qarabağ Azerbaijan0–0Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol
Report
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova1–2Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Badibanga Goal 90+4' (pen.) Report

Qarabağ won 2–1 on aggregate.


Partizan Serbia1–3Greece Olympiacos
Tawamba Goal 10' Report
Attendance: 24,658[12]
Referee: Davide Massa (Italy)
Olympiacos Greece2–2Serbia Partizan
Report

Olympiacos won 5–3 on aggregate.


FCSB Romania2–2Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň
Report
Viktoria Plzeň Czech Republic1–4Romania FCSB
Krmenčík Goal 64' Report

FCSB won 6–3 on aggregate.


Nice France1–1Netherlands Ajax
Balotelli Goal 32' Report Van de Beek Goal 49'
Ajax Netherlands2–2France Nice
Report

3–3 on aggregate. Nice won on away goals.


Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine3–1Switzerland Young Boys
Report Fassnacht Goal 90+1'
Young Boys Switzerland2–0Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
Report
Attendance: 13,303[12]
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)

3–3 on aggregate. Young Boys won on away goals.


AEK Athens Greece0–2Russia CSKA Moscow
Report
Attendance: 25,083[12]
Referee: Marco Fritz (Germany)
CSKA Moscow Russia1–0Greece AEK Athens
Natkho Goal 74' Report
Attendance: 12,000[12]

CSKA Moscow won 3–0 on aggregate.


Club Brugge Belgium3–3Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir
Report
İstanbul Başakşehir Turkey2–0Belgium Club Brugge
Report

İstanbul Başakşehir won 5–3 on aggregate.

Play-off round[edit]

The draw for the play-off round was held on 4 August 2017, 12:00 CEST.[13] Times are CEST, as listed by UEFA (local times are in parentheses).

Seeding[edit]

The play-off round was split into two separate sections: Champions Route (for league champions) and League Route (for league non-champions). The losing teams in both sections entered the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage.

A total of 20 teams played in the play-off round:

  • Champions Route: the ten Champions Route winners of the third qualifying round.
  • League Route: five teams which entered in this round, and the five League Route winners of the third qualifying round.
Champions Route League Route
Seeded Unseeded Seeded Unseeded

Greece Olympiacos[†]
Scotland Celtic[†]
Denmark Copenhagen[†]
Cyprus APOEL[†]
Slovenia Maribor[†]

Azerbaijan Qarabağ[†]
Kazakhstan Astana[†]
Croatia Rijeka[†]
Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva[†]
Czech Republic Slavia Prague[†]

Spain Sevilla
Italy Napoli
England Liverpool
Russia CSKA Moscow[†]
Portugal Sporting CP

Romania FCSB[†]
Switzerland Young Boys[†]
France Nice[†]
Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir[†]

Notes
  1. Winners of the third qualifying round.

Summary[edit]

The first legs were played on 15 and 16 August, and the second legs were played on 22 and 23 August 2017.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Qarabağ Azerbaijan 2–2 (a) Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 1–2
APOEL Cyprus 2–0 Czech Republic Slavia Prague 2–0 0–0
Olympiacos Greece 3–1 Croatia Rijeka 2–1 1–0
Celtic Scotland 8–4 Kazakhstan Astana 5–0 3–4
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel 2–2 (a) Slovenia Maribor 2–1 0–1
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
League Route
İstanbul Başakşehir Turkey 3–4 Spain Sevilla 1–2 2–2
Young Boys Switzerland 0–3 Russia CSKA Moscow 0–1 0–2
Napoli Italy 4–0 France Nice 2–0 2–0
1899 Hoffenheim Germany 3–6 England Liverpool 1–2 2–4
Sporting CP Portugal 5–1 Romania FCSB 0–0 5–1

Matches[edit]

Qarabağ Azerbaijan1–0Denmark Copenhagen
Report
Copenhagen Denmark2–1Azerbaijan Qarabağ
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Qarabağ won on away goals.


APOEL Cyprus2–0Czech Republic Slavia Prague
Report
Attendance: 13,073[14]
Slavia Prague Czech Republic0–0Cyprus APOEL
Report
Attendance: 18,844[15]

APOEL won 2–0 on aggregate.


Olympiacos Greece2–1Croatia Rijeka
Report
Rijeka Croatia0–1Greece Olympiacos
Report

Olympiacos won 3–1 on aggregate.


Celtic Scotland5–0Kazakhstan Astana
Report
Attendance: 54,016[16]
Astana Kazakhstan4–3Scotland Celtic
Report

Celtic won 8–4 on aggregate.


Hapoel Be'er Sheva Israel2–1Slovenia Maribor
Report
Attendance: 15,265[16]
Maribor Slovenia1–0Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva
Report
Attendance: 12,066[17]

2–2 on aggregate. Maribor won on away goals.


İstanbul Başakşehir Turkey1–2Spain Sevilla
Report
Sevilla Spain2–2Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir
Report

Sevilla won 4–3 on aggregate.


Young Boys Switzerland0–1Russia CSKA Moscow
Report
CSKA Moscow Russia2–0Switzerland Young Boys
Report
Attendance: 15,560[15]

CSKA Moscow won 3–0 on aggregate.


Napoli Italy2–0France Nice
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Attendance: 49,324[16]
Nice France0–2Italy Napoli
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Attendance: 32,103[17]

Napoli won 4–0 on aggregate.


1899 Hoffenheim Germany1–2England Liverpool
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Liverpool England4–2Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
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Attendance: 51,808[15]

Liverpool won 6–3 on aggregate.


Sporting CP Portugal0–0Romania FCSB
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FCSB Romania1–5Portugal Sporting CP
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Sporting CP won 5–1 on aggregate.

Top goalscorers[edit]

There were 246 goals scored in 94 matches in the qualifying phase and play-off round, for an average of 2.62 goals per match.[18]

Rank Player Team Goals Minutes played
1 England Scott Sinclair Scotland Celtic 5 515
Ghana Patrick Twumasi Kazakhstan Astana 5 540
3 Brazil Marcos Tavares Slovenia Maribor 4 388
Serbia Andrija Pavlović Denmark Copenhagen 4 434
South Africa Dino Ndlovu Azerbaijan Qarabağ 4 519
Nigeria Anthony Nwakaeme Israel Hapoel Be'er Sheva 4 540
7 Serbia Uroš Nenadović Armenia Alashkert 3 257
Netherlands Eljero Elia Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir 3 339
England Scott Quigley Wales The New Saints 3 345
Brazil Wanderson Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 3 350
North Macedonia Boban Nikolov North Macedonia Vardar 3 358
Switzerland Mario Gavranović Croatia Rijeka 3 448
Belgium Igor de Camargo Cyprus APOEL 3 544

Source:[19]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Víkingur Gøta played their home matches at Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, instead of their regular stadium Sarpugerði, Norðragøta.
  2. ^ Trepça'89 played their home match at Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari, Mitrovica, instead of their regular stadium Riza Lushta Stadium, Mitrovica.
  3. ^ FCI Tallinn played their home match at A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, instead of their regular stadium Lasnamäe KJH Stadium, Tallinn.
  4. ^ a b Alashkert played their home matches at Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, Yerevan, instead of their regular stadium Alashkert Stadium, Yerevan.
  5. ^ Europa FC played their home match at Estádio Algarve, FaroLoulé, instead of their regular stadium Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar.[7]
  6. ^ a b c Qarabağ played their home matches at Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium, Baku, instead of their regular stadium Azersun Arena, Baku.
  7. ^ Samtredia played their home match at Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, instead of their regular stadium Erosi Manjgaladze Stadium, Samtredia.
  8. ^ Kukësi played their home match at Elbasan Arena, Elbasan, instead of their regular stadium Zeqir Ymeri Stadium, Kukës.
  9. ^ Vardar played their second qualifying round home match at Stadion Mladost, Strumica, instead of their regular stadium Philip II Arena, Skopje, which was unavailable due to preparation for the 2017 UEFA Super Cup.[9]
  10. ^ The Linfield v Celtic match was moved to 14 July due to the original dates of 11 and 12 July coinciding with the Twelfth in Northern Ireland.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2017/18 Champions League match and draw calendar". UEFA.com. 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2017/18 Season" (PDF). UEFA.com. 4 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Club coefficients 2016/17". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "UEFA Team Ranking 2017". kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl. Bert Kassies. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "First and second qualifying rounds draw". UEFA.com.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Summary UEFA Champions League - Round 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  7. ^ "UEFA bans Gibraltar football teams from playing European ties at Victoria Stadium". The Gibraltar Olive Press.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "Summary UEFA Champions League - Round 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Апел за користење на Националната Арена „Филип Втори" за Лигата на шампионите" (in Macedonian). ФК Вардар. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Champions League: Uefa confirms date for potential Linfield v Celtic game". BBC Sport. 23 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Third qualifying round draw". UEFA.com.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "Summary UEFA Champions League - Round 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Play-off round draw". UEFA.com.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Full Time Summary Play-Offs 1st leg – Tuesday 15 August 2017" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  15. ^ a b c d e "Full Time Summary Play-Offs 2nd leg – Wednesday 23 August 2017" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Full Time Summary Play-Offs 1st leg – Wednesday 16 August 2017" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  17. ^ a b c d e "Full Time Summary Play-Offs 2nd leg – Tuesday 22 August 2017" (PDF). UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Statistics — Qualifying phase — Team statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Statistics — Qualifying phase — Player statistics — Goals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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