While the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League group stage is still a ways off, the competition has already begun in earnest with the qualifying rounds.
We’ve now reached the final stages of the qualifiers, with the playoffs being all that’s left to determine which teams will round off the tournament’s eight groups next month.
Twelve teams remain in contention to join the big boys in Europe, with two-legged fixtures used to cement the places of the final six teams. Dinamo Zagreb, Rosenborg, CFR Cluj, Slavia Prague, Young Boys, Red Star Belgrade, APOEL, Ajax, LASK, Club Brugge, Olympiacos and Krasnodar are the teams that will compete in the playoff round, with the six winners advancing to the Champions League while the rest will move on to the Europa League.
The domestic season is just starting for most of the clubs, but these matches may just be the biggest they play in all season.
For a team like Ajax, which progressed all the way to the semifinals in a magical run last season, elimination at this stage would be devastating.
Here’s the full schedule for the Champions League playoffs.
Champions League playoff round schedule, results
All matches kick off at 3 p.m. Eastern
|TEAM||AGG.||TEAM||LEG 1||LEG 2|
|Dinamo Zagreb||–||Rosenborg||Aug 21||Aug 27|
|CFR Cluj||–||Slavia Prague||0-1||Aug 28|
|Young Boys||–||Red Star Belgrade||Aug 21||Aug 27|
|LASK||–||Club Brugge||0-1||Aug 28|
|Olimpiacos||–||Krasnodar||Aug 21||Aug 27|
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