Benfica vs AjaxUefa Champions League 2018/19 Ajax will seal a place in the last-16 of the Champions League if they can get a result against Benfica on tonight. The Dutch giants are sitting pretty at the top of Group E with seven points from their opening three games, though Bundesliga behemoths Bayern Munich boast the same tally. A victory for Ajax would secure qualification to the knockout stages, but a win for Benfica could potentially blow open the group for the final two games. Follow all the goals with Standard Sport's LIVE blog! Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2018-11-07T20:34:44.506Z Ajax hand Benfica a gift! GOAL! 2018-11-07T20:29:53.710Z GOAL | Benfica 1-0 Ajax | Jonas 29' 2018-11-07T20:04:25.970Z KICK-OFF!We are underway in Lisbon. 2018-11-07T19:12:33.386Z Team newsBenfica XI: Vlachodimos, Andre Almeida, Dias, Jardel, Grimaldo, Fernandes, Fejsa, Pires, Salvio, Jonas, CerviSubs: Svilar, Seferovic, Semedo, Krovinovic, Pizzi, Rafa Silva, … [Read more...] about Benfica vs Ajax: Champions League – LIVE!
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Turkish football powerhouse Fenerbahçe has been paired with Portugal's Benfica in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round at a draw held Monday in Switzerland's Nyon. The first matches will be played on Aug. 7-8; second leg matches will be played on Aug. 14. The pairing will likely revive bad memories for the Istanbul-based club which saw its worst defeat in European football competitions against Benfica with a 7-0 loss in the 1975-76 season. Fenerbahçe, on the other hand, made tangible progress in UEFA games since then and counts on a new coach and an administration promising sweeping changes to the team. "Benfica is not pleased with the result of the draw too," Fenerbahçe's French director of football Damien Comolli, told Anadolu Agency (AA) afterward. "It is going to be a tough challenge. Two good teams will face each other." Fenerbahçe is looking to reinvent its image as a leading power in Turkish football after electing Ali Koç as president last … [Read more...] about Turkish clubs learn opponents in Champions League, Europa League qualifiers
Celtic set for Ireland in Europa League if they slip to Champions League exit BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Celtic will play a Europa League tie in Ireland if they slip to a Champions League exit. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/scottish/celtic/celtic-set-for-ireland-in-europa-league-if-they-slip-to-champions-league-exit-37144884.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/article37145030.ece/e481c/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_4f4ef77c-a051-43a2-90f4-faf73602f774_1 Email Celtic will play a Europa League tie in Ireland if they slip to a Champions League exit. Brendan Rodgers side are due to take on Rosenborg in the second qualifying round of Europe's top club tournament but if they lose, they will take on Cork City in the Europa League. Cork, who received a bye into the third qualifying round after their Champions League exit, have been drawn to face the losers of the tie at home on August 9 and away on August 16. Celtic face the Norwegian champions at home on … [Read more...] about Celtic set for Ireland in Europa League if they slip to Champions League exit
Sport by Press Association 23/07/2018, 12:18 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Celtic have been drawn against Greek side AEK Athens should they progress to the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The Scottish champions face Norwegian club Rosenborg in the second qualifying round, with the first leg on Wednesday. Brendan Rodgers’ side coasted past Armenian outfit Alashkert 6-0 on aggregate in their first qualifier, as they look to progress through to the lucrative Champions League group stages. Should Celtic see off Rosenborg and move into the third round of qualifying, the matches will take place on August 7/8, with the first leg provisionally set for Glasgow, and the second leg to be played on August 14. Elsewhere in Monday’s draw, Salzburg entered the ‘Champions path’ and were paired with the winners of the second qualifying round tie between Macedonian side Shkendija and Sheriff … [Read more...] about Celtic handed AEK Athens Champions League qualifier if they get past Rosenborg
Celtic have been drawn against Greek side AEK Athens should they progress to the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The Scottish champions face Norwegian club Rosenborg in the second qualifying round, with the first leg set for July 25. Brendan Rodgers' side coasted past Armenian outfit Alashkert 6-0 on aggregate in their first qualifier, as they look to progress through to the lucrative Champions League group stages. Manchester City, Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool enter the competition Here's the draw in full: ‘Champions’ side of the draw Celtic (SCO) or Rosenborg (NOR) vs AEK Athens (GRE) FC Salzburg (AUT) vs Shkëndija (MKD) or Sheriff (MDA) Crvena zvezda (SRB) or Sūduva (LTU) vs Legia Warszawa (POL) or Spartak Trnava (SVK) Kukës (ALB) or Qarabağ (AZE) vs BATE Borisov (BLR) or HJK Helsinki (FIN) Astana (KAZ) or Midtjylland (DEN) vs Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) or Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) CFR Cluj (ROU) or Malmö (SWE) vs Ludogorets … [Read more...] about Champions League draw in full revealed