Qualifying draw of the 4th round of the Champions League

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UEFA Champions League predictions

On the 6th of August, Monday, in the Swiss headquarters of UEFA will be geld the qualifying draw of the last, fourth round of European club championship. We will remind you that the changed regulations of the Champions League’s qualification have come into force this summer. Of course, the quantitative list of participants of an autumn group stage remained invariable – 32 teams.

However now, there are not 22 teams as earlier but 26 teams in the main draw. This is Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Valencia (Spain), Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool (England), Juventus, Napoli, Roma and Inter (Italy), Bayern, Schalke, Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund (Germany), Paris SaintGermain, Monaco and Lyon (France), Lokomotiv Moscow and CSKA (Russia) and also Porto (Portugal), Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Brugge (Belgium), Galatasaray (Turkey) and Viktoria (Czech Republic).

These 26 teams even in the spring, according to the results in national championships have guaranteed themselves the berths into the group stage of the Champions League. Therefore, from now the participants of four stages of summer qualification stage are fighting not for 10 as earlier but only for 6 vacant berths in the main draw.

Way of champions

The way of champions is the most important from two micro tournaments of present qualification. From six vacant berths four will be filled by final winners of this way. On August 7-8 and 14-15 there will be held next, third qualification stage in which twelve champions of various European countries will take part.

Tuesday, August 7

15:00. Astana Kazakhstan (2.45) – Dinamo Croatia (2.95) (GMT+1)
18:00. MalmöSweden (1.35) – Vidi Hungary (8.75) (GMT+1)
18:00. Qarabağ Azerbaijan (2.55) – BATE  Belarus (2.65) (GMT+1)
19:30. Crvena zvezdaSerbia (1.40) – Spartak Slovakia (7.30) (GMT+1)

Wednesday, August 8

18:00. Salzburg Austria (1.15) – Shkendija Macedonia (19.00) (GMT+1)
19:45. Celtic Scotland (1.65) – AEK Greece (5.50) (GMT+1)
Then, exactly in one week will be held return matches on the fields of the rivals according to their results six winners of the named pairs will take part in the last, fourth round. Here the Netherlands PSV and the Swiss Young Boys will join them. According to the forthcoming draw, eight teams will make the quartet of new pairs and their final winners will become the participants of an autumn group stage.

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Way of Leagues’ representatives

With all respect for fourteen named champions, due to the changed regulations of qualification we have received the most improbable paradox. But, before to tell it, we will present participants of the second micro tournament:

Tuesday, August 7

18:30. Slavia the Czech Republic (2.75) – Dynamo Ukraine (2.55) (GMT+1)
19:00. Standard Belgium (3.30)-Ajax Netherlands (2.20) (GMT+1)
20:00. Benfica Portugal (1.80) – Fenerbahçe Turkey (4.25) (GMT+1)

Wednesday, August 8

18:00. PAOK Greece (2.50) – Spartak Russia (2.90) (GMT+1)

So, what do we have now? According to the results of the third round (on the 7-8th of August and on the 14-15th of August) and then of the fourth (on the 21-22nd of August and 28-29th of August) eight named grandees of the national leagues will fight for only two berths in the main draw of the tournament while less famous teams of the champions’ way will get twice more berths into the group stage…

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