Champions League Playoffs results

After the conclusion of last night’s play off round, we finally know the 32 teams to have qualified for this year’s UEFA Champions League! Draw tonight, 25th of August, 6 PM CET. Let’s see what happened in the Playoff Round!

16/08/22Bodø/Glimt1GNK Dinamo Zagreb0
16/08/22FC København2Trabzonspor1
16/08/22Rangers2PSV Eindhoven2
17/08/22Qarabağ FK0Viktoria Plzeň0
17/08/22Dynamo Kyiv0SL Benfica2
17/08/22Maccabi Haifa3FK Crvena zvezda2
23/08/22FK Crvena zvezda2Maccabi Haifa2
23/08/22SL Benfica3Dynamo Kyiv0
23/08/22Viktoria Plzeň2Qarabağ FK1
24/08/22GNK Dinamo Zagreb4Bodø/Glimt1
24/08/22PSV Eindhoven0Rangers1
24/08/22Trabzonspor0FC København0
Bold: qualified teams

It’s a bitter ending for some teams, after some exemplary runs. Bodo/Glimt, one of the revelations of the qualifying rounds, seemed to be on the right track, with a first leg victory over favorites, Dinamo Zagreb, however the Croats proved to be too strong to handle and demolished them 4-1. The other Dynamo, Kyiv, promised to offer us an exciting tie versus Benfica, however the Portuguese side dominated both legs.

On the other hand, Maccabi Haifa managed to qualify against all odds, as they have bean Red Star Belgrade at home and drew in Serbia. Qarabag’s fairytale also comes to an end, as they succumb to Czech side, Viktoria Plzen.

Another key fixture was the one between Rangers and PSV. After a first round draw, 2-2, Rangers managed to beat PSV in the Netherlands, thus securing their place in the groups of the Champions League. FC Kobenhavn’s first round victory proved to be enough, as they drew in Turkey against Trabzonspor.

For the eliminated teams however, it is not the end of the road, as they will be included into this years Europa League group stage.