Liverpool Get Hoffenheim In UCL Play-Off Draw
Liverpool Get Hoffenheim In UEFA Champions League Play-Off Draw
The fixtures for the final play-off stage of 2017/18 UEFA Champions League season were drawn on Friday, with Liverpool being matched up with Roberto Firmino's former club Hoffenheim.
The draw took place at UEFA's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, and it produced some exciting fixtures. The winners of the play-off matches will fill up the last 10 places in the UCL group stages.
Here is the play-off draw:
Qarabag (AZE) vs Kobenhavn (DEN)
APOEL (CYP) vs Slavia Praha (CZE)
Olympiacos (GRE) vs Rijeka (CRO)
Celtic (SCO) vs Astana (KAZ)
Hapoel Beer Sheva (ISR) vs Maribor (SVN)
Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR) vs Sevilla (ESP)
Young Boys (SUI) vs CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Napoli (ITA) vs Nice (FRA)
Hoffenheim (GER) vs Liverpool (ENG)
Sporting CP (POR) vs FCSB (ROU)
According to UEFA's website, the first legs will be played on 15 and 16 August, while the return fixtures will take place on 22 and 23 August.
The winners will qualify for the group stages, while the losers will be among this season's UEFA Europa League contestants.
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