Third qualifying round draw

It’s hard to imagine but the final is a mere 288 days away! 🙂 With that in mind, the draw for the third and final round of qualifying for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage was held on Friday and some interesting matches should emerge. Last season’s runners-up, Liverpool FC, will have to overcome Toulouse FC. UEFA Cup holders Sevilla FC must find a way past AEK Athens FC, Scottish champions Celtic FC will have to get past FC Spartak Moskva and Arsenal FC will face AC Sparta Praha. Freddy Adu’s new club Benfica will face either FC Copenhagen or Beitar Jerusalem. The 16 third qualifying round ties will be played over two legs on 14/15 and 28/29 August.

The full set of ties are as follows:

FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL) / FC BATE Borisov (BLR)vZag??bie Lubin (POL) / FC Steaua Bucuresti (ROU)
Tampere United (FIN) / PFC Levski Sofia (BUL)vFC Astana (KAZ) / Rosenborg BK (NOR)
FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)vCeltic FC (SCO)
Werder Bremen (GER)vNK Domžale (SVN) / NK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
FK Ventspils (LVA) / FC Salzburg (AUT)vFC Pyunik (ARM) / FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
AFC Ajax (NED)vMŠK Žilina (SVK) / SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
Valencia CF (ESP)vDebreceni VSC (HUN) / IF Elfsborg (SWE)
KRC Genk (BEL) / FK Sarajevo (BIH)vFC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)vRSC Anderlecht (BEL)
Rangers FC (SCO) / FK Zeta (MNE)vFK Crvena Zvezda (SRB) / FC Levadia Tallinn (EST)
Toulouse FC (FRA)vLiverpool FC (ENG)
SL Benfica (POR)vFC København (DEN) / Beitar Jerusalem FC (ISR)
S.S. Lazio (ITA)vFC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti (ROU)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE)vArsenal FC (ENG)
FC Zürich (SUI)vFC Sheriff (MDA) / Be?ikta? JK (TUR)
Sevilla FC (ESP)vAEK Athens FC (GRE)

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