JiLiHOT Daily, August 31, International Telegraph. Early this morning, the UEFA Champions League qualifying matches concluded, and three teams, Copenhagen, PSV Eindhoven, and Antwerp, emerged as the winners, successfully securing their spots in the 2023-24 Champions League season. The four pots for the draw are now determined, and the highly anticipated Champions League group stage draw ceremony is scheduled to take place at 00:00 on September 1st, Philippines time, in Monaco, alongside the UEFA Annual Awards ceremony.
JiLiHOT Daily : UEFA Champions League Round of 32 Teams Confirmed, Draw to Take Place Tomorrow at 00:00
The final three spots for the group stage were decided this morning. Copenhagen, leading 1-0 after the first leg, saw Dennis score the opening goal in the first half of the second leg. However, a late goal from Quinaestrova before the end of the match evened the score. Copenhagen advanced to the group stage based on their advantage from the first leg. In the first leg, Glasgow Rangers drew 2-2 with PSV Eindhoven. But this morning, PSV Eindhoven dominated, with Sabari scoring twice in both halves, Wellman providing 2 assists and a goal, Dercon with 1 assist and 1 goal, and finally, O’Connor contributing an own goal. PSV Eindhoven triumphed 5-1, securing a 7-3 aggregate victory and progressing to the group stage.
Antwerp won the first leg 1-0 against Athens, and in the second leg, both teams remained goalless in the first half. Cork finally scored in the 73rd minute, equalized by Izekil in the 90th minute. However, Barricvisha changed the score to 2-1 during injury time, securing Antwerp’s 3-1 aggregate victory without suspense. PSV Eindhoven and Copenhagen are placed in the third pot, while Antwerp is in the fourth pot. All 32 teams are now confirmed.
According to JiLiHOT Daily reports, La Liga giants Barcelona provided a preview on their official social media: “Who would you like to be in the same group with?” They listed possible opponents, which in other words, might be the teams they’d rather avoid. Teams like Manchester United, Inter Milan, Arsenal, and Porto are among those in the second pot, while the third pot features the mighty AC Milan, and the fourth pot includes the strong-starting Newcastle United. Fans are surely looking forward to the draw, which will take place at 00:00 tomorrow. Let’s meet in the airwaves!