Champions League play-off draw: Date, time, teams Rangers can face and how to watch

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he 2022-23 Champions League is fast approaching with the play-off draw scheduled for Tuesday.

Rangers, Monaco and Copenhagen are among the teams vying for a place in the group stage, with this draw deciding the final qualifying round before the start of the tournament proper.

The third qualifying round will take place after the draw with Gers facing Union Saint-Gilloise of Belgium and Monaco facing a tough tie against PSV Eindhoven.

The draw is split into two paths, the champions path and the league path with Rangers in the latter, which will only produce two teams for the group stage. The two losers will go to the group stage of the Europa League.

Here are all the details before the draw…

When is the Champions League play-off draw?

The draw will take place tomorrow, Tuesday August 2, 2022.

UEFA’s headquarters, the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland, will host the draw.

What time is the Champions League play-off draw?

The draw will start at 11am BST and will be followed by the Europa League and Europa Conference League play-off draws.

Who can face Rangers in the Champions League play-off draw?

Rangers are seeded for the draw and will thus avoid the winners of Benfica’s draw with Midtjylland.

The unranked League Path teams will be the winners of Monaco vs PSV and Dynamo Kyiv vs Sturm Graz. The rankings were based on the 2022 UEFA coefficient ranking, with the better team in each game deciding the ranking of the two teams.

In the Champions Path, Copenhagen (seeded) and Trabzonspor (unseeded) will enter the qualifying stages in this round.

The top seeds will be the winners of Ludogorets versus Dinamo Zagreb, Red Star Belgrade versus Pyunik and FC Sheriff versus Viktoria Plzen. The unranked teams will consist of the meetings between Maccabi Haifa against Apollon Limassol, Qarabag against Ferencvaros and Bodo/Glimt against Zalgiris.

How can I watch the Champions League play-off draw?

TV channel: The draw will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.

Direct: BT Sport subscribers can watch the draw via the BT Sport app or website, while the draw will also be streamed for free via YouTube and UEFA’s social media channels.

When will the Champions League play-offs take place?

The home and away games will take place in the weeks starting August 15 and August 22.


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