The winner against Rapid Vienna, Sparta Prague will rival AS Monaco in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The first phase will be on August 3. Will be back on 10th August.
AS Monaco will play their first leg of the Champions League third qualifying round on Tuesday 3 August. It will take place on the grounds of Sparta Prague, which qualified after beating Rapid Vienna 2-0 on Wednesday. The Czech club has made a good catch a week after being Conceded a 2-1 defeat on Austrian soil.
A busy schedule awaits ASM. The first leg against Sparta Prague will be played just three days before the match against FC Nantes, which opens the 2021–2022 Ligue 1 season. However, this schedule has the advantage of giving more recovery time to Nico Kovac’s men. Louis-II is scheduled for August 10.
Four games away from group stage
In the case of qualification, the club of the principality would still have to play a round-trip play-off. It will be Genak-Shakhtar against the winner of Donetsk or Spartak Moscow-Benfica. The posters will be decided in the draw to be held on August 2.
celtic by the wayside
In other matches of the second preliminary round, a surprise: Celtic fell to Midtjylland. Denmark were initially 1–1 in Scotland before winning the second set 2–1. They will face PSV Eindhoven in the third round.
The group stage of the Champions League will begin on 14 September. The draw for the group will take place on August 26. The first round of 16 for the knockout stage is to be held on February 15, 16, 22 and 23. St Petersburg will host the final on 28 May.
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