2024/25 Champions League: 1st and 2nd qualifying rounds

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Greyn wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 08:35 OMG 25% chance that Polish club will face Qarabag again... :sigh: Maccabi TA would be favorites vs Jagiellonia, same for Qarabag. Slovan/Struga would not be that bad and Panevezys/HJK would be perfect with Jagiellonia as clear favorites.
They persecute us with this Qarabağ, come on... Every single year the same case.

Anyway, 50% chance of a good draw, not bad for an unseeded team.
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To be fair Jagiellonia got the two weakest seeded clubs -- not exactly a disastrous group. But it all depends on who they actually draw of course.
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Bulgarian wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 09:17
Greyn wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 08:35 OMG 25% chance that Polish club will face Qarabag again... :sigh:
Are you even surprised anymore :D
To be honest - yes, I am. I hope Jagiellonia will avoid them no matter what, how strong they are, their seeding status, etc. It would be too much after Wisła, Piast, Legia, Lech and Raków already faced them this century.
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Juliusz wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 09:22
Greyn wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 08:35 OMG 25% chance that Polish club will face Qarabag again... :sigh: Maccabi TA would be favorites vs Jagiellonia, same for Qarabag. Slovan/Struga would not be that bad and Panevezys/HJK would be perfect with Jagiellonia as clear favorites.
They persecute us with this Qarabağ, come on... Every single year the same case.

Anyway, 50% chance of a good draw, not bad for an unseeded team.
If it continues this way, in 10 years Qarabag fans will know half of Polish Ekstraklasa clubs.
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Greyn wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 08:56
emortal wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 08:40 Group 3 seems to set up some strong ties that may produce an upset.

Jagellonia and FCSB are dangerous IMO.
Problem with Jagiellonia is that their players have no European experience and for me it matters a lot. They are also not that strong just because they are Polish champions. Jaga took advantage that Legia, Lech and Raków had their issues throughout the season. Bookies rate Legia, Lech, Raków as main favorites to be the champions next season. Jagiellonia is 4th in order.
That reminds me of something 😁

PAOK against all odds 🦅🏆🖤🤍
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PAOK and APOEL avoided all all the strong seeds already.

Ideal would be Borac/Egnatia and TNS/Decic to avoid trips too (not that it matters in July without league matches in between).
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Firnen wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 10:48 PAOK and APOEL avoided all all the strong seeds already.

Ideal would be Borac/Egnatia and TNS/Decic to avoid trips too (not that it matters in July without league matches in between).
Borac/Egnatia it is for PAOK.

Ordabasy/Petrocub for APOEL - a bit trickier.
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Very positive draw for PAOK!
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Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Steaua and Helsinki vs Jaggelonia are the only ties with no clear favourite.
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Best possible draw for Jagiellonia - HJK/Panevezys. Jaga with a huge chance for GS football.
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Perfect. Don't they dare waste it.
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Gorets should secure GS football and they better not fail because its shaping up to be a very bad year as it is.
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Champions Path
PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL) / FC Dinamo Batumi (GEO) vs FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR) / FC Pyunik (ARM)
APOEL FC (CYP) vs FC Ordabasy (KAZ) / FC Petrocub (MDA)
Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) vs The New Saints FC (WAL) / FK Dečić (MNE)
PAOK FC (GRE) vs FK Borac Banja Luka (BIH) / KF Egnatia (ALB)

FK Bodø/Glimt (NOR) vs FC RFS (LVA) / Larne FC (NIR)
Malmö FF (SWE) vs KÍ Klaksvík (FRO) / FC Differdange 03 (LUX)
Vikingur Reykjavík (ISL) / Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL) vs AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
FC Ballkani (KOS) / UE Santa Coloma (AND) vs FC Midtjylland (DEN)

FC Flora Tallinn (EST) / NK Celje (SVN) vs ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) / FC Struga (MKD)
FK Panevėžys (LTU) / HJK Helsinki (FIN) vs Jagiellonia Białystok (POL)
Hamrun Spartans FC (MLT) / Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB) vs Qarabağ FK (AZE)
Virtus A.C. 1964 (SMR) / Fotbal Club FCSB (ROU) vs Maccabi Tel Aviv FC (ISR)

League Path
FC Lugano (SUI) vs Fenerbahçe SK (TUR)
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) vs FK Partizan (SRB)
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bugylibicska wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 02:11 I want to see PAOK, Fradi, Qarabag, Dinamo Batumi (it'll be probably Ludogorets) in the next round from the seeded and good luck - get HJK Helsinki - to Steaua, Ordabasy, Borac and Jagiellonia.
Qarabag got the best draw, but Fradi also cannot complain. PAOK stronger than Borac and Batumi would have about equal chances if they could make it against Ludogorets. Jagiellonia won the HJK lottery, Steaua, Borac and Ordabasy all got tough draws. The tie of the round is Steaua - Maccabi TA.
For the seeded in the North group not one decent opponent.
In the league path the draw I wanted.
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Dynamo Kyiv in Belgrade,more Putin Chants....
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