Glasgow: Champions League is undoubtedly the most coveted entity in the world of Football. It is not just about the glam but also the revenue that tags along. Twelve teams will fight it out for the remaining six spots in the UEFA Champions League. Among the twelve are former champions Red Star Belgrade, PSV Eindhoven and Benfica.
The first legs of the playoff begins on Tuesday. Rangers meet PSV Eindhoven at 7:00 GMT at the Ibrox Stadium. The last head-to-head between these two teams were in 1999 Group Stage. On that day, Rangers beat PSV by 4-1. Interestingly, Ruud van Nistelrooy, current coach of PSV scored the single goal for Eindhoven that day.
Fourteen-time Danish Superliga Champions F.C Copenhagen will face-off against Trabzonspar at Parken Stadium. The current Turkish Super Lig winners aims to enter their second-ever Champions League group stage. On the other hand, F.C Copenhagen attempts to enter their fifth ever UEFA Champions League Group Stage. Trabzonspar and F.C Copenhagen have played each other in two matches before. F.C Copenhagen recorded a win and a draw in the fixture.
In the final fixture of the night, Bodo/Glimt faces Dinamo Zagreb. The match takes place at Aspmyra Stadion in Bodo, Norway. The Norwegian club Bodo/Glimt have never been in the final 32 of the Champions League. However, their track record is nothing but spectacular. After promotion into the top-tier, Bodo won two national titles in a row. In addition to that, they also reached the quarter-finals of the first-ever UEFA Europa Conference League.
Dinamo Zagreb is no new face in European competitions. Dinamo Zagreb is the letterhead of Croatian Football. They have a 15-year consecutive victory at the Prva HNL, the top -tier football of Croatia. Dinamo Zagreb have played 144 matches in UEFA Champions League winning 60 of them. Their last appearance was last year only.
The second legs of these matches will take place on 24th August. The teams will look forward to creating a good lead to put pressure on the opponents.
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