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2024/25 Champions League draw takes place 17 days after last season’s final

The 2024/25 UEFA Champions League draw has taken place, 17 days after Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund in last season’s final. Seventeen ties were drawn for the first qualifying round, with the likes of Celtic and Crvena Zvezda included.

How does the Champions League draw work?

The draw for the first qualifying round was split into five groups of six teams, three of which were seeded and the other three unseeded. They were divided based on the clubs’ coefficient rankings. You can read all about the procedure for the draw and the requirements for each competing team on the UEFA website here.

Champions League draw
Real Madrid won last year's edition of the Champions League for the 15th time  – Photo by Icon Sport

First qualifying round draw in full

The first qualifying round ties will be played on August 18 and 19 and will be one-off ties. If a match is level, then extra-time and a penalty shootout will take place. The winning teams advance to the second qualifying round of the Champions League, while the losing teams go to the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. You can see the draw in full here:

Ferencváros (HUN) vs Djurgården (SWE)
Celtic (SCO) vs KR Reykjavík (ISL)
Legia Warszawa (POL) vs Linfield (NIR)
Sheriff (MDA) vs Fola Esch (LUX)
Connah's Quay Nomads (WAL) vs Sarajevo (BIH)
Crvena zvezda (SRB) vs Europa (GIB)
Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) vs Ludogorets (BUL)
Ararat-Armenia (ARM) vs Omonia (CYP)
Floriana (MLT) vs CFR Cluj (ROU)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) vs Riga (LVA)
Qarabağ (AZE) vs Sileks (MKD)
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) vs Tirana (ALB)
Dynamo Brest (BLR) vs Astana (KAZ)
Molde (NOR) vs KuPS (FIN)
Flora Tallinn (EST) vs Sūduva (LTU)
Celje (SVN) vs Dundalk (IRL)
KÍ (FRO) vs Slovan Bratislava (SVK)