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ROAD TO KIEV: The Champions League journey begins now for Europe’s small clubs

Champions League

Ten teams will now begin their journey to make it to the Champions League group stages as the first qualifying round begins!

Armenia Premier League champions Alashkert host Andorra giants Santa Coloma in Yerevan in the first leg of their qualifying matchup.

Vikingur, winners of Faroe Islands’ Meistaradeildin, will host Kosovo’s Superliga champions Trepca ’89 at Torsvollur.

Malta’s Premier League champions Hibernians will welcome Estonia’s Meistriliiga holders FC Infonet Tallinn in Hibernians Stadium.

Welsh Premier League winners The New Saints will take on Gibraltar’s Premier Division titlists Europa at Park Hall Stadium.

Linfield from Northern Ireland’s Premiership will face San Marino’s Campionato holders La Fiorita at Windsor Park.

In the second round, famous teams like Scotland’s Celtic, Ireland’s Dundalk, Sweden’s Malmo, and Denmark’s Copenhagen are already waiting.