The UEFA Champions League 2013/14 Qualifications - Second Round - First Leg - Scores

The UEFA Champions League (UCL) Logo - Large Size - 800 x 572The first legs of the second round of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League 2013/14 took place on July 16th and July 17th.

There were 17 matches played and among the 34 teams that competed on Tuesday and Wednesday, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb and Celtic made it all the way to the competition's group stage last year.

Here are the second round, first leg scores:

July 16th, 2013

Plzen vs. Zeljeznicar 4-3
BATE vs. Shakhter 0-1
Dinamo Tbilisi vs. EB/Streymur 6-1
Sheriff vs. Sutjeska 1-1
Ekranas v. FH 0-1
Fola v. Dinamo Zagreb 0-5
Birkirkara v. Maribor 0-0
Steaua vs. Vardar 3-0

July 17th, 2013

Shirak v. Partizan 1-1
HJK v. Kalju 0-0
Netfci vs. Skenderbeu -0-
Sligo vs. Molde 0-1
Elfsborg vs. Daugava Daugavpils 7-1
TNS vs. Legia 1-3
Slovan Bratislava vs. Ludogorets 2-1
Gyor vs. M. Tel-Aviv 0-2
Cliftonville vs. Celtic 0-3

The second leg games are played on the 23rd and 24th of July after which the 17 winners will be pooled with some of the bigger names of European football for the third round of the competition which will take place on 30th and 31st of July and 6th and 7th of August.

The road to the UEFA Champions League group stage is a tough one for the teams from smaller leagues. After the third round, more European elite teams will join the qualification process for the round of play-offs which will take place on 20th, 21st and 27th of August. The play-offs will finally determine the 10 teams that will join the 22 teams that qualified to the UEFA Champions League group stage directly.

The 22 teams that have already qualified to the UEFA Champions League group stage are:

English Premier League:
Manchester United
Manchester City
Chelsea FC

Spanish La Liga:
Real Madrid

German Bundesliga:
Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund
Bayer Leverkusen

Italian Serie-A:

French Ligue 1:

Portuguese Liga:
FC Porto

Russian Premier League:
CSKA Moscow

Dutch Eredivisie:

Ukrainian Premier League:
Shakhtar Donetsk

Greek Super League:

Turkish Super Lig:

Belgian Pro League:

Danish Superliga:
FC Copenhagen

We will keep you posted on the latest from the UCL qualifications.