After Chelsea’s win in Champions League final last season the most significant European football club competition start again. The 2012/2013 Champions League final will be held at Wembley.
For the biggest clubs the new season of Champions League – the group stage begins on 18-19 September, 2012.
However, many football clubs start Champions League competition from qualifying rounds: first, second and third called play-offs. The winners of third round will advance to the group stage phase.
First Champions League qualifying round: 3-10 July, 2012.
First leg results
Dudelange (MLT) – Tre Penne (LUX) 7-0
Valletta (SMR) – Lusitans (MLT) 8-0
Linfield (BEL) – B36 (NIR) 0 – 0
Second Champions League qualifying round: 17-25 July, 2012.
Dudelange/Tre Penne – FC Salzburg (AUS)
Valletta/Lusitans – FK Partizan (SRB)
Ulisses (HUN) – FC Sheriff (ARM)
Flora (ITA) – FC Basel 1893 (SWI)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) – Reykjavík (ISL)
Neftçi (AZE) – FC Zestafoni (GEO)
Liberec FC (CZE) – FC Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)
AEL Limassol FC (CYP) – Linfield/B36
MŠK Žilina (SVK) – Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (ISR)
The New Saints FC (WAL) – Helsingborgs IF (SWE)
Skënderbeu (ALB) – Debreceni VSC (HUN)
Referee: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL) – Stadium: Skënderbeu, Korca (ALB)
Molde FK (NOR) – FK Ventspils (LAT)
Shamrock Rovers FC (IRE)- FK Ekranas (LIT)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) – FK Vardar (FYROM)
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) – GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
NK Maribor (SVN) – K Željezničar (B-H)
FK Budućnost Podgorica (HUN) – WKS Śląsk Wroclaw (POL)
Third Champions League qualifying round: 21-29 August, 2012.