Teams involved (20)
Champions path (12): 2 automatic entrants, 10 second qualifying round winners
League path (8): 6 automatic entrants, 2 second qualifying round winners
Fixtures (2/3 & 9 August)
Maccabi Haifa (ISR) vs Apollon Limassol (CYP): (first leg) 4-0
Qarabağ (AZE) vs Ferencváros (HUN): 1-1
Ludogorets (BUL) vs Dinamo Zagreb (CRO): 1-2
Sheriff (MDA) vs Viktoria Plzeň (CZE): 1-2
Bodø/Glimt (NOR) vs Žalgiris (LTU): 5-0
Crvena zvezda (SRB) vs Pyunik (ARM): 5-0
Monaco (FRA) vs PSV Eindhoven (NED): 1-1
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) vs Sturm Graz (AUT): 1-0
Union Saint-Gilloise (BEL) vs Rangers (SCO): 2-0
Benfica (POR) vs Midtjylland (DEN): 4-1
How does it work?
Teams play home and away with the aggregate winners progressing to their respective path of the play-offs; if teams are level after 180 minutes, extra time and penalties will be played. There are no away goals.
Defeated teams in the champions path transfer to the UEFA Europa League play-off round; league path losers will line up in the Europa League group stage.