UEFA Champions League 2013-14 Draw: Arsenal face Fenerbache

The 2013-14 UEFA Champions League qualifying stage will continue this summer with the much-anticipated playoff round, which will feature 20 teams vying for 10 spots in this fall’s group stage.

Clubs like Arsenal, AC Milan and Schalke highlight some of the best that the non-champions route has to offer, while Celtic and Basel are two of the more well-known clubs looking to earn a berth via the champions route this August.

With the draw in the books, the matchups have officially been set and all that’s left to do is watch the action play out.

Here we’ll take a closer look at the key dates and matchups while breaking down a trio of locks to advance from the upcoming playoff round.

UEFA Champions League 2013-14 Playoff Round Champions Route
Team Team 1st Leg 2nd Leg
Dinamo Zagreb vs Austria Wien Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28
Ludogorets Razgrad vs Basel Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28
Viktoria Plzen vs Maribor Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28
Shakhter Karagandy vs Celtic Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28
Steaua Bucuresti vs Legia Warsaw Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28

Non-Champions Route
Team Team 1st Leg 2nd Leg
Lyon vs Real Sociedad Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28
Schalke 04 vs Metalist Kharkiv Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28
Pacos de Ferreira vs Zenit Saint Petersburg Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28
PSV Eindhoven vs AC Milan Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28
Fenerbahce vs Arsenal Aug. 20-21 Aug. 27-28

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