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Olympiacos sign Durmaz as Samaris joins Benfica

Friday 22 August 2014 23.58 CET
Olympiacos sign Durmaz as Samaris joins Benfica
Olympiacos FC have captured Jimmy Durmaz from Gençlerbirliği SK after Andreas Samaris made a reported €10m switch to fellow UEFA Champions League hopefuls SL Benfica.
 
Background: Arsenal v Beşiktaş

Background: Arsenal v Beşiktaş

Arsenal FC have yet to lose a qualifying tie – or concede at home to Turkish opponents – as Beşiktaş JK return to London for their UEFA Champions League play-off decider.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.55 CET
 
Background: APOEL v AaB

Background: APOEL v AaB

APOEL FC will hope they can begin a new UEFA Champions League group stage adventure as Aalborg BK look to avoid the fate that once befell Superliga rivals FC København in Cyprus.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.45 CET
 
Background: Leverkusen v København

Background: Leverkusen v København

With this season's final being staged in Germany, Bayer 04 Leverkusen have an extra incentive to make it past FC København and into the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.40 CET
 
Background: Celtic v Maribor

Background: Celtic v Maribor

Celtic FC are looking to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the ninth time as they play host to Slovenia's NK Maribor in their play-off decider.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.35 CET
 
Background: Ludogorets v Steaua

Background: Ludogorets v Steaua

PFC Ludogorets Razgrad shone in last term's UEFA Europa League – now FC Steaua Bucureşti stand between them and a UEFA Champions League group stage debut.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.24 CET
 
Background: Malmö v Salzburg

Background: Malmö v Salzburg

Malmö FF have been in fine form in their last six European home games as they look to make their way past FC Salzburg to the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.23 CET
 
Background: Athletic v Napoli

Background: Athletic v Napoli

Athletic Club are eager to make it to the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time since 1998/99 as SSC Napoli come to Spain for their play-off decider.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.15 CET
 
Background: BATE v Slovan Bratislava

Background: BATE v Slovan Bratislava

FC BATE Borisov bring ŠK Slovan Bratislava to Belarus, with a fourth UEFA Champions League group stage campaign the target for Aleksandr Yermakovich's side.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.10 CET
 
Background: Porto v LOSC

Background: Porto v LOSC

UEFA Champions League winners when the final was staged in Germany in 2004, FC Porto must overcome LOSC Lille if they are to make it to this season's group stage.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.05 CET
 
Background: Zenit v Standard Liège

Background: Zenit v Standard Liège

FC Zenit will look to maintain their 100% record at home against Belgian opponents as R. Standard de Liège head east in search of a first win – and a first goal – in Russia.
Friday 22 August 2014 0.00 CET
 
Olympiacos bring in Benítez

Olympiacos bring in Benítez

Olympiacos FC have continued to strengthen ahead of next Thursday's draw and their Greek title defence with Paraguayan international striker Jorge Benítez joining from Club Guaraní.
Thursday 21 August 2014 10.36 CET
 
Watch highlights from all Wednesday's games

Watch highlights from all Wednesday's games

There were away wins for FC Zenit and FC Porto while the first legs between ŠK Slovan Bratislava and FC BATE Borisov, NK Maribor and Celtic FC, and Aalborg BK and APOEL FC were drawn.
Thursday 21 August 2014 1.00 CET
 
Porto rue missed chances after narrow win

Porto rue missed chances after narrow win

Bruno Martins Indi was underwhelmed by FC Porto's winning margin against LOSC Lille while Simon Kjær told UEFA.com his side need to show a clinical streak next week.
Thursday 21 August 2014 0.39 CET
 
APOEL equaliser frustrates AaB's Wichmann

APOEL equaliser frustrates AaB's Wichmann

Aalborg BK's Mathias Wichmann said allowing visitors APOEL FC to equalise for a 1-1 draw was "a huge blow" while Nuno Morais spoke of his side's defensive plan.
Thursday 21 August 2014 0.36 CET