Good afternoon and welcome to this live blog on NU.nl about the Champions League draw of AZ. The Alkmaarders will soon know who they will meet in the second heat of the Champions League. 

  • Draw second heat CL
  • AZ meets Viktoria Plzen
  • Alkmaarders play at home

Live: Draw second qualifying round Champions League with AZ

CL draw AZ21 minutes ago

Viktoria Plzen finished second in the Czech league last season, well behind national champion Slavia Prague. In 2018, the club took the last of the five league titles for the time being. Viktoria Plzen was never an opponent of a Dutch club in a European context, although the club has already participated three times in the group stage of the Champions League. Moreover, Viktoria Plzen reached the eighth finals of the Europa League no less than four times in the past decade and each time that was the end station.

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AZ refrains from follow-up proceedings to directly enforce a CL ticket
AZ accepts the decision of the KNVB and UEFA to give Ajax the direct Champions League ticket. The club from Alkmaar has announced that no follow-up procedure will be started at the CAS. "The interest of AZ has always come first," said general director Robert Eenhoorn on the AZ site. "That is why it was decided at the time to ask UEFA to take a closer look at the decision of the KNVB. Now that the draw has taken place, we finally have an answer to our question. We accept that for now, we focus on the future. "

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AZ meets Viktoria Plzen in the second preliminary round of the Champions League
AZ takes on Viktoria Plzen in the second preliminary round of the Champions League. The Alkmaarders enjoy a home advantage against the Czech club. Due to the corona virus and the limited playing schedule, the preliminary round is about one game. The competition will be held on August 25th or 26th.

CL draw AZ38 minutes ago

AZ is the first to come out of the tube, thus has a home advantage and meets Viktoria Plzen.

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CL draw AZ39 minutes ago

And on with AZ! Which club will the Alkmaarders meet? Besiktas, Rapid Wien or Viktoria Plzen are the options.

CL draw AZ40 minutes ago

It will take a while before AZ's group gets their turn.

  • Budućnost Podgorica / Ludogorets-FC Midtjylland
  • Dynamo Brest / FK Astana-Connah's Quay Nomads / FK Sarajevo
  • Qarabağ FK / FK Sileks-Sheriff Tiraspol / Fola Esch

CL draw AZ one hour ago

The matches in the second qualifying round of the Champions League are as follows:

  • Floriana / CFR Cluj-Dinamo Zagreb
  • Young Boys-Slovan Bratislava / Klaksvík
  • Celtic / KR Reykavík-Ferencváros / Djurgardens
  • Flora Tallinn / Sūduva-Maccabi Tel-Aviv / Riga
  • Molde / KuPS-Celje / Dundalk
  • Legia Warsaw / Drita / Linfield-Ararat-Armenia (Armenia) / Omonia (Cyprus).

CL draw AZ one hour ago

After Heselschwerdt's talk, the draw will now really begin.

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CL draw AZ one hour ago

To get that direct ticket, AZ turned to UEFA. The European Football Association gave from the first moment to support the KNVB, but promised to look again at the situation of AZ before 3 August. UEFA has not been heard from anymore, but seems to be following the line of the KNVB definitively.

CL draw AZ one hour ago

Michael Heselschwerdt explains how the draw works. The draw is about to begin.

CL draw AZ one hour ago

For a long time, AZ hoped not to have to participate in today's draw at all. The Alkmaarders believe that they are entitled to the direct Champions League ticket that Ajax was awarded when the KNVB had to prematurely end the Eredivisie season in April due to the corona crisis. At that time, the team from Amsterdam were the leaders on goal difference, but AZ is of the opinion that the mutual result should have been leading in the distribution of the European tickets. The number two of last season won twice against Ajax in the Eredivisie.

CL draw AZ one hour ago

The team of trainer Arne Slot has an unseeded status as a non-champion and can be linked to Besiktas, Viktoria Plzen or Rapid Wien.

CL draw AZ one hour ago

In Nyon, Switzerland, the draw for the second qualifying round in the Champions League is about to start. AZ is one of the clubs in the making.

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