OM know these potential opponents for the 3rd preliminary round of the UCL

By finishing third in Ligue 1 this season, OM will have to go through the third preliminary round of the Champions League. The Marseillais are already aware of the opponents they may encounter.

This weekend, almost all the championships have ended, OM, qualified via their third place in Ligue 1, have therefore learned who their potential opponents will be in Champions League third qualifying round.

The potential opponents of the Marseillais are the qualified in 3ème tour : The Storm Graz TSC (Austria) and Backa Topola (Serbia). LOON being seeded, they still avoid the more upscale clubs: Braga (Portugal), PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Glasgow Rangers (Scotland).

Marseille can also meet the winners of the confrontations of the 2nd round which are: The SK Dnipro (Ukraine), le KRC Genk (Belgium), the Servette FC (Switzerland) and the Panathinaikos (Greece).

The first leg of the 3rd preliminary round will be held on August 8 or 9 and August 15 for the return match.

Not an end in itself

emerge victorious from this 3rd preliminary round does not, however, guarantee a ticket for the group stages of the LDC. Winning the double confrontation simply offers qualification for the play-offs, which are the last stage before being able to access them.

In the event of victory, the Olympians will therefore have to face the other winners of the 3rd round in the play-offs to obtain their final ticket.

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An extremely busy month of August

Often described as a poisoned gift, third place in Ligue 1 offers the team that finishes there a hellish month of August the following season. LOON is no exception to the rule and will play, the month of next August, seven games of capital importance in just 20 days:

8/9 August: UCL 3rd round first leg
August 12: 1st day of L1
August 15: UCL 3rd round return
August 19: 2nd day of L1
August 22: LDC outward play-off
August 26: 3rd day of L1
August 29: UCL return play-off

2023-06-05 10:02:35
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