This week is held the 2 nd round of the playoffs and the winners will go into the battle to win the Champions League title.
FK Austria Wien v GNK Dinamo Zagreb (2-0) - 27 august 2013 20:45
The Vienna club do not have surrendered a two-goal lead in Europe for over 50 years . The single moment they allow get such a successful placement was in the 1960/61 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals after they defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2-0 at home however lost 5-0 in England .
Dinamo's greatest comeback arrived en route to gaining the 1966/67 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup the moment they lost their semi-final firstly leg 3-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt stilltriumphed 4-0 in the return.
FC Basel 1893 v PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (4-2) - 27 august 2013 20:45
Basel are unbeaten in 7 home meets in Europe , such as a 1-0 victory against Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC in the 3rd getting qualified round . The Swiss club get 8 of the 9 European ties wherein they earned a two-goal advantage in the 1st leg .
Bulgarian champions Ludogorets got just previously performed 1 European tie before this season – losing to a Dinamo Zagreb strike 8 minutes into added time in last season's 2nd getting qualified round just like an away-goals success beckoned .
Legia Warszawa v FC Steaua Bucureşti (1-1) - 27 august 2013 20:45
Legia are trying to ensure that it is 3rd moment successful after two times losing in the last round of getting qualified , against FC Barcelona in 2002/03 and FC Shakhtar Donetsk in 2006/07.
Altogether , Steaua have missing 6 of the 10 UEFA competition ties where they drew the 1st leg at home.
PAOK FC v FC Schalke 04 (1-1) - 27 august 2013 20:45
PAOK's 2 last meetings with German rivals each went to penalty shoot-outs . In the 1983/84 UEFA Cup 2nd round against FC Bayern München , Pál Csernai's PAOK side drew 0-0 at home and obtained a 2nd stalemate in Munich before losing the tie 9-8 on penalties.
Schalke were unbeaten in their 4 away matches in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League , a run that contained a 2-1 triumph over Olympiacos FC in Greece with Benedikt Höwedes and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scoring.
Arsenal FC v Fenerbahçe SK (3-0) - 27 august 2013 20:45
To be eligible for the group stage Fenerbahçe SK have to turn into only the 3rd continental rivals in 50 years to inflict on Arsenal a home beat of 3 goals or even more – an enormous job for a crew having just scored a mixed 3 goals on 8 former tours to England.
Even though Arsenal lost two times at home by 2 goals in last season's UEFA Champions League – 2-0 against FC Schalke 04 in the group stage and 3-1 against Bayern in the round of 16 – just two times in their whole European history have they endured a defeat of the kind Fenerbahçe need . The two weighty failures came against FC Internazionale Milano ( 0-3 ) in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League group stage and FC Spartak Moskva ( 2-5 ) in the 1982/83 UEFA Cup 1st round.
FC Zenit v FC Paços de Ferreira (4-1) - 28 august 2013 18:00
Before losing to AC Milan in the 2012/13 group stage , Zenit had gone 16 games unbeaten at home in UEFA competition . Such as their 5-0 beat of FC Nordsjælland in the3rd getting qualified round that they have earned 3 of their previous 4 home tours in Europe , and have lost only one of their previous 22.
Paços , rivaling in the UEFA Champions League at the beginning , have never before ranked an away goal in European competition.
AC Milan v PSV Eindhoven ( 1-1 ) – 28 august 2013 20:45
This is the single tie of the play-off round that pits with each other 2 previous European champions – PSV lifted the trophy in 1988 at the same time as Milan are seven-time winners.
Milan lost 2-0 to AFC Ajax in their final home meeting with an Eredivisie side , in the 2010/11 group stage , albeit with advancement to the previous 16 already guaranteed . Their total record against Dutch clubs at San Siro is W6 D1 L3 .
NK Maribor v FC Viktoria Plzeň ( 1-3 ) - 28 august 2013 20:45
Plzeň have never allow a two-goal lead slip in Europe and will come to Maribor confident of completing the mission given their free-scoring form in qualifying and a run of six games unbeaten on their visits in UEFA competition.
Maribor have 2 times gone into a European home tie with a two-goal first-leg decline and finished up eliminated on every occasion – against FC Zimbru Chisinau in the 2000/01 UEFA Champions League 2nd getting qualified round ( 0-2 a , 1-0 h ) and Olympiacos in the 1995/96 UEFA Cup first round ( 0-2 a , 1-3 h ).
Celtic FC v FC Shakhter Karagandy ( 0-2 ) - 28 august 2013 20:45
Celtic may take heart from the point that 4 occasions earlier they have came back to Glasgow with a 2-0 first-leg insufficiency to get over in UEFA competition – and 3 timesthey have pulled off an effective fightback.
Regardless of what the result , Shakhter can anticipate a great 1st European group stage presence for a Kazakh club , given that the losing side will progress to the similarphase of the UEFA Europa League.
Real Sociedad de Fútbol v Olympique Lyonnais ( 2-0 ) - 28 august 2013 20:45
Lyon must do anything they have never accomplished before and overturn a first-leg home beat whether they are to get the group stage . 2 times before they have been on this place – against Maribor in the 1999/2000 UEFA Champions League 3rd getting qualified round ( h 0-1 , a 0-2 ) and against Trabzonspor in the 1991/92 UEFA Cup 2ndround ( 3-4 h , 1-4 a ) .
Real's previous home win in continental competition was in September 2003, while Darko Kovačević gained them a 1-0 success against Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League group stage.