first_imgIn the 2nd preliminary round of the Champions League, the people of Pilsen will play with Alkmaar, Lokomotiva Zagreb or the Greek vice-champion, who should be PAOK Thessaloniki. Viktoria will find out her opponent at the draw on August 10 in Nyon, Switzerland. Pilsen will be among the three deployed teams and is sure to avoid Rapid Vienna and the Turkish team. This should be the third team of the Besiktas Istanbul domestic competition, as the second Trabzonspor with the Czech defender Filip Novák was excluded from the European Cups. He appealed against the verdict, CAS’s international arbitration has not yet ruled.The last possible of the three opponents in the 2nd preliminary round was met by the West Czechs on Saturday after the dramatic end of the Croatian league. In the 88th minute, the Zagreb locomotive won 2: 1 in Osijek and won a direct battle for the second place in the table, which means participation in the 2nd preliminary round of the Champions League.Pilsen has known for a long time that one of the possible rivals can be Alkmaar, who was second at the time of the premature end of the Dutch league. The third option is the Greek vice-champion, who should be PAOK Thessaloniki. The team from the port city succeeded at CAS with an appeal against the deduction of points and should finish ahead of the AEK Athens in the final table of the domestic competition.The European Cup qualifiers will only be played for one match instead of the traditional two due to the coronavirus pandemic, except for the final 4th preliminary round of the Champions League. The venue will decide the lot.If Pilsen manages the 2nd preliminary round, it will at least secure participation in the basic group of the European League. In the 3rd preliminary round of the Champions League, the Czech vice-champion would no longer be deployed and would get one of the four teams Benfica, Dynamo Kyjev, Gent and Besiktas, who would have to manage the previous preliminary round.Master Slavia has a great chance to enter the Champions League qualification just like last year only in the final 4th preliminary round. To do this, the people of Prague need the current year to be won by a team that will also ensure participation in the group from the domestic competition. If this did not happen, the red and whites would go to the 3rd preliminary round. In case of participation in the 4th preliminary round, they would have at least a certain group of the European League.last_img