After Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool clinched their 6th UEFA Champions League trophy, all eyes are now on the 2019-20 season. To add to the hype, UEFA recently released a new TV theme to further add to it. It was also around this time that the draws for the Champions League qualifying round and the Europa League was released.
For both leagues, there are two qualifying draws each, the losing teams in the first Champions League draw, will enter the 2nd qualifying draw of the UEFA Europa League. 32 teams will be divided into three groups, with the first 2 consisting of ten teams and the third will have 12 teams.
In the second qualifying draw for the Champions League, 20 teams will take part. Four teams will have directly qualified and the other 16 will come from the first qualifying round. All 20 teams will be further divided into two groups of ten teams each.
The Europa League draw, boasts of a bigger roster consisting of 94 teams. 87 of them have directly qualified and the remaining 7 teams come from the preliminary round. They will all be split up into nine groups, with 7 groups consisting of ten teams and two groups with 12 teams.
In the second qualifying group, there will be 74 teams, out of which, 27 have directly qualified. The remaining 47 teams will have progressed on from the first qualifying round. All of then will be divided into five groups of ten teams and two groups consisting of 12 teams.