Friday, August 1, 2008


by Paul Eaton 01 August 2008,

Liverpool have been paired with Belgian side Standard Liege in the third qualifying round for this season's Champions League.
The first leg is expected to be played in Belgium on 12/13 August with the return game at Anfield two weeks later. However, Liverpool would advise all supporters not to make travel arrangements until dates and venues have been confirmed.

Standard Liege are aiming to qualify for the group stages of the competition for the first time in their history having ended a 25-year wait for their domestic league crown last season.

The two teams last met in European competition back in the second round of the Cup Winners Cup campaign of 1965-66 when the Reds ran out 5-2 aggregate winners.

The draw in full is as follows:

Anorthosis/Rapid Vienna v Olympiakos
Vitoria Guimaraes v IFK Gothenburg/Basel
Shakhtar Donetsk v Domzale/Dinamo Zagreb
Schalke 04 v Atletico Madrid
Aalborg/Modrica v Rangers/Kaunas
Barcelona v Beitar Jerusalem/Wisla Krakow
Levski Sofia v Anderlecht/BATE
Standard Liege v Liverpool
Inter Baku/Partizan v Fenerbahce/MTK Budapest
FC Twente v Arsenal
Spartak Moscow v Drogheda/Dinamo Kiev
Juventus v Tampere/Artmedia
SK Brann/Ventspils v Marseille
Fiorentina v Slavia Prague
Galatasaray v Steaua Bucharest
Panathinaikos/Dinamo Tbilisi v Sheriff Tiraspol/Sparta Prague


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