In the Champions League the four group-winners of Round II have been paired with the respective runners-up. Euro Cup title-holder Ferencvaros (HUN), eyeing to a return to the main round after 2001, needs to overcome Vouliagmeni (GRE) to reach the prelims. The Greeks saw off Sintez (RUS) and caused some head-aches to host Jadran Herceg Novi (CRO) while clinching the second spot in the weekend – this duel shall decide whether three Hungarian sides will play in the main round (as it was usual in the previous years) or for the first time a second Greek club joins title-holder Olympiacos.
It’s going to be a Jadran v Jadran battle in Match B – the Adriatic derby will feature regular main round participant Herceg Novi (MNE) and the team from Split (CRO), here the Montenegrins are the favourites.
The two Italian sides seem to face a less demanding task to clear the last hurdle. Euro Cup runner-up BPM Busto (ITA) visits Strasbourg, while Brescia, 7th in the Final Eight last May, is to clash with Terrassa which anyway did a great job to oust fellow Spanish side Sabadell on Sunday.
Here the outcome of the draw for the Champions League Qualification Round 3 to be played on 6 and 10 October.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUALIFICATION ROUND III
LEG 1 – 06 OCTOBER 2018
A) – FTC BUDAPEST (HUN) vs VOULIAGMENI NC (GRE)
B) – Jadran Split (CRO) vs Jadran HERCEG NOVI (MNE)
C) – Team STASBOURG (FRA) vs Sport Management BUSTO (ITA)
D) – AN BRESCIA (ITA) vs CN TERRASSA (ESP)
LEG 2 – 10 OCTOBER 2018
A) – VOULIAGMENI NC (GRE) vs FTC BUDAPEST (HUN)
B) – Jadran HERCEG NOVI (MNE) vs Jadran Split (CRO)
C) – Sport Management BUSTO (ITA) vs Team STASBOURG (FRA)
D) – CN TERRASSA (ESP) vs AN BRESCIA (ITA)