LIVE: UEFA Champions League play-offs: Porto-Roma, Villarreal-Monaco headline

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A pair of intriguing first-leg matchups in the final round of UEFA Champions League qualification are set for Wednesday, as Porto host Roma and Villarreal face Monaco.

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Unlike the Premier League, many of Europe’s other major leagues — La Liga and Serie A included — haven’t yet begun, meaning Villarreal and Roma are yet to compete in a competitive fixture this season. Monaco kicked off their Ligue 1 campaign over the weekend with a 2-2 home draw with Guingamp, who finished 16th in the league last season. Porto, meanwhile, opened their domestic season with a 3-1 away victory over Rio Ave on the weekend.

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Manchester City took a giant step toward qualifying for the group stage with a 5-0 thumping of Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday.

UEFA Champions League play-off round, first leg

Porto vs. Roma
Villarreal vs. Monaco
Celtic vs. Hapoel Beer Sheva
Dundalk vs. Legia Warsaw
Ludogorets Razgrad vs. Viktoria Plzen