Dropping down to the Europa League would be a dreadful way to start a season in which Roma will be expected to challenge Juventus' domestic dominance.
Roma coach Luciano Spalletti is keen to start their season well when they head to Porto for a "crucial" Champions League playoff on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola is hoping to lead Manchester City on a long run in the "beautiful" Champions League.
Michael Yokhin takes a look at five things you need to know about Celtic's Champions League opponents, Israeli champions Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Gab Marcotti: UEFA is set to approve some significant changes to the structure of the Champions League. We explain what happened, and why.
Steaua Bucuresti boss Laurentiu Reghecampf says he's confident his side will be able to qualify for the UCL group stage.