© prorecco.it 21 Oct Champions League preliminary round schedule By: Tim Hartog Men, Champions League In a week time the main phase of the Champions League will get underway with the preliminaries opening round. The four teams coming out of the three-round qualification phase have joined the wild card holders for a top group of contenders set to battle for the Final Six in the next ten rounds of play. The first round next Wednesday will already provide several mouth-watering clashes including defending champion Pro Recco hosting Galatasaray and head coach Igor Milanovic who last year led Recco to Italian league and Champions League triumph. In group A ZF-Eger will experience a tough start to their Champions League campaign as Olympiacos will pay them a visit. The same goes for fellow Hungarian OSC in group B, as Jug Dubrovnik will be coming to Budapest. Qualifiers Jadran Herceg Novi and Primorje Rijeka will go head to head in Montenegro. Read more to check out the complete preliminary phase schedule. Playing times will be announced later, and any case in previews before any round specifically. Champions League 2015-2016 Preliminary phase Wednesday, 28 October - Round 1 Group A CN Atletic-Barceloneta (ESP) vs. Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin (GER) ZF-Eger (HUN) vs. Olympiacos Piraeus (GRE) Jadran Herceg Novi (MNE) vs. Primorje EB Rijeka (CRO) Group B Pro Recco (ITA) vs. Galatasaray Istanbul (TUR) OSC (HUN) vs. Jug CO Dubrovnik (CRO) Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade (SRB) vs. Szolnoki VSK (HUN) Wednesday, 11 November - Round 2 Group A Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin vs. Olympiacos Piraeus Primorje EB Rijeka vs. ZF-Eger CN Atletic-Barceloneta vs. Jadran Herceg Novi Group B Galatasaray Istanbul vs. Jug CO Dubrovnik Szolnoki VSK vs. OSC Pro Recco vs. Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade Saturday, 28 November - Round 3 Group A Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Primorje EB Rijeka Jadran Herceg Novi vs. Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin ZF-Eger vs. CN Atletic-Barceloneta Group B Jug CO Dubrovnik vs. Szolnoki VSK Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade vs. Galatasaray Istanbul OSC vs. Pro Recco Wednesday, 16 December - Round 4 Group A Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin vs. Primorje EB Rijeka CN Atletic-Barceloneta vs. Olympiacos Piraeus Jadran Herceg Novi vs. ZF-Eger Group B Galatasaray Istanbul vs. Szolnoki VSK Pro Recco vs. Jug CO Dubrovnik Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade vs. OSC Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - Round 5 Group A Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Jadran Herceg Novi ZF-Eger vs. Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin Primorje EB Rijeka vs. CN Atletic-Barceloneta Group B OSC vs. Galatasaray Istanbul Jug CO Dubrovnik vs. Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade Pro Recco vs. Szolnoki VSK Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - Round 6 Group A Jadran Herceg Novi vs. Olympiacos Piraeus Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin vs. ZF-Eger CN Atletic-Barceloneta vs. Primorje EB Rijeka Group B Galatasaray Istanbul vs. OSC Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade vs. Jug CO Dubrovnik Szolnoki VSK vs. Pro Recco Saturday, 12 March 2016 - Round 7 Group A Primorje EB Rijeka vs. Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin Olymiacos Piraeus vs. CN Atletic-Barceloneta ZF-Eger vs. Jadran Herceg Novi Group B Szolnoki VSK vs. Galatasaray Istanbul Jug CO Dubrovnik vs. Pro Recco OSC vs. Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade Saturday, 16 April 2016 - Round 8 Group A Primorje EB Rijeka vs. Olympiacos Piraeus Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin vs. Jadran Herceg Novi CN Atletic-Barceloneta vs. ZF-Eger Group B Szolnoki VSK vs. Jug CO Dubrovnik Galatasaray Istanbul vs. Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade Pro Recco vs. OSC Saturday, 30 April 2016 - Round 9 Group A Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin ZF-Eger vs. Primorje EB Rijeka Jadran Herceg Novi vs. CN Atletic-Barceloneta Group B Jug CO Dubrovnik vs. Galatasaray Istanbul OSC vs. Szolnoki VSK Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade vs. Pro Recco Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - Round 10 Group A Wasserfreunde Spandau Berlin vs. CN Atletic-Barceloneta Olympiacos Piraeus vs. ZF-Eger Primorje EB Rijeka vs. Jadran Herceg Novi Group B Galatasaray Istanbul vs. Pro Recco Jug CO Dubrovnik vs. OSC Szolnoki VSK vs. Partizan Raiffeisen Belgrade Qualifying for the Final Six (2-4 June, 2016) in Budapest will be the top 2 teams from Group A (Final Six hosts ZF-Eger excluded), and the top 3 teams of group B.