SERBIAN champions Crvena Zvezda visit Young Boys Bern in the first leg of their Champions League playoff.

The side known in English as Red Star Belgrade edged past FC Copenhagen to reach this stage, winning 7-6 on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate draw.

 Zvezda were penalty shootout winners over FC Copenhagen in the third qualifying round


Zvezda were penalty shootout winners over FC Copenhagen in the third qualifying roundCredit: EPA

Prior to that, they also beat Lithuanian side FK Suduva and Finnish outfit Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi in the first and second round respectively.

Meanwhile, Young Boys were only inducted into qualifying at the final hurdle after claiming the Swiss Super League title last season.

Both sides made a name for themselves in the tournament last year – Young boys beat Juventus, while Red Star defeated eventual champions Liverpool 2-0 on home turf.

The winner of the tie will advance into the group stages of the Champions League, with each mini-league set to be drawn on Thursday, August 29, the day after qualifying ends.

What time does Young Boys vs Crvena Zvezda kick off?

This Champions League qualifying clash is taking place tonight.

It kicked off at 8pm UK time – that’s 9pm in both Switzerland and Serbia.

The match is being held at the Stade de Suisse in Bern.

What TV channel is Young Boys vs Crvena Zvezda on and can I live stream it?

You can catch all the action live on BT Sport 2.

If you’re a BT customer, download the official app to stream on your mobile, tablet, games console or PC.

Coverage will begin at 7.45pm.

In Serbia the match is live on RTS while in Switzerland, it’s on Teleclub Sport 1.

Can I watch Young Boys vs Crvena Zvezda for FREE?

EE phone customers can watch the big match tonight for FREE.

If you are an EE phone subscriber, you can sign up for a three-month FREE trial to BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150.

This will allow you to watch on your phone, with casting available to your TV though the service.

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