Thursday, July 14, 2016

Europa League Qualifying

The second round of Europa League qualifying opened on Thursday with 34 games.

At Gyumri, Armenia:

Erik Jirka's equalizer in the 87th minute lifted Spartak Trnava to a series-opening 1-1 road draw with Shirak.  Davit Hakobyan scored for the hosts in the 16th minute.

At Minsk, Belarus:

Chris Fagan's goal in the 54th minute carried St. Patrick's Athletic to a series-opening 1-1 road draw with Dinamo Minsk, whose tally came in the 25th minute courtesy of Uladzimir Karytska.

At Belgrade, Serbia:

Partizan Belgrade and visiting Zaglebie Lubin battled to a series-opening 0-0 stalemate.

At Novi Sad, Serbia:

Aleksandar Palocevic scored the only goal of the match in the 86th minute as Vojvodina downed visiting Connah's Quay Nomads 1-0 in game one of their series.

At Netanya, Israel:

Gil Vermouth's equalizer in the 70th minute enabled Maccabi Haifa to salvage a series-opening 1-1 draw with Nomme Kalju.  Janar Toomet scored for the visiting Estonian club in the 47th minute.

At Edinburgh, Scotland:

Kamil Vilczek scored the only goal of Brondby's series-opening 1-0 road victory over Hibernian in the opening minute.

At Salihorsk, Belarus:

Dejan Trajkovski's goal in the 52nd minute carried Domzale to a game-one 1-1 road draw with Shakhtyor Soligorsk.  Nikola Ignjatijevic scored in the 35th minute for the hosts.

At Vienna, Austria:

Felipe Peres scored the lone goal of Austria Vienna's series-opening 1-0 victory over visiting Kukesi in the 24th minute.

At Gyor, Hungary:

Filip Ozobic scored the winning goal in the 63rd minute as Gabala knocked off MTK Budapest 2-1 on the road in game one.

At Stara Zagora, Bulgaria:

Velelin Penev's goal in the 49th minute enabled Baroe Stara Zagora to salvage a 1-1 series-opening home draw with HJK Helsinki.  Afredo Morelos scored for the Finnish club in the 38th minute.

At Rovaniemi, Finland:

Abdou Jammeh scored twice, once for his team (87') and once against (73') as RoPS settled for a series-opening 1-1 draw with visiting Lokomotiv Zagreb.

At Baku, Azerbaijan:

The opening contest between Neftchi Baku and visiting Shkendija ended in a 0-0 deadlock.

At Reykjavik, Iceland:

Norten Beck Andersen scored twice (48', 50') and Oskar Orn Hauksson once (PK-77') as KR Reykjavik salvaged a series-opening 3-3 home draw with Grasshoppers.  Ridge Munsy (18'), Nikola Gjorgjev (36'), and Caio Alves (59') each scored once for the Swiss club.

At Herning, Denmark:

Pione Sisto scored twice as FC Midtjylland dominated visiting FC Vaduz 3-0 in their series opener.

At Chisinau, Moldova:

Numan Curuksu (12') and Engin Bekdemir (77') delivered the goals that carried Osmanlispor to a series-opening 2-2 draw with Zimbru Chisinau.  Veaceslav Zagaevschi (24') and Ilie Damascan (62') each scored once for the Moldovan club.

At Ioannina, Greece:

Noe Acosta scored twice (31', 68') as PAS Giannina dominated visiting Odds BK 3-0 in game one.

At Paola, Malta:

The opening match between Birkirkara and visiting Heart of Midlothian ended in a 0-0 draw.

At Maribor, Slovenia:

The opening game between NK Maribor and visiting Levski Sofia ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

At Gliwice, Poland:

Thomas Rogne (2'), Tobias Hysen (35'), and Gustav Engvail (86') produced the goal power as IFK Gothenburg dominated Piast Gliwice 3-0 on the road in their series-opening contest.

At Bratislava, Slovakia:

Jelgava held hosts Slovan Bratislava to a series-opening 0-0 deadlock.

At Jerusalem, Israel:

Shimon Abuhatzira delivered the lone goal of the match in the 71st minute as Beitar Jerusalem defeated visiting Omonia 1-0 in game one.

At Sankt Polten, Austria:

Dominik Starkl scored the game's lone goal in the 41st minute in Admira Wacker Modling's series-opening 1-0 win over visiting Kapaz.

At Aberdeen, Scotland:

Jayden Stockley (72'), Adam Rooney (76'), and Wes Burns (90'+2) each scored once as Aberdeen broke open a scoreless stalemate and ran away from visiting Ventspils in a 3-0 series-opening triumph.

At Gothenburg, Sweden:

John Owoeri's equalizer in the 83rd minute enabled BK Hacken to salvage a series-opening 1-1 home draw with Cork City.  Sean Maguire successfully converted a penalty kick for the visiting Leesiders in the 64th minute.

At Almaty, Kazakhstan:

Yossi Benayoun's equalizer in the opening minute of second-half stoppage time lifted Maccabi Tel Aviv to a series-opening 1-1 road draw with Kairat.  Andrei Arshavin scored for the Kazakh club in the 29th minute.

At Debrecen, Hungary:

Yevgeniy Klopotskiy scored the winning goal in the 88th minute as Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino knocked off hosts Debreceni VSC 2-1 in their series opener.

At Iasi, Romania:

Franck Ohandza (48') and Said Ahmed Said (90'+4) each scored a second-half goal as Hajduk Split erased a two-goal halftime deficit and gained a series-opening 2-2 road draw with CSMS Iasi.  Andrei Cristea (19') and Gianmarco Piccioni (23') each scored a goal for the hosts.

At Felcsu, Hungary:

Adam Bodi (58') and Asmir Suljic (90'+2) each scored a goal as Videoton blanked visiting Cukaricki 2-0 in their series-opening contest.

At Belfast, Northern Ireland:

Joan Thomas Campasol scored the winning goal in the 77th minute as AEK Larnaca overcame a 2-0 deficit and upended Cliftonville 3-2 on the road in their series opener.

At Solna, Sweden:

Carlos Strandberg scored the only goal of the match in the 89th minute as AIK Solna defeated visiting Europa FC 1-0 in game one.

At Tallinn, Estonia:

Marcellin Gando scored what proved to be the game winner in the 67th minute as Levadia Tallinn defeated visiting Sparta Prague 3-1 in their series-opening match.

At Genk, Belgium:

Neeskens Kebano (PK-17') and Mbwana Samatta (79') each scored once in KRC Genk's series-opening 2-0 home blanking of Bucucnost Podgorica.

At Haderslev, Denmark:

Troels Klove (9') and Mikael Uhre (82') each scored a goal in SonderjyskE's 2-1 series-opening win over Stromgodset.  Marcus Pedersen kept the visiting Norwegian club alive with his goal in the 16th minute.

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