Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UEFA Champions League Qualifying

Seven games were contested as the second round of UEFA Champions League qualifying continued.

At Ljubljana, Slovenia:

Jakub Holubek scored the winning goal  in the 32nd minute as Trencin raced out to a 4-0 first-half lead before holding on for a series-opening 4-3 road victory over Olimpia Ljubljana.

At Razgrad, Bulgaria:

Cosmin Moti (PK-13') and Jodi Lukoki (26') each scored once as Ludogorets Razgrad blanked visiting Mladost Podgorica 2-0 in the opening game of their two-match series.

At Vilnius, Lithuania:

Astana gained a series-opening 0-0 road stalemate with Zalgiris Vilnius.

At Elbasan, Albania:

Daniel Bode's equalizer in the 71st minute enabled Ferencvaros to gain a 1-1 series-opening draw with Partizani Tirana (who replaced the banished-due-to-match-fixing Skenderbeu Korce).  Realdo Fili scored for the Albanian club in the 47th minute.

At Trondheim, Norway:

Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson (48'), Pal Andre Helland (62'), and Yann-Erik de Lanlay (65') each scored a second-half goal as Rosenborg BK got the measure of visiting IFL Norrkoping 3-1 in their series opener.

At Dundalk, Ireland:

Steven Lennon's equalizer in the 77th minute lifted FH Hafnarfjordur to a series-opening 1-1 road draw with Dundalk.  David McMillan scored for the Lilywhites in the 66th minute.

At Belfast, Northern Ireland:

Federico Santander (6'), Andreas Cornelius (40'), and Rasmus Falk (53') each scored once as FC Copenhagen all but assured themselves of a place in the third qualifying round following their series-opening 3-0 road domination of Crusaders.

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