Five games were played on Tuesday as the UEFA Champions League's playoff round commenced.
At Copenhagen, Denmark:
Andrija Pavlovic scored the only goal of the match in the 43rd minute as FC Copenhagen defeated visiting APOEL FC 1-0 in game one of their two-match series with a berth in the Champions League's group stage at stake.
At Zagreb, Croatia:
Marko Rog's successfully-converted penalty kick in the 76th minute enabled Dinamo Zagreb to salvage a series-opening 1-1 home draw with FC Red Bull Salzburg. Valentino Lazaro scored for the Austrian club in the 59th minute.
At Bucharest, Romania:
Sergio Aguero produced a hat trick (41', 78', 89') as Manchester City all but locked up a berth in the group stage following their 5-0 series-opening road demolition of Steaua Bucharest.
At Amsterdam, Netherlands:
Christian Noboa's goal in the 13th minute carried FC Rostov to a series-opening 1-1 road draw with Ajax Amsterdam. Davy Klaassen successfully converted a penalty kick in the 38th minute helped salvage the draw for the hosts.
At Bern, Switzerland:
Rafael Caetano scored twice (11', 69') placed Borussia Monchengladbach in good shape to reach the Champions League's group stage following their series-opening 3-1 road triumph over BSC Young Boys.