Wednesday, August 03, 2016

UEFA Champions League Qualifying: Bhoys, RB Salzburg, Steaua, Monaco, Young Boys, Copenhagen, Ajax Advance To Playoff Round

The third round of UEFA Champions League qualifying concluded with ten Wednesday contests.

At Beersheba, Israel:

Shir Tzedek scored the only goal of both the game and series in the 79th minute as Hapoel Be'er Sheva knocked off visiting Olympiacos 1-0 in both game two and the series on aggregate.

At Glasgow, Scotland:

Successful penalty kicks from Leigh Griffiths (45'+2) and Moussa Dembele (90'+2) lifted Celtic to a 2-1 game-two home victory over Astana and a 3-2 aggregate series victory.

At Warsaw, Poland:

A 0-0 home draw in game two with Trencin enabled Legia Warsaw to win their series with the Slovak club 1-0 on aggregate.

At Copenhagen, Denmark:

Andreas Cornelius scored twice (14', 45'+1) as FC Copenhagen dominated visiting Astra Giurgiu 3-0 in game two and ousted the Romanian club 4-1 on aggregate.

At Wals-Siezenheim, Austria:

Jonathan Soriano (76') and Wanderson Maciel Sousa Campos (81') delivered the goals as FC Red Bull Salzburg blanked visiting Partizani Tirana 2-0 in game two and eliminated the Albanian club 3-0 on aggregate.

At Thessaloniki, Greece:

Davy Klassen scored twice (PK-45'+1, 88') as Ajax Amsterdam defeated PAOK FC 2-1 on the road in game two and took the series 3-2 on aggregate.

At Bucharest, Romania:

Nicolae Stanciu scored twice (31', 63') as Steaua Bucharest blanked Sparta Prague 2-0 in game two and won their series 3-1 on aggregate.

At Bern, Switzerland:

After BSC Young Boys blanked visiting Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 in regulation of game two, forcing the series to be deadlocked at 2-2 on deadlock, and following a half-hour of ensuing scoreless overtime, Guillaume Hoarau, Yuya Kubo (who scored in the 54th and 60th minutes in the game-two regulation), Alain Rochat, and Milan Galic all converted their spot kicks as the Swiss club won the penalty-kick shootout 4-2 to advance to the playoff round. 

At Brussels, Belgium:

Christian Noboa (28') and Sardar Azmoun (47') each scored once as FC Rostov blanked RSC Anderlecht 2-0 on the road in game two and took out the Belgian club 4-2 on aggregate.

At Fontvieille, Monaco:

Valere Germain scored twice (2', 65') as AS Monaco upended visiting Fenerbahce 3-1 in game two at home and eliminated the Yellow Canaries 4-3 on aggregate.

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