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Champions League Qualifiers Recap

Celtic made not particularly easy work of disposing of Qarabag with a gritty 0-0 draw in Azerbaijan while Red Bull Salzburg lost their fizz as their 2-0 first leg advantage was overturned by Malmo with a 3-0 defeat in Sweden. Albanian champions Skenderbeu are now only 1 tie away from reaching the promised land of the Champions League after disposing of Romanian Champions Milsami Orhei.

In the “Champions Route” the biggest surprise was Rapid Wien beating Ajax in Amsterdam while Robin Van Persie won’t be playing Champions League Football this season as Fenerbahce lost 3-0 to Shakhtar in the 2nd leg. Monaco bested Young Boys over two legs comprehensively while CSKA Moscow got a late winner over Sparta Prague to advance to the next round.

Here are all the results in full:

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Champions Route
Lech Poznań Poland 1–4 Switzerland Basel 1–3 0–1
Milsami Orhei Moldova 0–4 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 0–2 0–2
HJK Finland 3–4 Kazakhstan Astana 0–0 3–4
Celtic Scotland 1–0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–0 0–0
Steaua București Romania 3–5 Serbia Partizan 1–1 2–4
Midtjylland Denmark 2–2 (a) Cyprus APOEL 1–2 1–0
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 3–2 Czech Republic Viktoria Plzeň 1–2 2–0
Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 4–4 (a) Norway Molde 1–1 3–3
Videoton Hungary 1–2 Belarus BATE Borisov 1–1 0–1
Red Bull Salzburg Austria 2–3 Sweden Malmö FF 2–0 0–3
League Route
Panathinaikos Greece 2–4 Belgium Club Brugge 2–1 0–3
Young Boys Switzerland 1–7 France Monaco 1–3 0–4
CSKA Moscow Russia 5–4 Czech Republic Sparta Prague 2–2 3–2
Rapid Wien Austria 5–4 Netherlands Ajax 2–2 3–2
Fenerbahçe Turkey 0–3 Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk 0–0 0–3
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