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Champions League Second Qualifying Round Recap

17 Champions League Second Qualifying Round 1st Leg ties are scheduled for this week and 16 are now a mere footnote in history after the action that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Four of those ties took place on Tuesday night and The New Saints have it all to do in the return leg of their tie with Croatia’s Rijeka.

You can see all of Tuesday’s action by simply clicking this link

12 ties took place on Wednesday with one remaining on Friday night as Linfield play host to Brendan Rodgers’ Glasgow Celtic. The pick of matches would have been Dundalk’s draw with Rosenborg at Oriel Park. The League Of Ireland side took the lead on 18 minutes when David McMillan nodded home from close range after steering an errand shot towards goal and eventually into the net.

But Rosenborg have the all important away goal going into the return leg next week and Tore Reginiussen was the man who silenced the Dundalk crowd just before the break and his equaliser means the contest is very neatly poised for when the two teams meet again in Norway.

Below is the pick of the action

And other talking points across Europe on Wednesday include lowest ranked side Zalgiris Vilinus of Lithuania beating Ludogorets of Bulgaria by 2 goals to 1 and Copenhagen of Denmark beating MSK Zilina of Slovakia away from home with a comfortable 3-1 win

Here is a full rundown of all the scores from the last two nights

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APOEL Cyprus Match 1 Luxembourg F91 Dudelange 1–0 19 Jul
Žalgiris Vilnius Lithuania Match 2 Bulgaria Ludogorets Razgrad 2–1 19 Jul
Qarabağ Azerbaijan Match 3 Georgia (country) Samtredia 5–0 18 Jul
Partizan Serbia Match 4 Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 2–0 18 Jul
Hibernians Malta Match 5 Austria Red Bull Salzburg 0–3 19 Jul
Sheriff Tiraspol Moldova Match 6 Albania Kukësi 1–0 19 Jul
Spartaks Jūrmala Latvia Match 7[A] Kazakhstan Astana 0–1 18 Jul
BATE Borisov Belarus Match 8 Armenia Alashkert 1–1 18 Jul
Žilina Slovakia Match 9 Denmark Copenhagen 1–3 19 Jul
Hapoel Be’er Sheva Israel Match 10 Hungary Honvéd 2–1 19 Jul
Rijeka Croatia Match 11 Wales The New Saints 2–0 18 Jul
Malmö FF Sweden Match 12 Republic of Macedonia Vardar 1–1 18 Jul
Zrinjski Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina Match 13 Slovenia Maribor 1–2 19 Jul
Dundalk Republic of Ireland Match 14 Norway Rosenborg 1–1 19 Jul
FH Iceland Match 15 Faroe Islands Víkingur Gøta 1–1 18 Jul
Linfield Northern Ireland Match 16 Scotland Celtic 14 Jul 19 Jul
IFK Mariehamn Finland Match 17 Poland Legia Warsaw 0–3 19 Jul
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