Viktoria Plzeň’s players take part in the main stage of the UEFA Champions League. Českýšampión won the domestic rematch in Tuesday’s play-offs, beating FK Karabach 2-1.
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Plzenská gólová góryat in the game against Karabakh.
Michal Bílek’s side had a favourable result in Azerbaijan a week ago with a goalless draw, but they lost the second leg in the 38th minute after Filip Ozobic’s goal.
After half-time, however, Vittoria’s players were outstanding but lost their skin thanks to the precise intervention of Jan Kopik and his substitute Clement.
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Slovenian Legion player Erik Gilka came on for a 2-1 win (he replaced the winning goal scorer Kliment after the goal), with goalkeeper Rene Dedic on the bench. Štvrtý Slovák of Viktoria Matej Trusa is not on the list.
Lisbon Benfica and Maccabi Haifa have secured their places in the group stage for the 2022/2023 season.
In the first game, Portugal defeated Dynamo Kyiv 2-0, but proved their progress by defeating their Ukrainian opponents 3-0 at home.
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Haifa beat Red Star Belgrade.
The two sides went into extra-time, with Pavkov coming off the bench scoring an own goal in the 90th minute to send them into the group stage of the Israeli champions “Millionaire” match.
On Wednesday, the remaining three play-off games will be scheduled. The draw for the group stage will take place in Istanbul on Thursday at 18:00 SELČ.
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Champions League play-offs:
Benfica Lisbon – Dynamo Kyiv 3:0 (3:0)
Target: 27. Otamendi, 40. Rafa Silva, 42. Neres
First game: 2:0, Lisbon and Benfica advance
CZ Belehrad – Maccabi Haifa 2:2 (2:1)
Target: 27. Pešič, 43. Ivanič – 45.+5 Sundgren, 90. Pavkov (own)
First match: 2:3, Maccabi Haifa advances
Victoria Pilsen – FK Karabakh 2:1 (0:1)
Target: 58. Kopic, 73. Kliment – 38. Ozobic
E. Jirka from the 74th minute, R. Dedič from the 86th minute, M. Tvrdoň (all Plzeň) on the bench
First match: 0:0, Victoria Bilson advances
Djurgarden fails but progresses
Footballers of Djurgarden, Sweden advance to the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. In the second round of the play-offs, they lost 2:3 to APOEL Nicosia, but continued to advance after winning 3:0 in the first round.
Legal matches in EKL:
APOEL Nicosia – Djurgarden IF 3:2 (2:0)
Target: 7. Maglica, 23. Blum, 74. Marquinhos – 69. Andersson, 90.+1. Azora
Game 1: 0:3, Djurgarden IF advances