Latvian champions “Riga” UEFA Tel Aviv’s Maccabi team, which won the first qualifying round of the Champions League football, entered on Wednesday UEFA In the “play-off” round of the Champions League.
“Maccabi” beat Brest’s “Dinamo” 1-0 (0: 0) in their field.
Dan Biton scored the only goal in the 50th minute of the match with an 11-meter penalty kick.
“Riga” in Tel Aviv also suffered a 0: 2 loss after two “pendulums” struck by the householders.
In the second round, the Israelis beat the Lithuanian club “Sūduva” represented by Valery Sabala and Gleb Klushkin 3: 0.
In the play-off round, on September 22 and 30, the Israelis will meet with the Red Bull in Salzburg.
The Tel Aviv team is the most titled football team in Israel. It has been crowned the national champion 24 times, as well as won the Israeli Cup 23 times, as well as celebrated five times in the league cup.
Maccabi is just one of three Israeli teams that have ever been able to reach a UEFA Champions League group tournament. The last time we managed to achieve this was in the 2015/2016 season, when a silver award was won in the local championship.
In another game in Cyprus, Nicosia’s Omonia beat Belgrade’s Crvena Zvezda in a 2: 1 (1: 1, 0: 0, 4: 2) post-match stroke. All four home-made blows were accurate, while the guests only realized the first two.
In Budapest, “Ferencvaros” played Zagreb’s “Dinamo” 2: 1 (1: 1), scoring all three goals – twice the ball was sent to the opponent, once – to his goal.
Post-match hits were also needed in the Cypriot city of Larnaca, where the Azerbaijani club “Qarabag” after a “dry” draw in 120 games minutes with 5: 6 conceded Norwegian “Molde”.
The Norwegians had a chance to win already in the overtime. In the 102nd minute, Etzaz Husain did not take an 11-meter penalty. The sixth series turned out to be decisive in the post-match strokes, when Badavi Huseinovs did not score the ball after five good hits by the Azerbaijani club players.
In another fight in Herning, the Danish club “Midtjylland” played Bern’s “Young Boys” with 3: 0 (0: 0). The Swiss gave a helping hand to the home team, revealing the result in the 51st minute with Jordan Lefort’s ball shot in their goal.
To enter the UEFA Champions League group tournament, teams must pass a total of four qualifying rounds.
Winners of the Valmiera football team Lech footballers from Poznań beat Hammarby in the second round of the UEFA European League qualifiers in Stockholm on Wednesday and entered the third round.
Poznan’s “Lech” 3: 0 (0: 0) victory over “Hammarby” was facilitated by Jeppe Andersen’s second yellow card earned in the 63rd minute, leaving the team in the minority.
“Lech” scored in the 55th minute when Pedru Tiba stood out, but hit the ball twice more at the end of the game. In the 89th minute, Jakubs Kaminskis did it, but in the third minute of the match compensation time – Filips Marhvinskis.
In the next round, the Polish club will meet the Heraklion OFI from Greece and the Limassol “Apollon” from Cyprus duel winner.
It has already been reported that “Valmiera” gave up the Poznań club 0: 3.
The Polish unit is well known to the Latvian public, because at one time the attackers Deniss Rakels and Artjoms Rudņevs played in its ranks. Lech was the last stop in Poland for one of the world‘s best footballers, Robert Levandowski.
Lech’s best results in the European Cups were in the 2008/2009 season, when the team entered the UEFA Cup group tournament, remaining in the third five-team competition and in the third round, Udinese from Italy conceded the sum of two matches.
Last season in Poland, the club won fourth place.
In two other games on Wednesday in Tilburg, Willem II from the Netherlands defeated Luxembourg club Niedercorn 5: 0 (3: 0), but another match required post-match strokes.
The Faroe Islands team “Torshavn” beat Osvestary TNS from Wales 3: 2 (0: 0, 1: 1, 1: 1, 5: 4) on their field. In the fifth series, the guests could have won with an accurate shot by Dina Ebe, but neither in her nor in the next attempt, Deniel Redmond’s programs did not reach the goal, and the home team won after Sebastian Pingel’s accurate program.
To enter a European League group tournament, teams must complete four qualifying rounds.