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Europa League: Mixed fortunes for Russian clubs

Europa League: Mixed fortunes for Russian clubs. 45165.jpegThe three Russian teams involved in the Europa League playoffs on Thursday August 18 had mixed fortunes - one victory, one draw and one loss. Spartak Moskva went to Legia in Warsaw and drew 2-2; Lokomotiv won 2-0 against Trnava while Alania lost 3-0 in Turkey to Besiktas.

Thursday August 18 Europa League Playoffs

Vaslui (Romania) 2 Sparta Praha (Czech Republic) 0

Legia Warszawa (Poland) 2 Spartak Moskva FC (Russia) 2

FK Ekranas (Lithuania) 1 Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel) 0

Lokomotiv Moskva (Russia) 2 Spartak Trnava (Slovakia) 0

Zestafoni (Georgia) 3 Club Brugge (Belgium) 3

HJK Helsinki (Finland) 2 Schalke 04 (Germany) 0

Litex Lovech (Bulgaria) 1 Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine) 2

AC Omonia (Cyprus) 2 Salzburg (Austria) 1

Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine) 2 Dinamo Buchuresti (Romania) 1

Aalesunds (Norway) 2 AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) 1

Austria Wien (Austria) 3 CS Gaz Metan Metias (Romania) 1

Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel) 3 Panathinaikos (Greece) 0

Steaua Bucuresti (Romania) 2 CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria) 0

Thun (Switzerland) 0 Stoke City (England) 1

 

Nordsjaelland (Denmark) 0 Sporting Clube de Portugal (Portugal) 0

WKS Slask Wroclaw (Poland) 1 Rapid Bucuresti (Romania) 3

PAOK (Greece) 2 Karpaty Lviv (Ukraine) 0

Besiktas (Turkey) 3 Alania Vladikavkaz (Russia) 0

Bursaspor (Turkey) 1 Anderlecht (Belgium) 2

Standard Liege (Belgium) 1 Helsingborgs (Sweden) 0

Metalist Kharkiv (Ukraine) 0 Sochaux (France) 0

Fulham (England) 3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) 0

Hannover (Germany) 2 Sevilla (Spain) 1

Crvena Zvezda (Serbia) 1  Rennes (France) 2

Nacional (Portugal) 0 Birmingham City (England) 0

Shamrock Rovers (Ireland) 1 Partizan (Serbia) 1

Hearts (Scotland) 0 Tottenham Hotspur (England) 5

AEK Athens (Greece) 1 Dinamo Tblisi (Georgia) 0

 

Rosenborg (Norway) 0 AEK Larnaca (Cyprus) 0

Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) 1 Roma (Italy) 0

Differdange 03 (Luxembourg) 0 PSG (France) 4

Maribor (Slovenia) 2 Rangers (Scotland) 1

Athletic Club Bilbao (Spain) 0 Tranzonspor (Turkey) 0

Lazio (Italy) 6 Rabotnicki (Macedonia) 0

Ried (Austria) 0 PSV (Netherlands) 0

Celtic (Scotland) 0 Sion (Switzerland) 0

Sporting de Braga (Portugal) 0 Young Boys Berne (Switzerland) 0

Atlético de Madrid (Spain) 2 Vitória Guimarães SC (Portugal) 0

 

Champions League Playoffs: First leg complete

 

Ten matches, 27 goals

 

The winners will continue in the Champions League and the losers will drop down to the Europa League (composed of the teams in second, third, fourth, fifth or sometimes sixth place in their championships, depending on the respective strengths of the same).

 

 

Tuesday August 16

 

Arsenal (England) 1 Udinese (Italy) 0

Kobenhavn (Denmark) 1 Plzen (Czech Republic) 3

Twente (Netherlands) 2 Benfica (Portugal) 2

Lyon (France) 3 Rubin Kazan (Russia) 1

BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1 Sturm Graz (Austria) 1

 

Wednesday August 17

 

Wisla Krakow (Poland) 1 v. APOEL (Cyprus) 0;

Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 4 v. Malmo (Sweden) 1;

OB Odense BK (Denmark) 1 v. Villarreal (Spain) 0;

Bayern Munich (Germany) 2 v.Zurich  (Switzerland) 0

M. Haifa (Israel) 2 v. Genk (Belgium) 1

 

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