Europa League News: Third Qualifying Round


29 clubs are safely through to the Europa League Playoffs after victory in tonight’s second-leg ties in the Third Qualifying Round. Germany’s representatives have both progressed, with Fortuna Düsseldorf through on the away-goals rule after a 0-0 draw at home, and VfL Bochum have seen off Lausanne despite losing in Switzerland tonight.

Second-seeds in the competition, Inter Milan, won 3-2 at FC Midtjylland to progress 4-2 on aggregate, with Denis Alibec’s late goal killing off their Danish opponents’ hope due to the away-goals rule.

AEK Athens had Zois Potouridis sent-off in extra-time but went through courtesy of a Miguel Cordero goal which levelled the tie at 2-2 between AEK and their Turkish hosts Kasimpasa, and put them through.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa, Spartak Moscow, Basel, Rosenborg, Club Brugge and Mallorca are all safely through.

Tonight’s 29 winning sides are joined by 15 clubs who lost in yesterday’s Champions League Third Phase, plus 20 seeded clubs who will enter at the Playoff stage, for a total of 64 clubs. The winners will form 32 of the Group Stage’s 48 clubs. UEFA will make the draw tomorrow.

 CYP         AEK Larnakas  1-2 (1-4)  Sparta Prague       CZE
 SWE          Allmänna IK  0-3 (0-6)  Braga               POR
 BEL          Club Brugge  4-0 (6-2)  Hearts              SCO
 HUN             Debrecen  1-2 (2-3)  Mallorca            ESP
 GEO        Dinamo Tblisi  0-2 (0-4)  Trabzonspor         TUR
 SCO        Dundee United  1-0 (1-2)  Omonoia Nicosia     CYP
 DEN       FC Midtjylland  2-3 (2-4)  Inter Milan         ITA
 ROU            FC Vaslui  1-1 (2-3)  Göteborgs           SWE
 NED            Feyenoord  2-1 (5-1)  Admira Wacker       AUT
 GER   Fortuna Düsseldorf  0-0 (1-1)  Beitar Jerusalem    ISR
 SWE         Helsingsborg  2-3 (4-5)  AA Gent             BEL
 NED      Heracles Almelo  3-1 (3-3)  Rosenborg           NOR
 CRO           HNK Rijeka  0-4 (1-4)  Basel               SUI
 CZE             Jablonec  2-1 (2-3)  Dinamo Bucharest    ROU
 TUR            Kasimpasa  2-1 (2-2)  AEK Athens          GRE
 ISL             Keflavík  1-1 (1-5)  Austria Vienna      AUT
 SUI            Laussane   2-1 (2-4)  VfL Bochum          GER
 POL          Lech Poznan  3-2 (3-4)  Videoton Fehérvár   HUN
 FRA            Lille OSC  1-0 (1-0)  Luzern              SUI
 BUL         Litex Lovech  1-0 (1-2)  Hajduk Split        CRO
 ISR      M. Petach-Tikva  0-0 (2-4)  CFR Cluj            ROU
 UKR     Metalurg Donetsk  2-0 (3-1)  Jyväskylän JK       FIN
 SVK           MSK Zilina  3-1 (4-3)  Slovan Liberec      CZE
 AZE        Qarabag Agdam  0-3 (0-5)  Aris Salonika       GRE
 GEO   Shakhter Soligorsk  0-3 (1-8)  Spartak Moscow      RUS
 SVK       Spartak Trnava  0-3 (1-5)  Aston Villa         ENG
 UKR    Tavria Simferopol  1-0 (2-1)  Maccabi Haifa       ISR
 DEN           VB Kolding  1-1 (2-1)  Haugesund           NOR
 POL    WKS Slask Wroclaw  2-1 (4-2)  Partizan Belgrade   SRB