FC Porto takes the door! In the third preliminary round of the Champions League, the Portuguese lost to Krasnodar, Rémy Cabella's club. Another club eliminated, it is about Celtic Glasgow, the Scots fell against the Romanians of Cluj. It's hard for Ajax to face PAOK thanks to a success at Amsterdam ArenA
Ajax Amsterdam, the semi-finalist of the last Champions League, led 1-0 by PAOK Thessaloniki, toppled the Greeks 3-2 to go to the play-offs of the Champions League, unlike Celtic Glasgow, beaten in front of his home crowd by Cluj 4-3 and FC Porto, dominated at home 3-2 by Krasnodar on Tuesday.
Ajax, which lost some important players this summer, was held in check in Greece 2-2 in the first leg, and experienced the worst difficulties to validate their ticket to the play-offs against APOEL Nicosia.
In front of the 54.000 spectators of the Johan Cruyff Arena, Ajax was able to count on two penalties of Tadic (43rd and 85th) and a goal of Tagliafico (79th) to overthrow the PAOK which had opened the score from the 23rd minute by Biseswar, author of the second Greek goal in extra time.
Celtic also falls
Big disappointment in Glasgow with the defeat of Celtic who folded in the last ten minutes with two goals conceded, while in Porto the case was almost bent from half-time since Krasnodar, beaten home 1-0, led 3 The two goals scored by Zé Luis (57) and Diaz (76) after the break proved insufficient for the Portuguese, as the Russians scored more than they did away.
A little earlier, Rosenborg, a regular in the Champions League, APOEL Nicosia and Club Brugge have also won their ticket for the play-offs. The winners of the third round will play the roadblocks, with six qualifiers in the group stage of the Champions League, which will start on September 17 and will bring together 32 teams.
The draw for this group stage will take place on August 29 in Monaco. It will start on 17/18 September. The final is scheduled for May 30 in Istanbul.
Results of the 3rd preliminary round of the C1:
Tuesday: Go BackQarabag (AZE) – (+) APOEL Nicosia (CYP) 2-1 0-2(+) Rosenborg (NOR) – Maribor (SVN) 3-1 3-1Dynamo Kiev (UKR) – (+) Club Bruges (BEL) 0-1 3-3Ferencvaros (HUN) – (+) Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) 1-1 0-4Copenhagen (DEN) – (+) And red Belgrade (SRB) 1-1 1-1 apRed Star qualified on penalties (7-6)(+) Linz ASK (AUT) – Basel FC (SUI) 2-1 3-1(+) Olympiakos (GRE)-Istanbul Basaksehir (TUR) 1-0 2-0(+) Ajax Amsterdam (NED) – PAOK Thessaloniki (GRE) 2-2 3-2Celtic Glasgow (SCO) – (+) CFR Cluj (ROU) 1-1 3-4FC Porto (POR) – (+) Krasnodar (RUS) 1-0 2-3
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