Czestochowa beat Limassol for the second time and will challenge Copenhagen in the Champions League playoffs

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Prague – The players of Raków Čenstochová won the rematch of the 3rd preliminary round of the Champions League 1:0 at the Arisu Limassol field and advanced to the final play-off with a home triumph of 2:1. In it, they will face Copenhagen, which knocked out Sparta Prague. After an initial goalless draw, the Danish champions played at Letná 3:3 today and won 4:2 in a penalty shootout.

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Czechoslovakia beat Limassol and the runner-up and will challenge Copenhagen in the Champions League playoff

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Czechoslovakia beat Limassol in second place and challenge Copenhagen in Champions League playoff

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Sparta awaits the final preliminary round of the Europa League, in which they will face the loser of the match Dinamo Zagreb – AEK Athens. Both teams only played the opening game today, AEK won 2:1 after a turnaround in the second half. Rematch is scheduled for Saturday, the game was not played on the original date last week due to the death of a fan following a clash between supporters of both clubs.

Raków confirmed the role of slight favorite against the Cypriot opponent and won the fifth of six matches in the preliminary rounds this season. The only goal of the revenge was scored in the 49th minute from a free kick by defender Tudor.

Maccabi Haifa also scored two victories against Slovan Bratislava. As in the 2-1 away win last week, Pierrot and Saba scored for Israel in the return leg. For Slovan, Tolič scored in the end, but in the set-up, substitute striker David closed the score at 3:1. Maccabi will challenge Young Boys Bern in the next phase.

Klaksvík from the Faroe Islands went into the rematch in Molde with a 2:1 lead, but after the elimination of Ferencváros and Häcken, they did not achieve another sensation. The Norwegian team turned the tide of the double-header with two goals from corner kicks. Already in the 17th minute, Eriksen got through with a header, and in extra time in the 110th minute, Linnes put the home team ahead. Molde will face Galatasaray, who went 3-0 and 1-0 over Olimpija Ljubljana.

Marseille lost 0-1 to Panathinaikos a week ago and today at home thanks to two goals from striker Aubameyang, they were long in the running for promotion. The Gabonese gunner made his mark for the first time since his summer arrival from Chelsea. However, in the ninth minute of regulation, Ioannidis equalized from a penalty kick, and the guests won the penalty shootout 5:4 after goalless overtime. Panathinaikos will face Braga, who passed through the Serbian team Bačka Topola.

The next pair in the playoffs is PSV Eindhoven – Rangers. With a 1:1 draw against Servette Geneva, the Glasgow team maintained their lead from the opening match (2:1), PSV won both matches against Graz (4:1 and today 3:1).

Rematches of the 3rd preliminary round Champions League:

Championship part:

Aris Limassol – Czestochowa 0:1 (0:0), first match 1:2, Czestochowa advanced; Maccabi Haifa – Slovan Bratislava 3:1 (2:0), first match 2:1, Maccabi advanced; Molde (Nor.) – Klaksvík (Faeroes) 2:0 after extra time (1:0, 1:0), first match 1:2, Molde advanced; Galatasaray Istanbul – Olimpija Ljubljana 1:0 (1:0), first match 3:0, Galatasaray advanced.

Opening match:

Dinamo Zagreb – AEK Athens 1:2 (1 :0).

Non-championship part:

Bačka Topola – Braga 1:4 (1:4), first match 0:3, Braga advanced; Servette Geneva – Glasgow Rangers 1:1 (1:0), first leg 1:2, Rangers advanced; Sturm Graz – PSV Eindhoven 1:3 (1:2), first match 1:4, PSV advanced; Marseille – Panathinaikos Athens 2:1 after extra time. (2:1, 2:0), on pen. 4:5, first match 0:1, Panathinaikos advanced.