Dynamo Moscow 0 – Celtic 2 (Agg. 1-2) (Champions League qualifier, August 5, 2009) Celtic scored the crucial away goal to level the tie in Moscow minutes before the break, Scott McDonald the hero heading home a Hinkel cross at the back post. Celtic closed out the half by having to clear a Dynamo attack off their own goalline. With the match looking destined for extra time Georgios Samaras claimed a 90th minute second to send the Bhoys into the next round of the Champions League.
Olympiakos 2 – Slovan Bratislava 0 (Agg. 4-0) (Champions League qualifier, August 5, 2009) Enzo Maresca’s header ten minutes before the break gave Olympiakos a first half (highlights here) lead over Slovan Bratislava. Early in the second half the Greeks added a fine second, Diogo’s diving header finishing off a wonderful free-flowing attack.
FC Timisoara 0* – Shakhtar Donetsk 0 (Agg. 2-2) (Champions League qualifier, August 5, 2009) The Romanians caused a major upset by knocking out the UEFA Cup winners on away goals from the first leg.
Partizan Belgrade 1 – APOEL Nicosia 0 (Agg. 1-2) (Champions League qualifier, August 5, 2009) Moreira’s third minute goal failed to spark Partizan into life.
NK Maribor 0 – Zurich 3 (Agg. 3-5) (Champions League qualifier, August 5, 2009) Dusan Djuric, Xavier Margairaz and Adrian Nikci got the goals for the Swiss titleholders who moved within one step of a first appearance in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Slavia Prague 1 – FC Sheriff Tiraspol 1* (Agg. 1-1) (Champions League qualifier, August 6, 2009) Things were going to plan for Slavia when Adam Hlousek scored in the 15th minute. But Jose Nadson pounced in the fourth minute of stoppage time to send Sheriff through on away goals.