Europa League qualifier: Frustration for Galatasaray; Wins for Red Star and Steaua

Tobol Kostanay 1 – Galatasaray 1 (Europa League qualifiers, July 16, 2009) The Gala defence was breached inside two minutes after centre-forward Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev controlled and converted a right right wing cross in Tobol’s firts attack. Eventually the Turks drew level when Milan Baros headed home a Arda Turan corner just before the hour.

Rudar Velenje 0 – Red Star Belgrade 1 (Europa League qualifiers, July 16, 2009) After hammering away at the Rudar defence in the 59th minute Slavko Perovic eventually headed home the winner for the former European giants Red Star.

Steaua Bucharest 2 – Ujpest 0 (Europa League qualifiers, July 16, 2009) Despite being down to ten men after Kapetanos was sent off in the 42nd, Steaua took a 46th minute lead through Romeo Surdu’s powerful low drive while Bogdan Stancu doubled the lead with a close-range volley.

Brondby 0 – Tallinna FC Flora 1 (Europa League qualifiers, July 16, 2009) Tonis Vanna settled the match with a goal worthy of winning any football match, the full-back cracking home a ripper into the top corner from fully 30-yards out.

Rosenborg 0 – FK Karabakh 0 (Europa League qualifiers, July 16, 2009)