The start of the 2009/10 Europa League

Slaven Belupo 1 – Birkirkara 0 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009) Csaba Csizmadia’s third minute header was enough for the Croatians to win the first leg.

Sutjeska Niksic 1 – MTZ-RIPO Minsk 1 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009) Drazen Medjedovic put the Montenegrins ahead just after the interval but the visitors equalised through Anton Bubnov’s snap-shot from outside the box.

FC Lahti 4 – Dinamo Tirana 1 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009) Jari Litmanen’s FC Lahti cruised to victory over their Albanian counterparts, Rafael chipping in with a brace for the Finns.

Haladas 1 – Irtysh Pavlodar 0 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009) Kenesel claimed the only goal with a fine free-kick.

Anorthosis 5 – Kaerjeng 0 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009) A Costa og and goals from Nikos Katsavakis, Nikos Frousos (2) and Cafu sealed the rout.

NSI Runavik 0 – Rosenberg 3 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009) Dario Zahora claimed the opener, an og and Mikael Lustig completed the scoring.

Zimbru 1 – Okzhetpes Kokshetau 2 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009)

Randers 4 – Linfield 0 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009)

Dinaburg 2 – Nomme JK Kalju 1 (Europa League qualification first-round, July 2, 2009)