Braga force Celtic out of the CL; Ajax progress past PAOK on away goals; Partizan, Zenit, Young Boys, Sparta, Kiev, Basel, FC Sheriff, Zilna & Rosenborg advance

RB Salzburg 4 – Omonia Nicosia 1 (Agg. 5-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Dusan Svento set Red Bulls on their way with the opener on 21 minutes before Franz Schiemer helped himself to two goals in three minutes (37 & 40). Joaquin Boghossian made it 4-0 in the 58 the minute before Hernan Rengifo netted a last-minute consolation for the visitors.

Celtic 2 – Braga 1 (Agg. 2-4) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Leading 3-0 from the first leg, Braga increased their advantage when Paulo Cesar glanced in a neat header midway through the first half. Gary Hooper pulled one back from close range after the break and Efrain Juarez added a header on 78 minutes but Celtic failed to rally from their 3-nil first leg hammering.

PAOK 3 – Ajax 3* (Agg. 3-3) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) After picking up a great draw in Amsterdam, PAOK struck first against Ajax in the return leg as Adelino Vieirinha steered a header into the far post from a free-kick. Ajax showed their pedigree at the start of the second half when Luis Suarez equalised and then he set up Siem de Jong for a second just a minute later. Ajax incredibly then went 3-1 up when Rasmus Lindgren whacked in a free-kick that took a bad bounce off the turf on its way into the top corner. The match then swung again just a minute later when Dimitris Salpigidis stabbed home a second for the Greeks punishing poor defending from the Dutch. After dramatically missing a penalty, PAOK managed to claim a 90th minute third courtesy of Vladimir Ivic’s late strike but Ajax qualified on away goals.

HJK Helsinki 1 – Partizan Belgrade 2 (Agg. 1-5) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) 3-nil up from the first leg, Partizan wasted little time hammering the nail into HJK Helsinki’s coffin as Cleo netted his second beauty of the tie with a powerful shot in the 9th minute. The Finns levelled before the break through Mohamed Kamara but there was no comeback, rather Cleo bagged a last minute to kill the tie off in style.

Zenit St. Petersburg 1 – Unirea Urziceni 0 (Agg. 1-0) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Russian powerhouse Zenit scored after 33 minutes against Unirea courtesy of a neat turn and shot in the box from playmaker Danny Miguel. The Russians came close to bagging a second in the 69th minute when Kerzhakov sent an acrobatic overhead-kick on target but the Romanian keeper Giedrius Arlauskis made an amazing one-handed save.

Fenerbahce 0 – Young Boys Bern 1 (Agg. 2-3) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) The Turks were dumped out the tournament after striker Henri Bienvenu ran down the inside left channel and fired home on the angle.

Lech Poznan 0 – Sparta Prague 1 (Agg. 2-0) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) A second half penalty from Jiri Kladrubsky eased the Czechs into the final phase of qualifying.

Gent 1 – Dynamo Kiev 3 (Agg. 1-4) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Denys Garmash’s first half goal made sure that Gent wouldn’t recover from their 3-nil first leg defeat. Artem Milevskyi and Oleg Gusev added further Ukrainian goals after the break while Elimane Coulibaly scored a consolation for Gent.

Basel 3 – Debrecen 1 (Agg. 5-1) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Goals from Cagdas Atan, Scott Chipperfield and Xherdan Shaqiri put Basel safely through to the next round, Adamo Coulibaly scored late on for Debrecen after he’d earlier missed a penalty.

FC Copenhagen 3 – BATE Borisov 2 (Agg. 3-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Goals from Cesar Santin, Martin Jorgensen and Dame N’Doye lead the Danes through to the next round. Artem Kontsevoy and Pavel Nekhaychik scored for BATE.

Dinamo Zagreb 1 – FC Sheriff 1* (Pens. 5-6) (Agg. 2-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) (Part 1, Part 2) Vladimir Volkov slotted home for the visitors but a penalty from Sammir took the tie to a shoot-out. Dodo missed for Zagreb and substitute Artiom Haceaturov sent Sheriff through.

Zilina 3 – Litex Lovech 1 (Agg. 4-2) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Sandrinho put Litex in front 5 minutes after the break with a brilliant long range effort into the top corner. The home side, who had earlier missed a penalty secured their progression thanks to goals from Emil Rilke, Tomas Oravec and Momodou Ceesay.

Rosenborg 3 – AIK Stockholm 0 (Agg. 4-0) (Champions League qualifier third-round second leg, August 4, 2010) Three goals in 21 minutes in the second half from Rade Prica, Vadim Demidov and Mikael Lustig (lovely curler) secured an easy progression for the Norwegians.