Champions League: Maccabi Haifa smack Glentoran for six; Kalmar sunk at Debrecen

Maccabi Haifa 6 – Glentoran 0 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) The Northern Irish champions held out for 36 minutes before Lior Rafaelov opened the scoring for the hosts. The Israelis cranked up the pressure after the break, Yaniv Katan doubled the lead and Vladimer Dvalishvili added the third. In a late flourish Haifa increased their advantage with a second for Dvalishvili and late strikes from Shlomi Arbeitman and Mohamada Shahbary.

Debrecen 2 – Kalmar 0 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) Second half goals from Jozsef Varga and Zoltan Kiss handed Debrecen the advantage ahead of the return leg in Sweden.

RB Salzburg 1 – Bohemians 1 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) An outswinging corner to the back post was met by the unmarked Milan Dudic who powered his header home to give the Austrians the lead. Marko Janko then missed a penalty, and then Bohs hit back after Jason Byrne got on the end of a cross to knock the ball back across goal to give Joseph Ndo the easiest of finishes.

Wisla Krakow 1 – Tallinna FC Levadia 1 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) A low drive from Nikita Andreev fired the visitors ahead just before the break. Piotr Cwielong bagged a 90th minute equaliser for Wisla after the Albanian defence fell apart.

Levski Sofia 4 – Sant Julia 0 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) Georgi Hristov and Vladimir Gadzhev all found themselves on the scoresheet, with Hristov netting twice.

KF Tirana 1 – Stabaek 1 (Champions League qualifier, July 15, 2009) Stabaek took the lead through Daigo Kobayashi with 34 minutes gone but they were pegged back five minutes after the interval when Devis Mukaj found the target.

EB/Streymur 0 – APOEL Nicosia 2 (Champions League qualifier, July 14, 2009) The visitors took the lead with just eleven minutes on the clock through Nenad Mirosavljevic, who turned the ball high into the top-right corner after receiving a low pass from the right. Substitute Marcin Zewlakow buried a deflected effort 13 minutes from time to seal the win.

Ekranas 2 – FC Baki 2 (Champions League qualifier, July 14, 2009)


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