Champions League qualifiers: Everton target Rasmus Elm nets a brace as Kalmar are eliminated; Bohemians suffer late exit against Salzburg

Kalmar FF 3 – Debrecen 1 (Agg. 3-3*) (Champions League qualifier, July 22, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) The Hungarians struck first bagging a crucial away goal through Jozsef Varga after just 13 minutes. The Swedes hit back minutes later through Everton target Rasmus Elm who saw his cross miss everybody and end up in the net. The comeback was well and truly on after Daniel Mendes grabbed a second for Kalmar on the half hour. But the Swedes could only score once more, a Rasmus Elm penalty 20 minutes from time, leaving the hosts to be eliminated on away goals.

Bohemians 0 – RB Salzburg 1 (Agg. 1-2) (Champions League qualifier, July 22, 2009) Bohemians came within three minutes of a famous victory in their Champions League qualifier before being dumped out by Patrick Jezek’s header, Mark Rossiter’s poor header back to keeper Brian Murphy allowed Jezek to sneak in and nod the winner for the Austrians.

Tallinna FC Levadia 1 – Wisla Krakow 0 (Agg. 2-1) (Champions League qualifier, July 22, 2009) A terrible 90th minute blunder from the Wisla keeper allowed Vladislav Ivanov’s free-kick to squeezed into the net and dump the Poles out of the Champions League.

Glentoran 0 – Maccabi Haifa 4 (Agg. 0-10) (Champions League qualifier, July 22, 2009) The Israelis added to their six-goal advantage from the first leg when Yero Bello netted on eight minutes. Alan McDonald’s side held out for the next 45 minutes before Bello doubled Maccabi’s lead on the night. Peter Masilela added the third on 62 minutes and substitute Shlomi Arbeitman completed the rout in injury-time.


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