UCL Playoffs Roundup
But just as everything was looking simple for the Scottish club, Astana strike again through Muzhikov. Some terrible defending allowed forward Twumasi to score two more.
In midst of such high pressure Nitcham’s goal brought relief to Brendan Rodgers’s team. Griffiths scored the third goal for Celtic to make it 4-3. Their thumping win in the 1st leg tie (5-0) allowed them qualify 8-4 on aggregate.
Fc Kopenhavn were left frustated after an away goal from Qarabag in 2-1 scoreline made them the first Azerbaijain side to play in the Champions league through away goals rule. Ndlovu with that crucial away goal.
Sporting Cp demolished Romanian side Steau Bucharest 1-5 after a goalless draw in the first leg. Bucharest failed to make it to the group stage for the second time in a row.
Elswhere, Maribor defeated Hapoel Beer sheva 1-0 and qualified on away goals rule after helding to a 2-2 aggregate score. Olympiakos return for Champions league football after 3-1 aggregate victory over Croatian side Rijeka. Apoel Nicosia also joined others in the group stage after drawing goalless with Slavia Praha beating them 2-0 on aggregate. In the last game of the night, Cska confidently defeated Swiss side Young Boys by 2-0 (3-0 on aggregate).