UCL: Olympiakos cruise to group stages

Red Star Belgrade 1-1 Young Boys 
 
Ten-man Red Star Belgrade booked a spot in the UEFA Champions League group stages after edging Young Boys on away goals’ rule following a 1-1 stalemate in the second-leg of the play-off.
 
Following a 2-2 draw in the first-leg, the tie was on the edge but Red Star had the advantage of having scored two away goals in a four-goal thriller.
 
The Serbian giants drew first-blood in the second-leg encounter a minute before the hour-mark, courtesy of Aleksa Vukakovic before the Swiss outfit eventually levelled matters with seven minutes remaining thanks to Saidy Janko to make it 1-1 on the night and 3-3 on aggregate.
 
The Serbian outfit were reduced to ten-man deep in stoppage time after Tomane got his second yellow card but it did not have much bearing on the match as they held on to go through to the Champions League group stages.
 
Krasnodar 1-2 Olympiakos
 
Olympiakos  cruised to the group stages  after thumping Russian side Krasnodar 6-1 on aggregate after a 2-1 win in the second-leg on Tuesday evening at Stadion Fk Krasnodar.
 
Krasnodar were up against the tide after losing the first-leg 4-0 away from home. But they got off to a good start as Daniil Utkin opened their scoring in the tenth minute to make. However, Olympiakos hit back thanks to a brace from Youssef El-Arabi.
 
Rosenborg 1-1 Dinamo Zagreb 
 
Dinamo Zagreb qualified for the group stages after overcoming Rosenborg following a 1-1 draw in the second-leg play-off clash on Tuesday evening at Lerkendal Stadion.
 
After losing the first-leg 2-0 away from home, Rosenborg had a dream start as Badajide David Akintola grabbed the lead in the 11th minute for the hosts.
 
However, Amer Gojak found the equaliser for Dinamo with 19 minutes remaining,  the visitors a 3-1 lead on aggregate to advance to the group stage phase.

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