UCL: Copenhagen cruise to third round

UEFA Champions League

FC Copenhagen 1-0 The New Saints (3-0 agg.)

FC Copenhagen kept their Champions League qualififying campaign alive after seeing off Welsh side the New Saints 3-0 on aggregate.

Copenhagen had one foot in the next round after winning the first leg 2-0, but Zeca made the result final after netting the only goal in the second leg after 52 minutes.

Rosenborg 2-0 BATE (3-2 agg.)

Rosenborg overturned a first-leg loss to secure a spot in the third round of the qualifiers thanks to a 2-0 win on Wednesday evening.

After a 2-1 first-leg loss, second-half goals from Pal-Andre Helland and Alexander Soderlund handed the Norwegian outfit a 3-2 aggregate win.

Qarabag 3-0 Dundalk (4-1 agg.)

Qarabag kept their Champions League hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over Dundalik in the second leg on Wednesday evening.

Following last week's 1-1 draw in the first leg, Qarabag took control in the second leg thanks to a brace from Jaime Romero and a solitary strike from Ailton.

AIK 3-2 Maribor (4-4 agg. - Maribor advance on away goals)

Maribor advanced to the next round of qualifiers via the away goals rule after their five-goal thriller with AIK at the Friends Arena.

Maribor came in to the second leg leading 2-1, but Per Karlsson, Sebastian Larsson and Tarik Elyounoussi sent the game to extra-time after Andre Kotnik pulled a goal back on 48 minutes.

However, Maribor secured their spot in the next round thanks to Alexandru Cretu's 117th minute strike as the tie ended 4-4 on aggregate.

HJK 2-1 Crvena Zvezda (2-3 agg.)

Crvena Zvezda advanced to the next round of qualifiers, despite suffering a 2-1 defeat to HJK in the second leg on Wednesday night.

After winning the first leg 2-0, Duan Jovani's away goal in the 56th minute sealed a spot in the third, despite Riku Riski and Sebastian Dahlstrom giving HJK hope.