Qualifying 2018-19

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  1. O Cangaceiro

    O Cangaceiro Member

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 7, 2018
    While UEFA has done its upmost to make the Champions League a closed shop for only a few countries, all the rest of us really get underway today.

    The same stand out teams as usual at this stage - Celtic; APOEL, Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Legia Warsaw, Ludogorets etc. Wiki page here

    Celtic have a fun journey to a baking hot Yerevan for Alashkert. Should be a regulation win.
     
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  2. EvanJ

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    Nassau County, NY
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    7 out of 8 away clubs are favored today. Shkendija of FYR Macedonia is the only home favorite, and they host The New Saints of Wales.
     
  3. O Cangaceiro

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    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 7, 2018
    They smashed in five goals. One guy got four goals.

    Celtic got through no problem. Played a fairly solid team so hopefully give a few young lads a run out for the home game.

     
  4. EvanJ

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    United States
    #4 EvanJ, Jul 11, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
    In the 24th minute, Suduva Marijampole of Lithuania leads 3-0 hosting APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus. You can watch at https://live.bleacherreport.com/soccer/soccer-tournaments/events/apoel-fk-suduva/45471
    Lithuania had their champion start and be eliminated in Qualifying Round 2 the last five seasons. The last four seasons it was Zalgiris Vilnius. The last Lithuanian club to advance was Ekranas in 2012-2013. After a scoreless draw and 2-1 win over Shamrock Rovers of Ireland, Ekranas lost to Anderlecht 5-0 and 6-0. In the nine seasons with the current qualifying format, Lithuanian champions have advanced only two rounds, which were Ekranas one round each in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

    In the only game today that's over, Astana of Kazakhstan won 1-0 hosting Sutjeska Niksic of Montenegro, but Sutjeska Niksic should be happy with that.

    https://live.bleacherreport.com/soccer/soccer-tournaments/events/celtic-fc-alashkert/45465 has a replay of Celtic's game.

    You need to log in to watch more than 5 minutes from Bleacher Report, but it's free.
     
  5. O Cangaceiro

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    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 7, 2018
    APOEL 3 down within 20 minutes away to Sūduva of Lithuania. A guy called Rigino Cicilia has a hat-trick. Big upset there.
     
  6. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
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    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
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    United States
    APOEL scored in the 90+4th minute to lose 3-1 and make it where they would advance with a 2-0 win. Two unseeded clubs won by 1 at home. Torpedo Kutaisi of Georgia won 2-1 over Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova and Valur of Iceland won 1-0 over Rosenborg of Norway.
     
  7. O Cangaceiro

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    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 7, 2018
    But they couldn’t do it. Only won 1 - 0 so Sūduva go through in their first ever Champions League qualifying round. They’ll probably get to play Crvena Zvezda in the next round.

    The New Saints almost pulled off the great escape against Shkëndija with a 4 - 0 home win. Sadly for them they lost 5 - 0 away.

    Dinamo Zagreb vs Hapoel Be’er Sheva looks like the stand out tie of the next round.
     
  8. EvanJ

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    United States
    Crvena Zvezda won 2-0 to advance. This is the tenth season of Champions League qualifying having two paths, and The New Saints vs. Shkendija was the first qualifying aggregate where both clubs had a shutout win with at least 4 goals scored. I agree about the standout tie.
     
  9. EvanJ

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    United States
  10. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
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    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Qarabag of Azerbaijan 0-0 NK Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia (Qarabag won aggregate 1-0)
    Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova 3-0 Torpedro Kutaisi of Georgia (Sheriff Tiraspol won aggregate 4-2)
    Zrinjski Mostar of Bosnia-Herzegovian 1-1 Spartak Trnava of Slovakia (Spartak Trnava won aggregate 2-1)

    In progress:
    Rosenborg of Norway 1-0 Valur of Iceland (aggregate 1-1)
    Sutjeska Niksic of Montenegro 0-1 Astana of Kazakhstan (Astana leads aggregate 2-0)
    Celtic of Scotland 2-0 Alashkert of Armenia (Celtic leads aggregate 5-0)

    Celtic's Moussa Dembele scored in the 8th and 18th minutes. In between, Celtic got a straight red card in the 11th minute, but they have nothing to worry about.
     
  11. EvanJ

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    Nassau County, NY
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    #11 EvanJ, Jul 18, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2018
    Rosenborg of Norway 3-1 Valur of Iceland (Rosenborg won aggregate 3-2)
    Sutjeska Niksic of Montenegro 0-2 Astana of Kazakhstan (Astana won aggregate 3-0)
    Celtic of Scotland 3-0 Alashkert of Armenia (Celtic won aggregate 6-0)

    Nicklas Bendtner scored 2 of Rosenborg's goals, which were both penalty kicks. The last goal was in the 90+4th minute, and it decided the aggregate because a 2-1 win by Rosenborg would have advanced Valur on away goals.

    Here are the 12 series in Qualifying Round 2, with the last two for non-champions:

    Astana of Kazakhstan vs. Midtjylland of Denmark
    Ludogorets Razgrad of Bulgaria vs. Bidi of Hungary
    Kukesi of Albania vs. Qarabag of Azerbaijan
    CFR Cluj of Romania vs. Malmo FF of Sweden
    Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia vs. Hapoel Be'er Sheva of Israel
    Red Star Belgrade (Crvena Zvezda) of Serbia vs. Suduva Marijampole of Lithuania
    BATE Borisov of Belarus vs. HJK Helsinki of Finland
    Shkendija of FYR Macedonia vs. Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova
    Legia Warsaw of Poland vs. Spartak Trnava of Slovakia
    Celtic of Scotland vs. Rosenborg of Norway
    PAOK of Greece vs. Basel of Switzerland
    Ajax of Netherlands vs. Sturm Graz of Austria

    The club listed first hosts the first leg.
     
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  12. O Cangaceiro

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    Jul 7, 2018
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    Great turn out for the game. Under the new lights and on a new pitch.
     
  13. O Cangaceiro

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    Jul 7, 2018


    A Dudelange player just going all in :ROFLMAO:
     
  14. O Cangaceiro

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    Think Rosenborg paid off the ref.
     
  15. O Cangaceiro

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    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 7, 2018
    Benfica vs Fenerbache
    Celtic/Rosenborg vs AEK Athens

    Some games they could be.

    PAOK vs Basel could be mental off the pitch. We could also get Legia Warsaw vs Crvena Zvezda too, fight fight fight.
     
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  16. EvanJ

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    Nassau County, NY
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    #16 EvanJ, Jul 24, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
    I forgot about the draw yesterday. As a fan of Israeli clubs, Hapoel Be'er Sheva got a good draw (if they advance) to host the second leg against Astana or Midtjylland. Astana is way east and a long trip for clubs from England or Spain, but Israel is east also. Here's the Qualifying Round 3 draw from Wikipedia:

    Champions Path
    Winner of Match 10 vs. [​IMG] AEK Athens
    Red Bull Salzburg [​IMG] vs. Winner of Match 8
    Winner of Match 6 vs. Winner of Match 9
    Winner of Match 3 vs. Winner of Match 7
    Winner of Match 1 vs. Winner of Match 5
    Winner of Match 4 vs. Winner of Match 2

    League Path
    Standard Liège [​IMG] vs. Winner of Match 2
    Benfica [​IMG] vs. [​IMG] Fenerbahçe
    Slavia Prague [​IMG] vs. [​IMG] Dynamo Kyiv
    Winner of Match 1 vs. [​IMG] Spartak Moscow
     
  17. O Cangaceiro

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    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 7, 2018
    #17 O Cangaceiro, Jul 24, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
    Dinamo Zagreb 5 x 0 Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Jesus lord that is some score line.

    Fans still boycotting.

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  18. EvanJ

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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
  19. EvanJ

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    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
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    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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