Alashkert, TNS and Valletta make progress

6 Jul

Tre Penne 0-3 The New Saints (agg: 1-5)
While Wales prepared for their UEFA EURO 2016 semi-final on Wednesday, national champions The New Saints set up a second qualifying round tie against 2011/12 quarter-finalists APOEL. Scott Quigley increased TNS’s aggregate lead on the cusp of half-time with a close-range finish, Aeron Edwards (47) bundled the ball in following a Chris Marriott free-kick and substitute Greg Draper rounded things off late on.

B36 Tórshavn 2-1 Valletta (agg: 2-2, Valletta win on away goals)
Valletta will participate in the second qualifying round for the fourth time in the last five seasons after edging out Faroese side B36. Federico Falcone’s second goal of the tie proved decisive for the Maltese outfit, who were condemned to defeat on the night by 17-year-old substitute Hannes Agnarsson’s 66th-minute effort. Valletta face Crvena zvezda next.

Alashkert 3-0 FC Santa Coloma (agg: 3-0)
Santa Coloma had three players sent off as they lost to the Armenian debutants, who now meet Dinamo Tbilisi. Cristian Martínez (90) and Ibán Parra (90+4) were shown red cards with the visitors three goals down, Norayr Gyozalyan (84) and Artur Edigaryan (88) having added to Vahagn Minasyan’s first-half opener. Alashkert’s Mihran Manasyan was dismissed on 26 minutes, but the numbers were evened up when Santa Coloma’s Fernando Gonzalez received a second yellow on the hour.  

Playing Wednesday: Lincoln (1-2) Flora Tallinn (19:00CEST)
The winners will play Celtic.

  • Revised second qualifying round draw (12/13 & 19/20 July)

Qarabağ (AZE) v F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR) v Sheriff (MDA)
Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) v Trenčín (SVK)
Salzburg (AUT) v Liepāja (LVA)
Vardar (MKD) v Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
The New Saints (WAL) v APOEL (CYP)
Zrinjski (BIH) v Legia Warszawa (POL)
Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL) v Mladost Podgorica (MNE)
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) v Alashkert (ARM)
Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU) v Astana (KAZ)
Skënderbeu* (ALB) v Ferencváros (HUN)
BATE Borisov (BLR) v SJK Seinäjoki (FIN)
Valletta (MLT) v Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Rosenborg (NOR) v IFK Norrköping (SWE)
Dundalk (IRL) v FH Hafnarfjördur (ISL)
Flora Tallinn (EST)/Lincoln (GIB) v Celtic (SCO)
Crusaders (NIR) v FC København (DEN)

* Skënderbeu are admitted on provisional measures pending a CAS decision. The hearing is scheduled for this week.

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