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Slavia Praha footballers will compete for participation in the basic group of the Champions League with Midtjylland. This was decided by today's match of the third preliminary round, in which the Danish champion managed 3-0 with Young Boys Bern on his pitch.
Due to the coronavirus, the third preliminary round of the Champions League was played in one match, the final fourth round will be with revenge. Slavia will start the double match on September 22 at home in Eden, the revenge will be a week later in Denmark.
Midtjylland prevailed in the battle with the Swiss champion only after the change of sides. After 51 minutes, a couple of quick and successful challenges followed by a shot from just outside the penalty area by Anders Dreyer might have resulted in another goal for Lefort. 11 minutes later, Dreyer used the return pass in front of the goal and ended up close. Awer Mabil added the insurance at the end.
Bern lost a series of 11 competitive victories. Midtjylland, on the other hand, partially corrected the unsuccessful entry into the league competition, in which Sönderjyske lost 0: 2 in the opening round.
Czech footballers made a significant contribution to Omonia Nicosia’s passage through CZ Belgrade. Michael Lüftner scored the only goal of the Cypriot champion in the basic playing time and after a 1: 1 draw, his team-mate Jan Lecjaks decided a 4: 2 penalty shoot-out. Omonia will face Olympiakos Piraeus in the next round.
Lüftner opened the score with a little luck in the 31st minute after a corner kick. The ball fell from Jordi Gómez’s football to the pole, from which it bounced into the head of a Czech tracker and then into the net. The Serbian champion, who was also replaced by former Spartan midfielder Guélor Kanga, leveled the first half thanks to Mirek Ivanič.
The next goal did not fall even in overtime, so it was time for a penalty shootout. In it, the locals were infallible, on the other hand, they did not transform Falcinelli and Degenek. Only the basic group of the European League is waiting for the Red Star.
3rd preliminary round of the Champions League – championship part:
Omonia Nicosia – Red Star Belgrade 1: 1 after extra time (1: 1, 1: 1), pen. 4: 2, Ferencváros Budapest – Dinamo Zagreb 2: 1 (1: 1), Maccabi Tel Aviv – Dinamo Brest (BEL) 1: 0 (0: 0), Karabach (Azerbaijan) – Molde (NOR) 0: 0 after extra time, pen. 5: 6, Midtjylland (DEN) – Young Boys Bern 3: 0 (0: 0).