Posté le: 02/08/2018 04:12:30 Sujet du message: Tom Rogic came off the bench as Celtic make it through Champ
CELTIC are through to the third qualifying sbo333 round of the Champions League with a goalless second-leg draw against Rosenborg in Norway.
The Hoops advanced after winning the first leg 3-1 at Celtic Park last week. Manager Brendan Rogers started Tom Rogic on the bench for the return leg with the Socceroo being eased back after his exploits at the World Cup in Russia.
Rogic came on in the 63rd minute for winger James Forrest as Celtic controlled the tie and never looked like being upset, with the Scots now meeting AEK Athens in the next round.
Among some of the other winners were former European champions Red Star Belgrade, Ajax Amsterdam, PAOK, Malmo and BATE Borisov.
But FC Basel, group stage regulars in the last few seasons, were knocked out after a humiliating 3-0 home defeat by PAOK which came less than one week after they sacked coach Raphael Wicky.
Veteran striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice while Dusan Tadic was also on target in a 3-1 win for Ajax away to Austria’s Sturm Graz in their second round, second leg tie. Their 5-1 aggregate win earned them a meeting with Standard Liege.
The only unhappy note for the four-times European champions was an embarrassing own goal by goalkeeper Andre Onana who failed to control a back pass and instead deflected the ball into the net in the 89th minute.
Breakaway goals by El Fardou Ben Nabouhane and Nemanja Radonjic in the first half gave Red Star a 2-0 win away to Lithuanian champions Suduva Marijampole as the Serbs completed a 5-0 aggregate win. sbo333 They face Slovakia’s Spartak Trnava in the next round.
Basel, who beat Manchester United on the way to reaching the round of 16 last season, never recovered after leaving Fernando Varela unmarked to score from a corner in the seventh minute at home to PAOK.
The Swiss were caught again seven minutes into the second half when Aleksandar Prijovic was sent clear by a long goal kick and lobbed the ball home. Omar El Kaddouri curled in the third for the Greeks from the edge of the penalty area on the hour. sbo333