31.07.2019 22:15 h

Former winners Red Star stay alive in Champions League qualifiers

Former winners Red Star Belgrade edged into the Champions League third qualifying round on Wednesday despite losing 2-1 at HJK of Finland in the second leg of their second round qualifier.

Red Star, the champions in 1991, took a 2-0 lead to Finland thanks to their first leg win last week but were given a fright when skipper Sebastian Dahlstrom gave HJK the lead early in the second half.

Dusan Jovancic restored the Serbs' overall advantage before Riku Riski netted a stoppage time consolation.

Elsewhere, Rosenborg overcame a 2-1 defeat at BATE Borisov to win 2-0 at home for a 3-2 aggregate win with goals in the last 20 minutes from substitute Pal Andre Helland from the penalty spot (73 minutes) Alexander Soderlund five minutes from time.

3rd qualifying round line-up

PAOK Salonika (GRE) v Ajax (NED)

Krasnodar (RUS) v FC Porto (POR)

Bruges (BEL) v Dynamo Kiev (UKR)

Bâsel (SUI) v Lask (AUT)

Basaksehir (TUR) v Olympiakos (GRE)

Cluj (ROM) v Celtic (SCO)

APOEL Nicosia (CYP) v Qarabag (AZE)

Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) v Ferencvaros (HUN)

Red Star Belgrade (SRB) v Copenhagen (DEN)

NK Maribor (SLO) v Rosenborg (NOR)