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Champions League playoffs summary-21 august 2013

Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Austria Wien

Schalke 1-1 PAOK

Ludogorets 2-4 Basel

Steaua 1-1 Legia

Fenerbahce 0-3 Arsenal

Austria Vienna came prepared to get a great result against the champions Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. With the Croatian coach at the helm band, Nenad Bjelica, the Austrians managed to win with two goals in minutes 68 and 75. Stankovic and Leovac pointed. Croats ended in 10 after Rukavina got red. Rukavina was removed 10 seconds after entering, exactly when the graphics change was announced, setting a new record in the Champions League. Return will be held on August 27.

Dinamo: Zelenika - Pinto, Lee, Simunic, Pivaric - Ademi - Soundani, Husejinovic (62 Sammir) Pamic (82 Brozova) Fernandes - Cop (71 Rukavina).
Coach  Krunoslav Jurcic
Austria: Linder - Koch, Rogulj, Ortlechner, Leovac - Holland - Royer (90 +1 Royer), Stankovic, Mader, Jun (85 Grunwald) - Hosiner (82 Okotie).
Coach  Nenad Bjelica

PAOK, is closer than ever to get for the first time in UEFA Champions League. Band ready by Huub Stevens, former coach at Schalke until December 2012, was seen headed after half an hour of play, when Farfan elegantly finished with a shot to the far post, clearance received from Szalai.

Greeks back more determined on the field and Lucas sent over the bar from outside the box after Fuchs previously rejected a ball on the goal line. To the delight of Greek fans, Miroslav Stoch pointed after 73 minutes. It ended 1-1 and skills will decide the fate at Thessaloniki.

Schalke: Hildebrand - Uchida, Matip, Höwedes Fuchs - Hoger (78 Goretzka) Jones - Farfan (87 Pukki), Meyer (69 Clemens), Draxler – Szalai.
Coach Jens Keller
PAOK: Jakobo - Kitsiou, Katsouranis, Vitor, Lino - Tziolis, Lawrence (62 Kace) Lazar - Stoch, Salpingidis (Athanasiadis 62), Lucas (90 +2 Oliseh).
Coach  Huub Stevens

Ludogorets Razgrad failed to cope with the Swiss champions, FC Basel. Yakin's players started well and opened the scoring through Salah Swiss. Only 11 minutes kept the advantage. Marcelinho equalized for Bulgaria. Immediately after the break was made even 2-1 for Ludogorets - Stoyanov pointed. From that point on the ground there was only one band on the field, FC Basel. The Swiss have scored 3 times in the last half hour of the match. Salah, Sio and Schar pointed. It's over Ludogorets-FC Basel 2-4.

Ludogorets: Stojanov – Caicara, Barthe,Moti, Minev – Zlatinski, Dyakov – Abalo, Marcelino, Stoyanov – Bezjak.
Coach Stoicho Stoev
Basel: Sommer – Voser, Schar, Ajeti, Safari – El Nenny, Frei, Diaz – Salah, Sio, Stocker.
Coach Murat Yakin 

Steaua has complicated the road to UEFA Champions League. Romanian champions did only a draw at home to Legia Warsaw 1-1. Piovaccari opened the scoring, but the visitors equalized in the second half. Steaua should mark in Poland to qualify in UEFA Champions League after a gap of five years.

Steaua: Tătărușanu – Giorgievski, Szukala, Gardoș, Latovlevici – Bourceanu, Pintilii – Ad. Popa, Stanciu, Cr. Tănase – Piovaccari.
Coach Laurenţiu Reghecampf
Legia: Kuciak – Rzezniczak, Jodlowiec, Junior, Wawrzyniaak – Furman, Vrdoljak – Kucharczyk, Radovici, Kosecki – Saganowski.
Coach Jan Urban

Fenerbahce Arsenal clashed in Istanbul in play-off Champions League in a match that Londoners dominated and they won it with 3-0. At half-time was 0-0, but Arsenal continued to attack. After 54 minutes, Theo Walcott broke perfectly in the box and passed to Gibbs's appearance and scored. 10 minutes later, Ramsey has recovered the ball and Demirel could not do anything. 2-0 to Arsenal. Also Walcott obtained a  penalty in 76 minute. The Frenchman set the final score.

Fenerbahce: Demirel -Irtegun, Yobo, B. Alves, Kadlec – Topal – Kuyt, Meireles, Emre, Sow – Webo.
Coach Ersun Yanal
Arsenal: Szczesny – Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscienly, Gibbs – Ramsey, Wilshere, Rosicky – Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla.
Coach Arsène Wenger

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