One American moved one step closer to his first UEFA Champions League group stage while another learned the final obstacle to his return.
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Henry Wingo went the distance for Molde as the Norwegian side needed penalties to get out of Azerbaijan with their UCL hopes in tact, while Red Bull Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch will plan for two legs with Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Midtjylland 3-0 BSC Young Boys
The Danes had only 42 percent of the ball but took 10 more shots than their Swiss visitors, the goals coming from Anders Dreyer, Awer Mabil, and a Young Boys’ own goal.
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0 Dynamo Brest
Dan Biton, cousin of Celtic mainstay Nir Bitton, scored the game’s lone goal to move the Israeli side into a match-up with Ameircan coach Jesse Marsch and powerful Red Bull Salzburg.
Ferencvaros 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb
The Hungarian hosts have now knocked Celtic and Dinamo from the competition after Myrto Uzuni’s 65th minute winner held up over the final 25 minutes.
Qarabag 0-0 (5-6 pens) Molde
Former Seattle Sounders defender Henry Wingo went 90 minutes as the Norwegian powers outlasted their Azerbaijani peers in kicks. Molde will need to beat Ferencvaros to reach the UCL group stage.
Omonia Nicosia 1-1 (4-2 pens) Red Star Belgrade
Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan and heavily favored Red Star fell to Cypriot competition after Omonia keeper Fabiano saved the third and fourth penalties.
Gent 2-1 Rapid Vienna
Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 AZ Alkmaar
PAOK 2-1 Benfica
Playoff round schedule
Slavia Prague v Midtjylland — Sept. 22 and 30
Maccabi Tel Aviv v Red Bull Salzburg — Sept. 22 and 30
Krasondar v PAOK — Sept. 22 and 30
Olympiakos v Omonia — Sept. 23 and 29
Molde v Ferencvaros — Sept. 23 and 29
Gent v Dynamo Kiev — Sept. 23 and 29