In the duel that will designate the future opponent of Monaco, Rapid Vienna took a slight advantage by beating Sparta Prague (2-1) on Tuesday at home in the first leg of the second qualifying round of the Champions League.
The result will have to be validated next week, but Rapid Vienne has taken a small option on a future duel against AS Monaco. The Austrian club beat Sparta Prague (2-1) on Tuesday evening in the first leg of the second qualifying round of the Champions League.
A result which indirectly concerns French football, since the winner of this confrontation will be opposed to the Principality’s club in the third round.
Celtic hung by Midtjylland
Sparta led 1-0 until the 63rd minute after opening the scoring early in the game by Ladislav Krejci (3rd). But the Rapid ended up winning with a double from their striker Christoph Knasmullner (63rd, 71st).
In the other matches, Dinamo Zagreb dominated the Cypriot team of Omonia Nicosia (2-0), and Celtic were hung (1-1) in Glasgow by FC Midtjylland, Danish club from the city of Herning. The Scots played ten from the 44th minute and the two yellow card exclusion of Israeli Nir Bitton, but Dane Anders Dreyer was also sent off in the 56th minute. Israeli Liel Abada scored for Celtic (39th) and Brazilian Evander equalized for the Danes (66th).
The second round continues on Wednesday with the PSV Eindhoven-Galatasaray poster in particular. The return matches will be played next Tuesday and Wednesday.
The results of the first leg of the 2nd qualifying round:
Alashkert (ARM) – Sheriff Limassol (MOL) 0 – 1
Lincoln (GIB) – CFR Cluj (ROM) 1 – 2
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) – Omonia Nicosia (CHY) 2 – 0
Ferencvaros (HUN) – Zalgiris Vilnius (LTU) 2 – 0
Rapid Vienna (AUT) – Sparta Prague (CZE) 2 – 1
Celtic Glasgow (SCO) – FC Midtjylland (DEN) 1 – 1
Kairat Almaty (KAZ) – Red Star Belgrade (SRB)
Malmö (SWE) – HJK Helsinki (FIN)
Mura Murska Sobota (SLO) – Ludogorets (BUL)
Slovan Bratislava (SVK) – Young Boys Berne (SUI)
Legia Warsaw (POL) – Flora Tallin (EST)
Olympiacos (GRE) – Neftchi Baku (AZE)
PSV Eindhoven (NED) – Galatasaray (TUR)