Champions League, gone of the playoffs: ok Bruges and Slavia Prague. Ajax continues to disappoint
After the excitement of the preliminary rounds, the first three Champions League playoffs were played. In Austria the Bruges beat the Lask with a network of Vanaken: same result for the Slavia Prague in Cluj. The ten Hag team, revelation of the last edition, was instead stopped at 0-0 by Apoel.
Waiting for the group draws, scheduled for next August 29th at the "Grimaldi Forum" in Montecarlo, & nbsp; the Champions League is back on the field with the first leg of the playoffs: the last obstacle before the races of the various groups . After the excitement of the preliminary rounds, which had already given some sensational surprises (including the elimination of Celtic and Porto), it was in fact played in Austria, Cyprus and Romania.
At Link's Linzer Stadium, the Lask Austrians have indeed been beaten at home by Bruges. Arriving at the playoffs after having sent Dinamo Kiev out (another surprisingly big eliminated), the Belgian team won 1-0 thanks to a penalty kick by Vanaken in the tenth minute of the first half. The same result also occurred in Cluj, where Slavia Praga defeated the home team with the Masopust network.
After having risked in the last preliminary round with the Greeks of the Park Salonnico, the Ajax of ten Hag has not gone beyond the 0-0 on the field of the Cypriots dell'Apoel confirming for the umpteenth time of not being yet to the best of condition. The Lancers, revelation team of the last Champions League edition, also had to play the last ten minutes of the match in numerical inferiority for the expulsion of & nbsp; Mazraoui: punished with the second yellow card for a bad intervention on an opponent.
Finally, the European playoffs will be completed by matches scheduled in the next few hours: the one that puts Olympiacos in front of the Krasnodar Russians (capable of throwing out the Porto in the preliminary round), the match between the Swiss team of Young Boys and the Red Star Belgrade and the one between Dinamo Zagreb and the Norwegians of Rosenborg. The return matches of all six playoff matches will be played in a week: 27 and 28 August.