Everyone around complains that there is nothing to be excited about during this period. July and August are only the European Cup eliminations that are not necessarily interested in every reader, listener, viewer or internet user.
Best for them comes later. But there is a group that we meet – because, in the fight for the Champions League Qualifying, there is still a lot of good and interesting.
Dynamo Kiev vs Slavia
In Slavia Prague, Chinese money was put in, and it still did not work well enough to guarantee them an easier fight for the Champions League. In fact, only the penalty is used in the previous meeting gave any chance to the Czechs.
Dynamo Kyiv from the beginning of the match under control and in the arena of the final of the Champions League from last season defeated 2: 0 their rivals. Promotion for Ukrainians.
BATE Borisow vs Karabach Agdam
The fairy tale for the masters of Azerbaijan ended quite quickly – this year they failed to reach paradise.
Just 1: 1 in the second meeting, while the Belarusians won the first match 1-0 and in addition a red card all this contributed to a bad image of Jakub Rzeźniczak’s team. BATE wants to restore normality and return to the Champions League – he is doing them well.
Spartak Moscow vs PAOK
This PAOK is amazing. The team of Thibault Moulin and Aleksandar Prijović are heading to the Champions League, he has only one step left.
They managed to draw in Moscow, at the Okrytyje Arena 0: 0. Spartak – Russian champion from the 16/17 season – did not live up to the angry Greeks, who grow up to the biggest surprise of the elimination phase (of course in a positive sense).
AEK vs Celtic
AEK Athens eliminates Celtic. These are really great moments of Greek football. Brendan Rodgers fell in Athens – just like Liverpool in the 2007 Champions League final.
Celtic has not long ago succeeded in renting from Manchester City Daniel Arzani. So what?
It has not helped anything today. Today, Celtic received the rating – negative verification, this time to the level of Champions League ran one goal. 2: 1 AEK wins today.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Astana
Nenad Bjelica completed the formalities – 1: 0 with the champion of Kazakhstan, 3-0 in aggregate. This is a normality that they have not heard about in Poland and which they do not want to pursue.
Fenerbahce vs Benfica
In the clash of two teams, of which we would like to leave both in the Champions League, Benfica is the top. Fenerbahce, which has been associated with us over the last few years mainly with people who have been checked in the western clubs, has succumbed to a club that lives on multimillion transfers.
They take people from South America, they take young Portuguese – it’s their philosophy for years. It was enough to eliminate the Turks. Bravo.
MOL Vidi vs Malmoe
Videoton does not cease to amaze us. The Hungarian champion is one step away from the group stage of the Champions League. In recent years the champion of Slovenia, Poland, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan has jumped to the Champions League.
There is a chance that finally the Hungarians can wait for their desired promotion. The Malmoe transition is something we must applaud. This is – the ball’s potential at Magyars – an outstanding result.
Szkendija Tetowo vs Red Bull Salzburg
Salzburg is waiting for promotion to Champions League from the moment when Dietrich Mateschitz entered the club. The Macedonian champion turned out to be no obstacle. 4: 0 on aggregate is the result, which is the lowest penalty.
Once again in Austria, we will read texts full of hope, but probably also fears. Fear that RBS will end the same. Nevertheless, there is a difference between our Vistula Krakow from Cupiał and Red Bull – we have not become the semi-finalists of the Europa League.
Ajax – Standard Liege
It was again Ajax on aggregate against Sturm Graz. 3: 0 against the Belgian team is a very good result, the more so if we remember how many times the Dutch ball got on the head in previous years.
Now PSV and Ajax will face a chance to defend Eredivisie’s honor. Standard? Well, the European standard was not the case when it comes to the game.
Spartak Trnava – Crvena Zvezda
Legion brawlers reportedly played their best match in European competitions in Warsaw. So how to call 1: 1 from Belgrade and 1: 1 in Slovakia after 180 minutes of two-thirds?
Radoslav Latal seemed to be a master of pragmatism – this is not football dreams for many of us, not everyone likes to see something like that. But that’s enough for Zrinjski Mostar, Legia, and now it was enough for Crvena Zvezda (at least for 90 minutes of the rematch). The Slovaks led to extra time.
However, problems started, because Radonjić from the team from Belgrade came in 2: 1 for Zvezda. Trnava could only answer by scoring a penalty in the added time of the game. It was not enough that it was not enough, they still did not shoot for 11 meters.
Crvena Zvezda – Red Bull Salzburg
BATE Borysow – PSV Eindhoven
Young Boys – Dinamo Zagreb
Videoton (MOL Vidi) – AEK Athens
Benfica – PAOK
Ajax – Dynamo Kiev
The winners of each of these pairs will play in the group stage of the Champions League. The first matches will take place on August 21-22, and the second matches will be August 28-29.