Dutch club PSV Eindhoven have reached the qualifying round of the European Champions League group stage after a thrilling 3-2 home win over French visitors Monaco in the tournament’s third qualifying round.
Joy Fehrmann took the lead for PSV Eindhoven in the 21st minute and Guillermo Maripan equalized for Monaco in the 58th minute.
In the 70th minute, French international Wissam Ben Yedder managed to score Monaco’s second goal, but PSV Eindhoven completely outplayed their guests, equalizing in the 89th minute thanks to Eric Gutierrez, so that both teams went for two extra goals. periods, as the first match ended in a 1-1 draw.
In the second extra period, Luc de Jong was able to qualify the Dutch side with a third goal in the 109th minute.
Portuguese side Benfica also qualified for the same round after beating Danish Mittelland 7–2 on aggregate.
Rangers from Glasgow also qualified after beating Belgian St. Gilois 3–2 on aggregate.
While the Ukrainian “Dynamo” Kyiv qualified at the expense of the Austrian “Sturm Graz” (3-2), the Norwegian Bodo Glimt at the expense of the Vilnius “Zalgiris” from Lithuania (6-1), the Czech “Victoria Plzen” at the expense of the Tiraspol “Sheriff » from Moldova (4-2). ), and Servin Zvidad from Serbia at the expense of Armenians from Yerevan (7-0).
The Maccabi Haifa team also reached the third qualifying round of the Champions League, beating Apollon Limassol from Cyprus 4:2 on aggregate. The Croatian team Dinamo Zagreb qualified at the expense of the Bulgarian Ludogorets Razgrad (6:3 ) and Karabak Agdam from Uzbekistan. at the expense of the Hungarian Frinkvarozzi (4-2).