Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Firsts for Cyprus and Belarus
by Paul Kennedy, August 28th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Barcelona (surviving without Olympic gold-medalist Lionel Messi), Liverpool (needing a goal in the 118th minute to beat Standard Liege and its American star, Oguchi Onyewu), Arsenal and Juventus all won as expected their Champions League qualifying series, while upstarts Aalborg (Denmark), Anorthosis Famagusta (Cyprus) and BATE Borisov (Belarus) qualified to enter Thursday's group stage draw in Monaco.

Aalborg won at Kaunas of Lithuania, 2-0, thanks to Kasper Risgard double and won the series, 4-0, over Kaunas, which two players sent off in the second leg. Aalborg was captained by American Dan Califf during its run to the Superliga title. He left for Midtjylland over the summer.

BATE had upset Levski Sofia, 1-0, in Bulgaria and went through after tying, 1-1, at home. Levski Sofia coach Velislav Vutsov had resigned immediately after the first leg. BATE was the first Belarussian side to advance to the third stage of Champions League qualifying, let alone the group stage.

Anorthosis' stunning 3-0 victory over Olympiakos in the first leg stood up as it went through despite losing, 1-0, in Greece. It is the first Cypriot club to advance to the group stage.

Anorthosis' multi-national team is coached by a Georgian, Timur Ketsbaia, and consisted of two Frenchmen and two Greeks and one player each from Albania, the Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Montenegro, Portugal and Cyprus in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
(Third Round, Second Leg)

Arsenal (England) 4 Twente (Netherlands) 0
(Arsenal wins 6-0 on aggregate.)

Liverpool (England) 1 Standard Liege (Belgium) 0
(Liverpool wins 1-0 on aggregate.)

Atletico Madrid (Spain) 4 Schalke 04 (Germany) 0
(Atletico Madrid wins 4-1 on aggregate.)

Dynamo Zagreb (Croatia) 1 Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) 3
(Donetsk wins 5-1 on aggregate.)

Olympiakos (Greece) 1 Anorthosis (Cyprus) 0
(Anorthosis wins 3-1 on aggregate.)

Marseille (France) 2 Brann (Norway) 1
(Marseille wins 3-1 on aggregate.)

Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) 0 Fiorentina (Italy) 0
(Fiorentina wins 2-0 on aggregate.)

Basel (Switzerland) 2 Vitoria Guimaraes (Portugal) 1
(Basel wins 2-1 on aggregate.)

Fenerbahce (Turkey) 2 Partizan (Serbia) 1
(Fenerbahce wins 4-3 on aggregate.)

Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 4 Spartak Moscow (Russia) 1
(Dynamo Kiev wins 8-2 on aggregate.)

Steaua Bucharest (Romania) 1 Galatasaray (Turkey) 0
(Steaua Bucharest wins 3-2 on aggregate.)

FBK Kaunas (Lithuania) 0 AaB (Denmark) 2
(AaB wins 4-0 on aggregate.)

BATE Borisov (Belarus) 1 Levski Sofia (Bulgaria) 1
(BATE Borisov wins 2-1 on aggregate.)

 

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Frank Klopas on Montreal miracle: 'God never sleeps'    
The Montreal Impact made history when it became the first Canadian team (and just third MLS ...
U.S. U-17s sitting pretty, so far     
The USA opened its qualifying campaign for the 2015 U-17 World Cup with a 5-0 win ...
Video Pick: The world's best free-kick taker?     
No one has scored more free-kick goals in European club play in the last two years ...
What They're Saying: Steve Bruce    
"Unfortunately Brady has fallen down a hole in the training ground and it looks an awful ...
Real Monarchs ink deal on new stadium site    
A week after a deal for stadium at the Utah State Fairgrounds fell apart, Real Salt ...
Crew Stadium gets a name 16 years later    
MLS's oldest soccer-specific stadium finally has a name of its own. Columbus Crew SC has partnered ...
MLS Trade Central: Philly adds pair of youngsters    
The Philadelphia Union agreed to terms with Saint Louis University defender Raymond Lee and 18-year-old midfielder ...
What They're Saying: Zach Scott    
"The only thing we've talked about is if our families are alright. If you've got family ...
Lots at stake as MLS labor talks continue    
The deadline for a resolution of the talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players ...
Video Pick: Hand of God attempt fails for Yang Xu     
Shandong Luneng's Yang Xu impressively emulated Diego Maradona's infamous 1986 goal but the sharp-eyed ref in ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives