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Porto, Moco, Celtic qualify for Champions League

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Madrid, Aug 24: Porto, Moco, Glasgow Celtic, Legia Warszawa and Ludogorets Razgrad all qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage football competition with the results of second-leg contests.

The Portuguese side on Tuesday thumped AS Roma 3-0 in the Italian capital to win 4-1 on aggregate, reports Xinhua.

Roma, who battled to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Portugal, fell behind in the 8th minute on a goal by Porto’s Felipe, while visiting goalkeeper Iker Casillas made a pair of key stops.

The home team was reduced to nine men with the expulsions on either side of half-time of Daniele de Rossi and Emerson Palmieri and conceded two more goals in the fil 20 minutes.

AS Moco, who entered Tuesday’s battle with a 2-1 advantage after the first leg in Villarreal, kept the Spanish club bottled up for most of the match.

The visitors’ first shot on goal came only in the 40th minute and Moco made it 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate when Fabinho converted a pelty in the 91st minute.

Celtic, meanwhile, conceded two goals on the road against Hapoel Beer Sheva, but survived 5-4 overall on the strength of their 5-2 victory in the first leg in Glasgow.

Bulgaria’s Ludogorets are headed to the Champions group stage for the second time after a 2-2 draw at home against Viktoria Plzen, who lost the first leg 2-0 in the Czech Republic. (IANS)

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