Already in the first qualifying round for the Champions League we saw some surprises. And the Icelandic champion Breedablik defeated Shamrock Rovers (3-1 on aggregate). Klaksvik from the Faroe Islands beat Hungarian Ferencváros (3:0 on aggregate).
Lithuanian champion scares the frontrunner
On Tuesday 25 July, the first matches of the second round of the tournament took place. Champions League. Zalgiris unexpectedly drew 2-2 with Turkish champions Galatasaray, who were the favorites before the whistle. The Turkish team included Nicolo Zaniolo, who played for Roma last season, or former Napoli star Dries Mertens. At left-back, Angelino, known for his performances at RB Leipzig, started the match.
The Lithuanians surprised the Turks right after the start of the second half. The rally was run on the left side of the field by Algiers striker Matias Oyoyosi. The Nigerian got past a defender and defeated Fernando Muslera.
But later, the Turks got up and quickly scored two goals. First, Abdulkarim Bardakji scored in the 75th minute, followed three minutes later by Halil Darvisoglu. However, this was not the end of the goals in this match. Donatas Kazlauskas equalized in the 92nd minute. The Lithuanian went into a trance, took off his shirt and received a second yellow card, and therefore a red card. He had to leave the field.
The second leg is scheduled to take place on August 2 at 7 pm. 8:30 PM on Wednesday, July 26, Raków Częstochowa started the fight for the third qualifying round. Polish champions in 20.15 will host Karabakh Agdam at home. You will be able to follow the report from this clash at Przegląd Sportowy Onet.