SPORTS


Wins for Fenerbahce, Legia and Rosenborg

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Baku, July 28, AZERTAC

Fenerbahce, Legia Warszawa and Rosenborg secured narrow leads in their third qualifying round ties, while Celtic, Kobenhavn and Olympiacos all have work to do, according to UEFA.

Astana 1-1 Celtic

Yuri Logvinenko headed in Patrick Twumasi's corner to give Astana a 19th-minute lead, but Leigh Griffiths, who was also on the mark in the previous round, equalised with 12 minutes left after good work from Patrick Roberts.

Rosenborg 2-1 APOEL

Jørgen Skjelvik assisted Christian Gytkjaer for the Norwegian side's opener and then made it 2-0 himself with a high finish just prior to the break. Replacement George Efrem struck at the back post on 67 minutes to halve APOEL's arrears.

Astra Giurgiu 1-1 Kobenhavn

Debutants Astra went in front early on when Filipe Teixeira applied the finishing touch to Damien Boudjemaa's run and pass. Kobenhavn got an away goal midway through the second half, though, captain Thomas Delaney with a powerful shot from ten metres.

Trencin 0-1 Legia Warszawa

Matus Bero missed Trencin's best chance – Legia keeper Arkadiusz Malarz denied him from close range – and the visitors made them pay with 21 minutes left when Nemanja Nikolic turned in Michał Kucharczyk's low cross.

Olympiacos 0-0 Hapoel Beer-Sheva

The Greek title holders have work to do in Israel next week after both sides failed to find a breakthrough despite late chances.

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Fenerbahce 2-1 Monaco

The Istanbul giants have the upper hand courtesy of a goal in each half for Emmanuel Emenike, the second a superb volley from Gregory van der Wiel's cross. Radamel Falcao had drawn Monaco level on 42 minutes with his first strike since returning to the club.

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