Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

Champions League play-off results: City, 'Gladbach rule the day

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Michael J. Chandler

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theScore is your one-stop shop for Tuesday’s first-leg Champions League play-off matches, which will go a long way in determining five of the final 10 teams that will reach the 2016-17 group stage.

Steaua Bucharest 0, Manchester City 5


  • Manchester City: David Silva – 13th minute
  • Manchester City: Sergio Aguero – 41st minute
  • Manchester City: Nolito – 49th minute
  • Manchester City: Aguero – 78th minute
  • Manchester City: Aguero – 89th minute

Recap: Cohesive City stamp down on Steaua to begin European excursion

Could have easily been 9-0 as Sergio Aguero scored a treble on the heels of two penalty gaffes to lead Manchester City to a dominant 5-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest in the Romanian capital.

City fans can look forward to seeing the kids play in a near-meaningless return leg at the Etihad, while a defeated Bucharest side can tour the National Football Museum in Manchester and see relics of its 1985-86 European Cup win.

Steaua Bucharest Manchester CIty
33 Possession 67
8 (3) Shots (On Goal) 21 (12)
3 Corner Kicks 4
3 Offsides 1
13 Fouls 14
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0

Ajax 1, Rostov 1


  • Rostov: Christian Noboa – 13th minute
  • Ajax: Davy Klaassen – 38th minute (pen)

Russian minnow Rostov embarked on its maiden continental conquest in decent form courtesy of Ecuadorian international Christian Noboa‘s opener, only for Ajax skipper Davy Klaassen to nullify that effort with a penalty seven minutes before the interval.

Ajax dominated in every statistical category and bossed the match, though the scoreline is level and there’s everything to play for in next Wendesday’s second leg in Russia.

Ajax Rostov
78 Possession 22
21 (9) Shots (On Goal) 5 (2)
9 Corner Kicks 2
0 Offsides 1
9 Fouls 9
2 Yellow Cards 6
0 Red Cards 0

Young Boys 1, Borussia Monchengladbach 3


  • Monchengladbach: Raffael – 11th minute
  • Young Boys: Miralem Sulejmani – 56th minute
  • Monchengladbach: Andre Hahn – 67th minute
  • Monchengladbach: Raffael – 69th minute

Swiss side Young Boys were outclassed by an inspired Borussia Mochengladbach after a Raffael brace was the difference Tuesday in Bern.

Wednesday’s tilt at Stadion im Borussia Park should be a straightforward affair for Andre Schubert and Co.

Young Boys Monchengladbach
47 Possession 53
12 (6) Shots (On Goal) 7 (4)
1 Corner Kicks 3
2 Offsides 3
11 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0

FC Copenhagen 1, APOEL 0


  • FC Copenhagen: Andrija Pavlovic – 43rd minute

FC Copenhagen got a vital goal thanks to twice-capped Serbian international Andrija Pavlovic, who got on the end of a brilliantly-weighted ball from Thomas Delaney to earn a deserved victory against the Cypriot champ Apoel Nicosia.

FC Copenhagen Apoel Nicosia
63 Possession 37
19 (6) Shots (On Goal) 8 (3)
7 Corner Kicks 1
4 Offsides 1
13 Fouls 15
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0

Dinamo Zagreb 1, Red Bull Salzburg 1


  • Red Bull Salzburg: Lazaro – 59th minute
  • DInamo Zagreb: Marko Rog – 76th minute (pen)

A drab affair at the Stadion Maksimir was boosted slightly by two second-half goals, with Red Bull Salzburg‘s Lazaro opening the scoring only for Dinamo Zagreb‘s Marko Rog to score from the spot 15 minutes from time. Here’s hoping the return leg in Austria is a more compelling affair.

Dinamo Zagreb FC Salzburg
61 Possession 39
20 (3) Shots (On Goal) 15 (4)
6 Corner Kicks 7
3 Offsides 0
9 Fouls 19
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0

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