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Europa League 2009-10: Second Qualifying Round, First Leg Results

europa league Europa League 2009 10: Second Qualifying Round, First Leg ResultsA massive number of clubs are involved in the Second Qualifying Round (80 in total).

The winners of the 23 First Qualifying Round ties were joined in this round by a further 57 clubs that includes the domestic cup winners from the national associations ranked 30 to 53 in the UEFA coefficient, the runners-up from the associations ranked 19 to 34, the third-placed sides from the associations ranked 16 to 21, the fourth-placed sides from the associations ranked 10 to 15 and the fifth-placed sides from the associations ranked 7 to 9.

What does all that mean? It means that some well known names enter the competition like Romanian giants FC Steaua Bucure?ti, Turkish side Galatasaray SK, Danish club Aalborg BK (a participant in last season’s Champions League group stage. The Danish sides did not farewell in the first leg as Brøndby IF, the first Danish side to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage in 1995/96, succumbed 1-0 at home against Estonian side FC Flora. Meanwhile Aalborg BK could only draw 0-0 with FK Slavija Sarajevo.

The biggest wins of the night went to Dutch side NAC Breda and Rapid Vienna. Brada ran riot on Armenia’s Gandzasar, racking up a 6-0 scoreline. Rapid Vienna also had a good day at the office as they beat Vllaznia of Albania 5-0.

The complete first leg results were as follows (winners are in bold):

Sliema Wanderers (Malta) 0-0 Maccabi Netanya (Israel)
Crusaders (Northern Ireland) 1-1 Rabotnicki (FYR Macedonia)
Zestaponi (Georgia) 1-2 Helsingborg (Sweden)
Milano (FYR Macedonia) 0-4 Slaven Belupo (Croatia)
Naftan (Belarus) 2-1 AA Gent (Belgium)
MSK Zilina (Slovakia) 2-0 Dacia Chisinau (Moldova)
Flamutari Vlore (Albania) 1-0 Motherwell (Scotland)
Liepajas Metalurgs (Latvia) 2-1 Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia)
Sevojno (Serbia) 0-0 FBK Kaunas (Lithuania)
Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) 0-0 Tromso (Norway)
Honka (Finland) 2-0 Bangor City (Wales)
Metalist Donetsk (Ukraine) 3-0 MTZ-RIPO (Belarus)
Tobol (Kazakhstan) 1-1 Galatasaray (Turkey)
Zimbru Chisinau (Moldova) 0-0 Pacos de Ferreira (Portugal)
Skonto Riga (Latvia) 1-1 Derry City (Ireland)
Bnei Yehuda (Israel) 4-0 Dinaburg (Latvia)
Rosenborg (Norway) 0-0 Karabakh (Azerbaijan)
Anorthosis (Cyprus) 2-1 Petrovac (Montenegro)
Vetra (Lithuanua) 0-1 HJK Helsinki (Finland)
Suduva (Lithuania) 0-1 Randers (Denmark)
Elfsborg (Sweden) 3-0 Haladas (Hungary)
Cherno More (Bulgaria) 1-0 Iskra-Stal (Moldova)
Sigma Olomouc (Czech Republic) 1-1 Fram (Iceland)
Rapid Wien (Austria) 5-0 Vllaznia (Albania)
Sturm Graz (Austria) 2-1 Siroki Brijeg (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Basel (Switzerland) 3-0 Santa Coloma (Andorra)
Steaua Bucuresti (Romania) 2-0 Ujpest (Hungary)
Omonia (Cyprus) 4-0 HB (Faroe Islands)
AaB Aalborg (Denmark) 0-0 Slavija (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Legia Warsaw (Poland) 3-0 Olimpi Rustavi (Georgia)
Gorica (Slovenia) 1-0 Lahti (Finland)
Differdange (Luxembourg) 1-0 Rijeka (Croatia)
Rudar Velenje (Slovenia) 0-1 Red Star Belgrade (Serbia)
Brondby (Denmark) 0-1 Flora Tallinn (Estonia)
Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) 1-0 Spartak Trnava (Slovakia)
Juvenes/Dogona (San Marino) 0-1 Polonia Warsaw (Poland)
Falkirk (Scotland) 1-0 Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
NAC Breda (Netherlands) 6-0 Gandzasar (Armenia)
St. Patrick’s Athletic (Ireland) 1-1 Valletta (Malta)
KR (Iceland) 2-0 Larissa (Greece)