Ajax had to settle for a draw while Celtic and FC Basel were among the winners as the final six Champions League third qualifying first leg ties were played on Wednesday evening.
Ajax threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Rapid Vienna -- the lowest-ranked side in the non-champions half of the draw.
Davy Klaassen scored twice in the first half to seemingly put Ajax in control of the tie, but three minutes after the break Florian Kainz reduced the arrears.
The Austrian club suffered...
Turkish side Fenerbahce landed Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk as Robin van Persie and Nani face a tough test if they are to set up a possible reunion with Manchester United in the Champions League playoffs.
Man United's poss UCL PO: Sporting, CSKA/Sparta Prague, Lazio, Brugge/Panathinaikos, Monaco/Young Boys, Fenerbahce, Rapid Vienna #mufc- Dale Johnson (@dalejohnsonESPN) July 17, 2015
Meanwhile, Celtic face a trip to Azerbaijan or Montenegro in the next round of Champions League qualifying....
Swiss champions Basel say Austrian forward Marc Janko has joined on a free transfer from Sydney FC.
Janko signed a one-year contract with an option for a second season, the club announced on Thursday, the player's 32nd birthday.
The move brings Janko closer to home ahead of the 2016 European Championship being played in France.
Janko has scored three goals to help unbeaten Austria lead a qualifying group that includes Sweden and Russia.
The 1.96-meter (6-foot-5) player scored a spectacular overhead...
Bundesliga club Mainz have wasted no time in finding a replacement for Johannes Geis, signing Fabian Frei from Swiss champions Basel.
Frei has penned a four-year contract with the Bundesliga club and is believed to have cost half of the reported €10 million earned from the sale of Geis, whose transfer to Schalke was confirmed earlier on Tuesday.
"Fabian Frei soon caught our eye as our preferred player for a position in the centre of our midfield if we were to make any changes,'' said Mainz's...