David Lafata's hat-trick carried Sparta Prague to a 4-2 win over Swedish champions Malmo in the first leg of the Champions League third qualifying round on Tuesday.
Czech champions Sparta fell behind twice at home, but Lafata managed to equalise both times. Lafata already has eight Champions League goals this season, after tallying five in the first leg of the previous round against Levadia Tallinn.
After Emil Forsberg gave Malmo the lead, Lafata equalised in the 23rd minute. Isaac Kiese Th...
Irish champions St Patrick's are out of the Champions League after a 5-0 defeat saw them lose 6-1 on aggregate to Legia Warsaw in the second qualifying round on Wednesday.
The Dublin side were only 1-0 behind at halftime but a flurry of goals after the hour-mark ensured it is the Polish champions who will now meet Celtic in the next round.
Miroslav Radovic scored twice while Michal Zyro and Marek Saganowski were also on target before a Conan Byrne own-goal made it five late on.
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St Patrick's were denied a shock Champions League victory over Legia Warsaw after conceding a stoppage-time equaliser in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round in Poland.
The League of Ireland champions were on course to shock Henning Berg's side, who have won back-to-back domestic titles and featured in last season's Europa League group stage, when Christy Fagan converted Ian Bermingham's left-wing cross in the 38th minute.
Legia hit the crossbar before the break and fo...