• FT

    Artmedia

    1

    Juventus

    1

  • FT

    P'thinaikos

    1

    Sparta

    0

  • FT

    Wisla Krakow

    1

    Barcelona

    0

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Petrzalka Stadion

Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo | Attendance: 13451

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Artmedia Petrzalka

  • Branislav Fodrek 14'

1 - 1

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2nd leg: 1 - 5 (Agg)

Juventus

  • Amauri Carvalho De Oliveira 25'

Juve stroll into Champions League group stages

BRATISLAVA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Juventus eased through to the

Champions League group stages after a 1-1 draw at Artmedia

Bratislava on Tuesday completed a 5-1 aggregate victory.

Juve, out of Europe for two seasons following their

involvement in an Italian match-fixing scandal, named a

relatively strong team despite winning the third qualifying

round first leg 4-0.

Claudio Ranieri's side went behind when Artmedia midfielder

Branislav Fodrek netted with a stunning bicycle kick after 14

minutes but they were soon level as Amauri scored his first

competitive goal for the club.

The Brazilian-born striker, a close-season signing from

Palermo, hung in the air before powering home a header from

Czech winger Pavel Nedved's cross on 25 minutes.

Amauri had earlier hit the post with a header and could

easily have bagged a hat-trick.

Slovakian champions Artmedia, who reached the Champions

League group stages in 2005, showed much more ambition than they

did in the first leg but Juve's aggregate win was never in

doubt.

Juve's last Champions League appearance was a quarter-final

defeat by Arsenal two years ago after which they were stripped

of their 2006 Italian title, banned from Europe and demoted to

Serie B.

The twice European champions, who visit Fiorentina on Sunday

in their Serie A opener, will be looking forward to Thursday's

Champions League group stage draw after finishing third last

term in their first season back in the Italian top flight.