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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Linfield suffer heavy defeat

ESPN staff

Linfield have it all to do in their Champions League Second qualifying round second leg tie against AEL after they fell to a 3-0 defeat at the Tsirion Stadium in Cyprus.

Vouho gave the hosts a 16th-minute lead before skipper Edwin Ouon doubled their advantage after 29 minutes. Former Charlton striker Chris Dickson sealed the win nine minutes into the second half

The return leg will take place next Wednesday at Windsor Park in Belfast.

BATE Borisov are in control going into the second leg after beating Vardar 3-2 at home. Dmitri Mozolevski put BATE in front only for second half goals from Jovan Kostovski and Ostaja Stepanovik to turn it around. But BATE were saved by 92nd and 94th minute goals from Vitaly Rodionov.

It's all square between Ludogorets Razgrad and last year's Group Stage whipping boys Dinamo Zagreb. Marcelinho put scored the opener but Dinamo's blushes were spared by Ante Rukavina's leveller.

NK Maribor are on course for a place in round three, despite conceded an early goal to Zeljeznicar Sarajevo's Eldin Adilovic. They hit back through Robert Beric (2), Dejan Mezga (pen) and Marcos Magno Morales Tavares for a 4-1 win.

Buducnost Podgorica fell to a 2-0 loss at home to Slask Wroclaw thanks to Rok Elsner and Sebastian Mila (pen).

The final game saw Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's Molde cruise to a 3-0 home win over FK Ventspils. Davy Claude Angan netted twice while Vegard Forren scored from the spot.




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