Shakhtar Donetsk began their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win over Young Boys in the third qualifying round on Tuesday.
Bernard opened the scoring in the 27th minute, and the Swiss club's hopes of finding an own goal were dimed when Milan Vilotic was sent off with a second yellow card 10 minutes after half-time.
Yevhen Seleznyov added a goal in the 75th minute to give the Ukraine club a two-goal advantage ahead of the second leg.
BATE Borisov continued their quest to feature in the group...
Dundalk's hopes of progressing through the Champions League qualifiers remain after a narrow defeat to BATE Borisov in Belarus.
The hosts dominated the game, hitting the woodwork twice and creating many more chances than their visitors from the Republic of Ireland.
But Stephen Kenny's side are still well in the third qualifying round tie following a 1-0 loss, with substitute Mikhail Gordeichuk the only man able to beat an inspired Gary Rogers in the Dundalk goal.
BATE skipper Vitali Rodionov saw...
Police in Bulgaria detained 45 fans of Serbian club Red Star Belgrade after violence broke out on Tuesday ahead of their Champions League qualifying match at Ludogorets Razgrad.
Fans came to blows at a Black Sea resort in Burgas, with two police officers and five civilians suffering injuries.
The fans will go through pre-trial proceedings, police said.
Red Star won the European Cup, the precursor to the Champions League, in 1991.
They advanced to the third qualifying round by beating...
Brendan Rodgers has played down his central defensive problems ahead of Celtic's Champions League third-round qualifier against Astana on Wednesday night.
Danish defender Erik Sviatchenko did not travel to Kazakhstan after picking up a groin injury last Friday, while 18-year-old Kristoffer Ajer is out with a hand issue.
The Hoops boss was already without long-term injured centre-backs Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata while new signing Kolo Toure remained in Glasgow to catch up on his fitness.