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Sports News Review – UEFA Champions League play-off round finishes

Sports news review starts with the UEFA Champions League, where we got all participants of the group stage. APOEL Nicosia and FC Copenhagen have played 1-1, but team from Denmark will go to the Champions League, while APOEL will play in the Europa League. Manchester City is defeated Steaua Bucuresti in second leg and certified placement in the group stage of elite UEFA competition. The second leg match ended with the score 1-0, and Fabian Delph scored the only goal of the game. Rostov was more than convincing against Ajax in the second leg. Russian representative celebrated with 4-1 and with aggregate score 5-2 stopped the Dutch team on the road to the Champions League. This will be first ever appearance for the Rostov in the group stage of the Champions League. Borussia Moenchengladbach did not allow surprise at home. The team that competes in the Bundesliga demonstrated strength against Young Boys and won with 6-1. Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb once again played 1-1, so we got participant of the group stage of the Champions League after the extra time. After additional 30 minutes of play, Dinamo Zagreb manages to win with 2-1 and they will advance to the group stage of the elite UEFA competition.

Today, four games of the EFL Cup were played. AFC Bournemouth celebrated with 2-1 against Morecambe, while Sunderland recorded 1-0 victory against Shrewsbury Town. Fulham managed to beat Middlesbrough after the extra time, 2-1.  Accrington Stanley gave us the surprise of the evening, as they eliminated Burnley. After 120 minutes of play the score was 1-0 for the team that competes in the League Two.

Bastian Schweinsteiger posted on his twitter account that Manchester United will be the last European team for which he will play, and that he is ready to help his team when necessary. Schweinsteiger does not want to leave the Red Devils despite the bad treatment that started with the arrival of Jose Mourinho EFL Cup. Bastian’s post on twitter also opened speculation about move to the MLS.

Stevan Jovetic will remain at Inter, it was confirmed by his agent Fali Ramadani. According to some media, there was the possibility that Jovetic will move to Fiorentina, but his manager put an end to these rumors, pointing out that Stevan happy at Giuseppe Meazza.

Today completed the second round of the ATP 250 tournament in Winston-Salem. Viktor Troicki advanced to the third round after a win against Kyle Edmund, 6-3, 7-5. John Millman after three sets eliminated Albert Ramos. Veteran Marcos Baghdatis was better than Donald Young, while Pablo Cuevas eliminated Malek Jaziri. Sam Querrey came to the victory over Guillermo Garcia after three sets. Yen-Hsun Lu with 6-2, 6-4 defeated Joao Sousa, while Jiri Vesely eliminated last year’s champion Kevin Anderson with 7-6, 6-4. Fernando Verdasco was secure against Talya Fritz, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

At the WTA tournament Connecticut Open, Agnieszka Radwanska was better than Jelena Ostapenko, 7-5, 6-1. Elina Svitolina came to victory against Evgeniya Rodina in straight sets. Roberta Vinci easily defeated Ana Konjuh, 6-2, 6-2. Johanna Larsson advances to next round after she was better than Shelby Rogers 7-6, 6-4.

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