SOCCEROO defender Milos Degenek played a starring role for Red Star Belgrade as the Serbian champions held Salzburg to a thrilling away draw to advance to the Champions League for the first time. Red Star will be joined in the eagerly-anticipated Friday morning (AEST) draw by Trent Sainsbury’s Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and Portuguese club Benfica. Red Star, who won the European Cup in 1991, came back from two goals down in an electrifying second leg in Austria to draw 2-2 and go through on away goals after the first leg ended goalless. Degenek played a major part in both his team’s goals — scored only a minute apart — after Salzburg took a commanding 2-0 lead through striker Munas Dabbur. EVERY FFA CUP GOAL: WORLDIES STUN IN RD OF 16 Aussie stars in UCL qualifier 1:48 The Australian defender — part of the Socceroos’ Russia World Cup squad - delivered a perfect cross for Comoros striker El Fardou Ben Nabouhane to turn in at the … [Read more...] about Aussie Milos Degenek stars to book Red Star Belgrade Champions League berth
(AP) -- Former European champions Benfica, PSV Eindhoven and Red Star Belgrade advanced to the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, while Salzburg was eliminated in the playoffs for the fifth time in nine years after wasting a two-goal lead. Salzburg's quest to join Europe's elite under long-time financial backer Red Bull was in sight when it led Red Star 2-0 with 30 minutes to play in the second-leg game in Austria. It all changed in a 75-second burst, as the Serbian champion's El Fardou Ben Nabouhane scored twice with close-range finishes. The forward's goals sent the 1991 European Cup winner through on away goals with a 2-2 aggregate score. Red Star will be playing in the group stage for the first time in the 27-season Champions League era. Two-time champion Benfica and 1988 European Cup winner PSV had an easier time to advance. Benfica won 4-1 at PAOK Thessaloniki to go through 5-2 in aggregate, and PSV beat BATE Borisov 3-0 for a 6-2 aggregate score. After a 1-1 … [Read more...] about Soccer: Benfica, PSV, Red Star reach Champions League group stage
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Former European Cup winners PSV Eindhoven fought back to grind out a 3-2 win at BATE Borisov on Tuesday in their Champions League playoff round first-leg clash while Benfica were held to a 1-1 home draw by PAOK. Soccer Football - Champions League Play-Offs First Leg - BATE Borisov v PSV Eindhoven - Borisov Arena, Barysaw, Belarus - August 21, 2018 PSV Eindhoven's Donyell Malen scores their third goal REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Red Star Belgrade, the 1991 European champions, were held to a 0-0 home draw by Austria’s Salzburg behind closed doors as they served the first game of their two-match supporter ban in the Serbian capital. PSV, who were European champions in 1988, fell behind to a ninth-minute goal by Jasse Tuominen, who swept the ball in from close range for the Belarusian side after good work by left back Aleksandar Filipovic. The Dutch side levelled against the run of play in the 35th minute when Gaston … [Read more...] about Soccer: PSV fight back to win as Benfica and Red Star Belgrade are…
Saturday Night Live at Providence Park. Star studded and hella fun! The Portland Thorns made a two-goal comeback to tie the Chicago Red Stars 2-2 on Saturday night. HOLY HOT DAMN—WE GOT OURSELVES A PLAYOFF PRESS! This was the Thorns first home game in over a month and fans were absolutely MANIACAL about their return. RED SMOKE MADNESS! I for one have been looking forward to this match. Sure, the summer has been great (wildfire smokey and white wine spritzer heavy) out here in Portland—but nothing beats a summer Saturday with a Thorns game to prep for! I fell right back into my pre-home game routine with house chores and an overly emotional viewing of a movie. Nothing, and I mean nothing, fuels a star-studded forceful female sporting event than a handful of HARD CRIES WHILE WATCHING Steel Magnolias. OMG, when they are at the graveyard and M'Lnn loses her shit. I CAN'T KEEP IT TOGETHER! And neither can the RED STARS. HIGH STEAKS AND POTATOES BIG FAT BOOTY BUT—that … [Read more...] about Thorns Come Back for 2-2 Draw Against Chicago Red Stars!
Want to read more?We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser – subscribe today for as little as 56 pence per week. Subscribe NowShare Argyll sponsored Red Star rounded off their pre-season preparations with a 7-2 victory over Helensburgh in an entertaining contest at the Ropework. Helensburgh took the lead after some slack marking from a free kick saw their midfielder hammer his shot past Luke Naisby who deputised for the injured Kalache in goals. Star upped the tempo for the remainder of the half and managed to score three good goals of their own thanks to Ian McGuinness who netted a deflected effort and Ben Forbes with another excellent curling shot from just outside the box. Gregor Peacock also scored after going close with a couple of earlier attempts.Ian McGuinness doubled his tally early in the second half from close range before Helensburgh scored … [Read more...] about Red Star finish pre-season with solid win