Liverpool 4-2 TSG 1890 Hoffeinheim
Emre Can scored a brace which helped his team to comfortably reach the group stages. Other goals came from Egytian Mohhamed Salah and Brazilian Firmino. Hoffeinheim pulled two back courtesy of substitute Mark Uth and Sandro Wagner’s efforts.
Steaua Bucharest 1-5 Sporting Lisbon
The Portugues giants made an easy cruise to the group stages after a big win in Romania.The triumph came after a goalless draw in the first leg in Lisbon.
Seydou Doumbia put Sporting ahead after 13 minutes before Junior Morais struck for the Romanians. But Marcos Acuna, Gelson Martins, Bas Dost and Rodrigo Battaglia all netted in an action packed final 30 minutes to put their side in the hat.
FC Copenhagen 2-1 Qarabag
Qarabag advanced to the group stages despite loss courtesy of the away goal rule.The Danish side score first through Federico Santander. South African Dino Ndlovu then equalised in the 63rd minute, only for Copenhagen to regain the lead just three minutes later through Andrija Pavlovic. The match ended 2-2 on aggregate and Qarabag became the first Azerbaijan to reach the group stages.
CSKA Moscow 2-0 Young Boys
The Russian giants comfortably booked their place with a 2-0 home win. Georgi Schennikov and Alan Dzagoev were the scoreres on the night.
Slavia Prague 0-0 Apoel Nicosia
Apoel Nicosia went through thanks to a 0-0 draw in Prague.
Apoel Nicosia took a two-goal lead to the Czech Republic and saw off Slavia Prague thanks to a goalless draw.