PSV despatched crashing as Benfica, Younger Boys and Malmo clinch Champions League spots

Ten-man Benfica survived a PSV onslaught to hitch Younger Boys and Malmo in clinching a spot within the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.

The Portuguese aspect misplaced Lucas Verissimo to a second yellow card with 32 minutes performed within the second leg at Philips Stadion, but PSV couldn’t discover a approach by means of from any of their 21 photographs, eight of which had been saved by Odisseas Vlachodimos.

PSV had 73 per cent possession and wasted an enormous likelihood when Eran Zahavi hit the bar with the purpose gaping, however their failure to attain ensured Benfica went by means of to the competitors correct 2-1 on combination following their victory on house soil final week.

Younger Boys are additionally by means of on the expense of cussed Ferencvaros aspect due to a 3-2 win in Budapest to finish a 6-4 combination victory.

Ferencvaros battled again by means of objectives from Henry Wingo and Ryan Mmaee within the area of 9 first-half minutes to cancel out Cedric Zesiger’s opener on the day, making it 4-4 on combination.

However Christian Fassnacht swung the sport again in Younger Boys’ favour and Felix Mambimbi sealed the win after Aissa Laidouni had been proven a second yellow, condemning Ferencvaros to Europa League soccer within the course of.

Ludogorets should additionally accept a spot in Europe’s secondary competitors this time period, regardless of beating Malmo 2-1 within the second leg of their playoff-round tie.

The Swedish guests held a 2-0 benefit from the reverse fixture and that got here in useful when Ludogorets skipper Anton Nedyalkov struck 10 minutes into the match at Huvepharma Area.

Veljko Birmancevic hit again for Malmo earlier than half-time to revive their two-goal lead they usually held on to succeed in the Champions League group stage for a 3rd time, and first since 2016, regardless of Pieros Sotiriou’s penalty on the hour establishing a nervy end.

Malmo, together with Benfica and Younger Boys, will uncover their group stage opponents on Thursday when the draw is made in Istanbul.

The second legs of the opposite three play-offs involving Brondby, Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb, Sheriff Tiraspol, Shakhtar Donetsk and Monaco will happen on Wednesday.

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