Marko Marin has qualified for the group stage of the Champions League with Red Star Belgrade. Also there: Zagreb and Piraeus.
Champions League: Belgrade, Zagreb and Piraeus are here
Former German international footballer Marko Marin has qualified for the group stage of the Champions League with the Red Star of Belgrade. The Serbs were enough on Tuesday in the playoff return for a 1-1 (0-0) win over Swiss champions Young Boys Bern. In the first leg, the two clubs had 2: 2 separated, Belgrade came because of the goals on the outside more marked.
Dinamo Zagreb and Greek record champion Olympiacos Piraeus also earned a spot in the queen category. Zagreb got a 1-1 on the first leg 2-0 in the first leg at Rosenborg Trondheim. Piraeus beat FK Krasnodar 2-1 after the Greeks won the first leg 4-0.
It was exciting in Belgrade. After Aleksa Vukanovic took the advantage (59), Mohamed Ben Nabouhane opened the scoring with his own goal (81st). But Belgrader, played by Marin, saved the target.
Before the match, a tank stationed in front of his own stadium sparked a violent controversy. According to Serbian media, a fan club reportedly initiated the action, as the tank is on Monday in front of the stadium known as "Belgrade Marakana" Rajko Mitić. In the first leg against Berne (2: 2), a week ago, masked attackers attacked two Serbian supporters' bars in Croatia. The incident provoked heated discussions between politicians of both countries. (AP)
The play-offs in the overview (teams in bold are activated)
Rosenborg Trondheim – Dinamo Zagreb 1: 1 (first leg: 0: 2)
Red Star Belgrade – Young boys Bern 1: 1 (first stage 2: 2)
FK Krasnodar – Olympiacos Piraeus 1: 2 (first leg 0: 4)
Slavia Prague – CFR Cluj Wednesday, 9 pm (first leg 1: 0)
Ajax Amsterdam – APOEL Nicosia Wednesday, 9 pm (first leg 0-0)
Club Bruges – Linzer ASK Wednesday, 9 pm (first leg 1: 0)