UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 1 August 2012
Celtic, Helsingborg, CFR Cluj, Maribor, Anderlecht, Dinamo Zagreb, Hapoel, Basel, and AEL all won in UEFA Champions League qualifying on August 1, 2012.
BATE Borisov 1-1 Debrecen
Debrecen nearly had a 1-0 win but BATE salvaged a draw with a second half stoppage time own goal.
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 4-0 Netchi
Bryan Gerzycich had a brace to lead Hapoel to a comfortable home victory.
Molde 0-1 FC Basel
Molde couldn’t recover after a 27th minute Davy Claude Angan red card as Basel scored a 79th minute goal.
Sheriff Tiraspol 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb
Fatos Beciraj scored a 14th minute goal to give Zagreb the crucial first leg away win.
AEL 1-0 Partizan Belgrade
AEL kept a clean sheet as Patrick Vouho’s 13th minute goal was the difference.
Anderlecht 5-0 FK Ekranas
Deuidonne Mbokani had a brace to lead Anderlecht towards a dominant victory. Tom De Sutter, Milan Jovanovic, and da Rocha Kanu provided the other goals for the home side.
FC Copenhagen 0-0 Club Brugge
Copenhagen failed to grab a first leg lead as Club Brugge will be favored with the second leg at the Jan Breydel Stadium.
NK Maribor 4-1 F91 Dudelange
Maribor were in total control as Dejan Mezga, Robert Beric, and Marcos Tavares scored the goals. Dudelange did get a late away goal but will need to be much improved in the second leg.
Celtic 2-1 HJK Helsinki
Celtic responded after conceding in the second half with goals from Gary Hooper and Charlie Mulgrew to get the victory. HJK could advance with a 1-0 win in the second leg while Celtic would only need a draw.
CFR Cluj-Napoca 1-0 Liberec
A 53rd minute Ricardo Cardu penalty was the difference as CFR hold a slim first leg advantage.
Fenerbahce 1-1 FC Vaslui
Valui took the lead with a 75th minute Livui Antal goal but Bekir Irtegun scored the 89th minute equalizer for Fenerbahce.
Slask Wroclaw 0-3 Helsingborg
The visitors left with a convincing win behind goals from Alfred Finnbogason, Christoffer Andersson, and Daniel Nordmark.