Legia Warsaw put a sizeable dent in plucky Dundalk’s Champions League qualification dream by scoring two unanswered away-goals at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
An entertaining stalemate was broken on 58 minutes by Nemanja Nikolic, who slotted home from the penalty spot after Andrew Boyle handled the ball in the area.
Warsaw showed their class and composure by seeing off heaps of pressure from the Irish and scoring a second – via Aleksandar Prijovic – seconds from time.
In one of the round’s glamour fixtures, FC Porto‘s André Silva scored a penalty that cancelled out his teammate Felipe’s own goal against AS Roma at Estadio do Dragao.
Scottish champions Celtic had their hearts in their mouths despite being three goals to the good at half-time. Hapoel Beer-Sheeva struck twice after the restart, but the home side recovered well to make it 5-2 at the final whistle.
Monaco caused the upset of the round by overcoming Vilarreal 2-1 at El Madrigal, while Ludogorets scored two unanswered goals against FC Viktoria Plzen at Vasil Levski National Stadium.
- Dundalk 2-0 Legia Warsaw
- FC Porto 1-1 AS Roma
- Celtic 5-2 Hapoel Beer-Sheeva
- Vilarreal 1-2 Monaco
- Ludogorets 2-0 FC Viktoria Plzen