Salzburg gets closer to Champions League
Salzburg doesn’t pose a problem in qualifying for the Champions League. Celtic is also making good progress. Nicklas Bendtner has to shake with Trondheim. Salzburg crossed the first hurdle in their tenth attempt: The Austrian double-winner entered the third qualifying round of the Champions League on Wednesday evening, while German coach Marco Rose’s team beat Hibernians FC from Malta 3-0 (2-0) in the second leg. Last week, the Salzburg team also won the first leg 3-0 (the results of the Champions League qualifying round)The former St. Pauli player Marc Rzatkowski (11th) put the hosts in the lead. Fredrik Gulbrandsen (19th) and substitute Amadou Haidara (86th) were the clear winners, and the Austrian top club will face Croatian double winner HNK Rijeka in the next round for the first time since Red Bull’s arrival in 2005. Salzburg would then have to go through another play-off round. In recent years, Salzburg has been defeated by Luxembourg representative Dudelingen and Celtic Glasgow has also made it to the next round. The Scottish champion and cup winner defeated Linfield FC from Northern Ireland 4-0 (1-0) in the return leg. Scott Sinclair (4th/54th), Tom Rogic (47th) and Stuart Armstrong (90th +2nd) scored the goals for the Bhoys. Celtic won the first leg last Friday 2-0, with Rosenborg Trondheim taking on the Scottish side in the third round. The team around former Wolfsburg Nicklas Bendtner, however, had to tremble against the Irish club Dundalk for a long time. The Norwegians’ 2-1 victory goal was scored in extra time. After 90 minutes it was 1:1 – as in the first leg.