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Football: Monaco and Shakhtar deadlocked as Salzburg, Sheriff advance

BELGRADE : Monaco and Shakhtar were playing extra time in their Champions League playoff round return leg on Wednesday after they were tied 2-2 on aggregate while RB Salzburg and Sheriff Tiraspol reached the group stage.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg at home, Monaco turned the tide as a Wissam Ben Yedder brace gave them a 2-0 lead on the night in Kharkiv before second-half substitute Marlos levelled the tie with a 74th-minute goal.

Salzburg completed a 4-2 aggregate win over Danes Brondby as they raced into a 2-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes of the return leg before the home side netted a consolation.

Sheriff Tiraspol became the first Moldovan side to reach the group stage of Europe's elite club competition after a goalless draw at Dinamo Zagreb sealed a shock 3-0 overall victory against the Croatian champions.

The group stage draw will be held in Istanbul on Thursday.

 

(Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Source: Reuters

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