Champions League qualifying round

Slavia Prague 2 - Celta Vigo 0

Celta scraped through to the league stage of the competition, thanks mainly to the 3-0 lead they had against Slavia Prague from the first leg. Miguel Angel Lotina's side found themselves two goals down with only half an hour gone, Dostalek heading a corner past Cavallero and Hrdlicka scrambling a second. Lotina was shown a red card for arguing with the referee after the first goal and was sent from the dugout, and Mostovoi was also sent off for a second booking after the break as nerves reached breaking point. Edu, who had hit the post in the first half, could have put their minds at rest after the break but he headed just wide. And it was left to Cavallero to keep out the Slavia forwards in the dying moments to ensure Celta's first ever appearance in Champions League proper. (27.08.03)

Deportivo La Coruña 1 - Rosenborg 0

Deportivo made it through to the league stage of the competition for the fourth year in a row after defeating Rosenborg by a single goal. Although the Gallicians dominated the game they were only able to beat keeper Espen Johnsen once, and the fans suffered in the last few minutes as a goal from the Norwegians would have taken them through on the away goal rule after the score-less draw in the first leg. The only goal came on the quarter hour mark from Luque, who beat the keeper with a shot into the top corner of the net after Sergio set him up. Víctor hit the post after the break and Héctor, Luque and Pandiani all had efforts frustrated before the referee blew the final whistle to ensure that Deportivo's name goes into the hat for next Thursday's draw. (26.08.03)

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