FK Austria Wien prised open the door to the UEFA Champions League group stage with an eye-catching 2-0 defeat of GNK Dinamo Zagreb in the first leg of their play-off.
Seeking to extend a run of eight successive wins in home qualifiers, Krunoslav Jurčić's Dinamo dictated the early tempo but fell prey to a second-half rally by the visitors. Marin Leovac broke the deadlock after 68 minutes and Marko Stankovic added the final flourish – after Dinamo substitute Ante Rukavina had been sent off – to put the Austrian champions in sight of a first group-stage appearance ahead of the 27 August second leg.
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|6||Ivo Pinto||14||Ortlechner (C)|
|29||Sandomierski (GK)||26||Kardum (GK)|
|Krunoslav Jurčić (CRO)||Nenad Bjelica (CRO)|
|Howard Webb (ENG)|