Vardar and Milan star in #UEL play-off openers

Fenerbahçe lost 2-0 to Vardar, and 2017 finalists Ajax lost at home to Rosenborg, but AC Milan showed Shkëndija no mercy; UEFA.com rounds up the first-leg results.

Vardar celebrate a famous first-leg victory over Fenerbahçe
Vardar celebrate a famous first-leg victory over Fenerbahçe ©Igor Panevski

Thursday night's play-off first leg results

AC Milan 6-0 Shkëndija
Ajax 0-1 Rosenborg
Altach 0-1 Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Apollon Limassol 3-2 Midtjylland
BATE Borisov 1-1 Olexandriya
Club Brugge 0-0 AEK Athens
Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 Skënderbeu

Domžale 1-1 Marseille
Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split
FH Hafnarfjördur 1-2 Braga
Krasnodar 3-2 Crvena zvezda

Legia Warszawa 1-1 Sheriff
Ludogorets 2-0 Sūduva
Marítimo 0-0 Dynamo Kyiv
Osijek 1-2 Austria Wien
Panathinaikos 2-3 Athletic Club
PAOK 3-1 Östersund
Partizan 0-0 Videoton
Plzeň 3-1 AEK Larnaca
Vardar 2-0 Fenerbahçe
Viitorul 1-3 Salzburg

Ajax despair after their loss to Rosenborg
Ajax despair after their loss to Rosenborg©Getty Images

Wednesday night's first leg

Utrecht 1-0 Zenit

What comes next?

The second legs take place on Thursday 24 August. The winners of each tie will join the ten losing sides from the UEFA Champions League play-offs, and 16 sides already confirmed with group stage places, in the draw for the UEFA Europa League group stage, which takes place in Monaco at 13:00CET on Friday 25 August.