Slovenia's NK Publikum secured the most emphatic victory of UEFA Cup qualifying on Thursday, brushing aside F.Y.R. Macedonian side FK Belasica GC 7-2.
In a thoroughly one-sided encounter, two goals from Mitja Brulc, plus strikes from Marko Kriznik and Darko Maletic, put Publikum 4-0 up inside 35 minutes.
Dragan Cadikovski was also on target in the 48th and 63rd minutes - either side of a response from Zoran Baldovaliev - to leave the home team 6-1 up just after the hour. Dejan Robnik struck the seventh on 85 minutes before Baldovaliev completed the scoring with his second goal.
KSC Lokeren OV were also big winners, despatching KS Dinamo Tirana 4-0 in Albania. The hosts were no match for the rampant Belgians, who were 3-0 to the good by half-time after goals from Davy De Beule, Marel Baldvinsson and Christian Van Hoeylandt. De Beule added his second and Lokeren's fourth from long range in the second half.
Viktoria Zizkov win
It was equally straightforward for FK Viktoria Zizkov, who defeated Kazakhstan's FC Zhenis Astana 3-0. Marian Dirnbach, Kennedy Chihuri and Jirí Mikolanda scored the goals in the second half.
It was a similar story for Slovakia`s ŠKM Púchov at home to Georgian rivals FC Sioni Bolnisi. Goalless at the break, Mario Breska finally opened up the Sioni defence before Lubos Pernis and Breska again secured a 3-0 win.
Far closer was the match between FK Cementarnica 55, of F.Y.R. Macedonia, and Polish side GKS Katowice as they fought out a scoreless draw. Finland's Myllykosken Pallo-47, meanwhile, overcame Swiss rivals BSC Young Boys in an exciting encounter which finished 3-2.
Slovakians FC Artmedia Petrazalka will take a slender advantage into the second leg against F91 Dudelange in Luxembourg, Jan Durica's effort in the 14th minute proving the difference. Icelandic team Grindavík, meanwhile, retain hope of progressing after scoring an away goal in their 2-1 defeat by Austrian opponents FC Kärnten.
Croatia's NK Kamen Ingrad Velika came from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win against FC Etzella Ettelbruck while Cwmbran Town FC could not prevent Maccabi Haifa from taking a commanding lead in Wales. Maccabi, who competed in the UEFA Champions League last season, ensured the second leg should be a formality thanks to goals from Idan Tal, Michael Zandberg and Dante López.
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