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Kramarić completes Dinamo rout

GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 CS Fola Esch (agg: 6-0)
Andrej Kramarić's 78th-minute penalty completed a comprehensive aggregate victory for Dinamo, who will face FC Sheriff next.

Andrej Kramarić is shining for Dinamo after spending last season on loan at Lokomotiva Zagreb
Andrej Kramarić is shining for Dinamo after spending last season on loan at Lokomotiva Zagreb ©Getty Images

Already five goals up from the first leg in Luxembourg, GNK Dinamo Zagreb completed the formality of securing their place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 1-0 win over CS Fola Esch.

Andrej Kramarić's late penalty earned Krunoslav Jurčić’s team victory on a night in which the coach fielded a much-changed lineup that included a goalkeeping debutant in 20-year-old Oliver Zelenika. The Croatian champions can now start planning for a third qualifying round tie against FC Sheriff of Moldova, whom they will face in the first leg at home next week.

In the opening instalment of this tie, Jeff Strasser's charges had held out until the 59th minute before conceding; this time it was in the 78th minute that Dinamo struck. Kramarić had scored his first two league goals of the season against NK Zadar last weekend and now he converted from the penalty spot after Losseni Keita had brought down Junior Fernándes.

Dinamo had had most of the possession before that, though the best chances fell to Fola Esche. Samir Hadji burst through the Dinamo defence yet shot over after eight minutes while, with half-time approaching, a slaloming run by Stefano Bensi carried him past four defenders but culminated in another effort over the crossbar.

At the other end Zvonko Pamić headed off target from close range in the 69th minute but Dinamo's breakthrough was not far away.

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