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First-leg wins for Qarabağ, Salzburg, Rijeka and Partizan

Qarabağ beat Samtredia 5-0 in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie on Tuesday, with Salzburg, Rijeka and Partizan also picking up wins ahead of Friday's draw.

Salzburg comfortably beat Hibernians in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie
Salzburg comfortably beat Hibernians in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie ©Domenic Aquilina

Tuesday night's results (click for details)

Qarabağ 5-0 Samtredia
Hibernians 0-3 Salzburg
Rijeka 2-0 TNS
Partizan 2-0 Budućnost Podgorica

Qarabağ, who have been in the UEFA Europa League group stage for the past three seasons, were the night's biggest winners, Afran Ismayilov and Dino Ndlovu both on target from the penalty spot in their resounding victory. Valon Berisha also converted from the spot for Salzburg in their 3-0 win, though his night was marred when he received a late red card.

Partizan had Petar Djuričković's penalty to thank for getting them off the mark in their all-Balkan tie against Budućnost Podgorica. In the evening's other first leg, Rijeka were set on their way against TNS courtesy of Josip Mišić's fifth-minute free-kick.

Alashkhert are back in action on Wednesday
Alashkhert are back in action on Wednesday©Asatur Yesayants

Wednesday's first legs

Spartaks Jūrmala v Astana
Zrinjski v Maribor
Malmö v Vardar
Hapoel Beer-Sheva v Honvéd
Sheriff v Kukës
APOEL v Dudelange
BATE v Alashkert
Mariehamn v Legia
Žalgiris v Ludogorets
Žilina v København
Dundalk v Rosenborg
FH v Vikingur


Linfield v Celtic

Second qualifying round second legs

These will all be played next week, on Tuesday 18 or Wednesday 19 July. The aggregate victors – after extra time and penalties if required – will go straight into the third qualifying round.

The third qualifying round draw is on Friday
The third qualifying round draw is on Friday©Getty Images for UEFA

Friday's third qualifying round draw

Before the second qualifying round is completed, however, the third qualifying round draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon from 12:00CET on Friday 14 July. As the ties will only be at their halfway stage, all 34 second qualifying round teams will go into the champions route along with the title winners from the three highest-ranked associations that do not qualify for an automatic group place (Czech Republic, Greece and Romania) to form ten possible third qualifying round fixtures.

Beginning in the third qualifying round will be the league route, which is made up of the third-placed team from the sixth-ranked member association (France) plus the league runners-up from the associations ranked 7th to 15th. The five sides with the highest coefficients are seeded. Any further restrictions will be announced ahead of the draw.