Osijek upset PSV: third qualifying round openers

Osijek caused the biggest stir as the third qualifying round started, winning at PSV Eindhoven, while three other former European champions, including AC Milan, claimed first-leg victories.

Osijek celebrate what proved to be their winner at PSV
Osijek celebrate what proved to be their winner at PSV ©AFP

THURSDAY NIGHT'S RESULTS (click individual game for details)

Milan won 1-0 at U Craiova
Milan won 1-0 at U Craiova©CSU Craiova

Aberdeen 2-1 Apollon Limassol
AEK Larnaca 2-0 Dinamo Minsk
AIK 1-1 Braga
Arka Gdynia 3-2 Midtjylland
Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Olexandriya
Austria Wien 0-0 AEL Limassol
Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv 0-2 Zenit
Bordeaux 2-1 Videoton
Botev Plovdiv 0-0 Marítimo
Brøndby 0-0 Hajduk Split
Crvena zvezda 2-0 Sparta Praha
CSU Craiova 0-1 AC Milan
Dinamo București 1-1 Athletic Club
Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 Odd
Everton 1-0 Ružomberok
Freiburg 1-0 Domžale
Gent 1-1 Altach
Krasnodar 2-1 Lyngby
Maccabi Tel-Aviv 1-0 Panionios
Marseille 4-2 Oostende
Mladá Boleslav 2-1 Skënderbeu
Olimpik Donetsk 1-1 PAOK
Östersund 1-0 Fola Esch
Panathinaikos 1-0 Gabala
PSV Eindhoven 0-1 Osijek
Sturm Graz 1-2 Fenerbahçe
Sūduva 3-0 Sion
Trakai 2-1 Shkëndija
Utrecht 0-0 Lech Poznań

Wayne Rooney on his Everton return
Wayne Rooney on his Everton return©AFP/Getty Images

There were mixed fortunes for the four former European champions in action as the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round got under way – with PSV Eindhoven losing at home and AC Milan, Olympique Marseille and Crvena Zvezda all winning.

Ricardo Rodríguez's 44th-minute strike was enough for Milan to win at U Craiova, as the Rossoneri began their quest for the one UEFA trophy to still elude them. However, PSV – 1978 UEFA Cup winners – were beaten in Eindhoven by Croatian side Osijek, Borna Barišić's penalty doing the damage.

Things were more comfortable for Crvena zvezda and Marseille, who took two-goal advantages from the respective visits of Sparta Praha and Oostende.

Elsewhere Wayne Rooney's second debut for Everton came in a narrow victory over Ružomberok. Athletic Club drew at Dinamo București, while Fenerbahçe and Zenit both won away.

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