Central East round-up: FK Austria Wien and SK Rapid Wien both secured wins but their compatriots SV Mattersburg lost to Swiss side FC Basel 1893.
FK Austria Wien survived an FK Jablonec 97 fightback to emulate neighbours SK Rapid Wien and win their UEFA Cup second qualifying round first-leg match. However, Austrian league leaders SV Mattersburg lost at FC Basel 1893, while the other match between teams from those nations finished level between SV Ried and FC Sion as uefa.com rounds up the Central East action.
FK Austria Wien 4-3 FK Jablonec 97
It was a seven-goal thriller in Vienna, but it looked like Austria would run away with it early on as Johannes Ertl and Sanel Kuljic struck within 21 minutes. However, the Czech team began to exploit holes in the home defence and Luděk Zelenka scored in the 28th and 37th minutes to level the scores by half-time. The second period began like the first, with Andreas Lasnik and Kuljic on target in the first 20 minutes, but Miroslav Baranek pulled one back with 14 minutes to go to leave the tie poised.
FC Dinamo Tbilisi 0-3 SK Rapid Wien
UEFA Intertoto Cup winners Rapid defied the heat of the Georgian capital to take full control against Dinamo. Rapid were always dominant and went ahead in the 21st minute when Fabiano was first to connect with a free-kick. The second goal came not long before half-time as Steffen Hofmann's free-kick beat Dinamo goalkeeper Georgi Loria, who had not long before replaced the injured Didier Ovono. Dinamo pushed forward in the second half but on 54 minutes went further behind as Mario Bazina, a menace all night alongside Fabiano, pounced on a defensive slip.
FC Basel 1893 2-1 SV Mattersburg
Basel gained a useful win against Austrian Bundesliga leaders Mattersburg, who lost Cem Atan for a second yellow card within 17 minutes. The Austrian side took the lead three minutes after that setback through an own goal from Koji Nakata, but Ivan Ergić equalised only four minutes later. In the second half Basel pushed for another goal and were rewarded nine minutes after the interval when Felipe Caicedo finished off a counterattack.
SV Ried 1-1 FC Sion
The second Austro-Swiss encounter of the night ended in a draw. Ried took control from the start but lacked the finishing touch. However, just as it seemed the Swiss visitors were getting the upper hand, the home side went ahead through an Ernst Dospel header. However, Dospel's day had an unhappy ending as his added-time slip allowed Álvaro Saborio in for the equaliser.
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 1-1 GKS Bełchatów
A Serhiy Nazarenko strike nine minutes from the final whistle to help Dnipro avoid a home defeat against Polish visitors Bełchatów. The Ukrainian side had dominated proceedings from the outset but Bełchatów took a 13th-minute lead when Janusz Dziedzic's corner was brilliantly met by Mariusz Ujek. Visiting goalkeeper Krzysztof Kozik then did brilliantly to keep Dnipro at bay but as time ran out substitute Dmytro Lopa fed Nazarenko, who equalised from close range.
FC MIKA 2-1 FC Artmedia Petržalka
Armenia's MIKA hold the slight edge over their Slovakian opponents Artmedia after a sturdy attacking display. Armen Shahgeldyan gave MIKA a seventh-minute lead after good work from Brazilian pair Cleber and Thiago to set him up outside the box. They were unfortunate not to add another before Branislav Fodrek equalised in the 66th minute on the rebound after Felix Hakobyan could only parry a shot from Branislav Obžera. However, another Brazilian, Alex, headed in a corner seven minutes later and MIKA held on despite Fodrek hitting the crossbar.
FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce 0-2 FC Zenit St. Petersburg
Zenit proved more than a match for Zlaté Moravce, making their debut UEFA Cup campaign. Norwegian defender Erik Hagen headed the visitors into a 38th-minute lead following Alejandro Dominguez's corner. And victory was sealed for Dick Advocaat's team in added time by Alexey Ionov, making his senior debut at the age of 18.
FC Tobol Kostanay 0-1 Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski
Groclin reached the third round on their debut in 2003/04, and the Polish club look a good bet to progress after Mariusz Muszalik's fifth-minute goal proved enough for victory against the UEFA Intertoto Cup winners from Kazakhstan. Tobol were on a six-game winning streak but the home crowd was silenced by Muszalik's precise strike and although they pushed hard for an equaliser, impressive Groclin goalkeeper Sebastian Przyrowski kept them at bay.
UN Käerjéng 97 0-3 R. Standard de Liège
Käerjéng's fairytale run may be over after the European debutants from Luxembourg were beaten comfortably by Standard. It was goalless at half-time but after an hour Dieumerci Mbokai broke the deadlock for Standard. Ten minutes from time Alex Witsel made it 2-0 for the visitors and then struck again late on.