Previous
Wales
Slovakia
1
0
ESPN3 LIVE 55'
Game Details
Kazakhstan
Russia
0
3
ESPN3 LIVE 52'
Game Details
Hungary
Croatia
ESPN3 10:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Israel
Austria
ESPN3 10:00 AM UTC
Game Details
San Marino
Scotland
ESPN3 10:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Netherlands
Germany
12:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Northern Ireland
Belarus
ESPN3 12:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Poland
Latvia
ESPN3 12:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Slovenia
Macedonia
ESPN3 12:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Cyprus
Belgium
ESPN3 12:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

PSG defend fans barred from Chelsea clash

UEFA Champions League
Read
ESPN FC  By ESPN

TNS lose first leg as Salzburg cruise in Champions League second round

The New Saints saw their hopes of Champions League progress dented after a 2-0 away defeat against Croatian side Rijeka in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie.

The Welsh Premier League side were soon trailing in Croatia when midfielder Josip Misic netted a fine 20-yard free kick, clipping the ball over the wall and into the top corner in the fifth minute.

Rijeka, who were given a bye straight into the second qualifying round, doubled their advantage through substitute Florentin Matei after 69 minutes.

Quigley lashed a late angled shot into the side-netting as TNS were left with it all to do in the second leg at Park Hall.

In Tuesday's other games, Austrian champions FC Salzburg cruised to a 3-0 win away to Malta's Hibernians.

Valon Berisha opened the scoring with a penalty in the 32nd minute, before Hee-Chan Hwang doubled the lead three minutes later. Munas Dabbur added a third in the second half, though Berisha was sent off late on.

Salzburg debuted a new shirt that is remarkably similar to that of sister club RB Leipzig, despite UEFA clearing both clubs to enter the competition after ruling that they were sufficiently separate entities.

Serbia's Partizan Belgrade defeated Montenegro's Buducnost Podgorica 2-0 with second-half goals from Uros Djurdjevic and Leonardo.

Qarabag, the Azerbaijani club that reached the Europa League group stage last year, cruised to a 5-0 win at home over Georgia's Samtredia, thanks to a brace from Dino Ndlovu.

The second round continues on Wednesday with 12 more games, before Linfield host Celtic on Friday.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.