UEFA Champions League Qualifying: EB/Streymur, Shirak safely through
By Football News
EB/Streymur and Shirak both progressed from the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round on Tuesday.
Faroese side EB/Streymur built on their 2-2 draw with Lusitans in the first leg to hammer the Andorran outfit 5-1 in the return at home, securing emphatic progression 7-3 on aggregate.
Arnbjorn Hansen got his side off to the best possible start, scoring after just three minutes, before Levi Hanssen added a second seven minutes from the break.
Luis Dos Reis pulled one back for the Andorrans after 66 minutes before Gunnar Zachariasen made it 3-1 six minutes later.
Hanssen then doubled his tally with time running out to put the result beyond doubt, before Leif Niclasen made it five and booked a place in the next round, where his side will take on Dinamo Tbilisi.
Shirak made sure of their progression with a 3-1 aggregate win, despite a 1-0 defeat on the night away at Tre Penne.
The Armenian side's 3-0 first leg lead proved decisive as a Samuel Kyere own goal just two minutes in gave the hosts hope of a comeback.
However, they were unable to build on the lead, even with Davit Marikyan sent off for the visitors in the 90th minute.
Shirak will now take on Partizan Belgrade in the second qualifying round on July 16.