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Psv And Monaco Have Advanced To The Champions League Knockout Stage But Rangers Have Been Eliminated

On Tuesday, Cesc Fabregas celebrates Monaco’s 3-1 win over Sparta Prague.
VALERY HACHE/AFP Monaco cruised into the Champions League playoff round with a 5-1 aggregate win over Sparta Prague on Tuesday, while former winners PSV Eindhoven and Benfica also advanced, setting up a mouth-watering showdown for a group-stage berth between the two.
Red Star Belgrade was eliminated after a 1-0 loss to Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldova, resulting in a 2-1 aggregate defeat for the 1991 European Cup winners, while Malmo of Sweden knocked off Rangers 4-2 on aggregate.
In the 50th minute, Gelson Martins put Monaco ahead with a brilliant strike from a tight angle, and Aleksandr Golovin made it 2-0 with a precise shot into the bottom corner to cap a flowing play.
– ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, and more David Moberg-Karlsson pulled a goal back for Sparta before substitute Sofiane Diop clinched Monaco’s progress and set up a meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Shakhtar won 4-2 on aggregate as goals from Lassina Traore and Marcos Antonio gave them a 2-1 win over Genk, who only managed a consolation goal from Cyriel Dessers after falling behind two goals on the night.
The match between PSV and Benfica, who won the continent’s top club competition in 1961 and 1962, will be a rematch of the 1988 European Cup final, which PSV won with a penalty shootout victory.
PSV beat Danish team Midtjylland 4-0 on aggregate thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Bruma, while Benfica beat Spartak Moscow 2-0 thanks to a Joao Mario strike and a Roman Yaremchuk own goal to complete a 4-0 sweep.
After a 2-0 first-leg triumph over Slavia Prague, Red Star were undone by a looping Danilo Arboleda header on the stroke of half-time, while Ferencvaros of Hungary advanced despite a 1-0 setback at Slavia Prague.
Ferencvaros will face Young Boys in the playoff round after the Swiss side beat Cluj 3-1 in the return leg to finish with a 4-2 aggregate triumph thanks to a Jordan Siebatcheu brace in Bern.
Rangers were level after Alfredo Morelos scored in the 19th minute, down 2-1 from the first leg at Malmo, with the away goal rule no longer in force, only for Antonio Colak to flip the tie Malmo’s way with a brace of clinical goals.
Malmo’s reward is a match against Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad, which eliminated Olympiakos on penalties following a 3-3 aggregate tie.
Ludogorets took advantage of Mathieu Valbuena and Ahmed Hassan’s missed spot kicks in the shootout, scoring all four attempts to advance.
Dinamo Zagreb beat Legia Warsaw 2-1 on aggregate after a 20th-minute goal from left-back Bartol Franjic secured them a 1-0 win on the night in Poland, securing a group-stage clash with Sheriff.
In the other playoff round match, RB Salzburg will face Danish Brondby.

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