There were many shocking results and also goals in the finals minutes in this stage. Kairat Almaty confirmed their great form getting an important draw vs Aberdeen 1-1 and with this qualifying to the next stage.
Missed fortunes for some countries in which one of their clubs was eliminated and the other progressed, this happened to the Austrians, for example, Sturm Graz and Wolfsberger lose their respectives away matches vs Rubin Kazan and Borussia Dortmund but the only happiness went for SCR Altach who got an historic victory in Portugal vs Vitoria Guimaraes and qualified to the playoff round.
Das Wunder vn Guimamaes!
Amazing, epic and historic victory from SCR Altach
Ukraine were near to put their 2 representants in the playoffs, Vorskla were doing the impossible and were just seconds to qualify but a last second goal from MSK Zilina put the Slovakians in the next round, Zorya Luhansk won vs Charleroi 2-0.
It was a disaster for Swedish clubs as all 3 of them were eliminated, IFK Goteborg by Belenenses, Elfsborg lose vs Odd from Norway and AIK lose vs Atromitos from Greece and also for the Cypriot who suffered the same fate, Omonia and Apollon Limassol were eliminated by Brondby and Qabala respectively.
SCR Altach and Qabala from Azerbaijan both in their 1st ever participation in European competitions have reached the playoff round, a very good performance that are displaying both teams.
History was made by SK Rapid Wien, Skenderbeu and FC Astana as they reached the playoff round and they are living the dream! and for Astana an Skenderbeu specially was memorable, fo the 1st time in their history both clubs reached the playoffs.
AFC Ajax vs SK Rapid Wien “Das Wunder von Amsterdam”
SK Rapid Wien did an amazing performance winning 3-2 vs AFC Ajax, since the beginning they started to make they game and they went early in the score with Beric putting the Austrians on aggregate advantage 3-2, then Rapid netted another goal just before the 1st half ends making the 2-0 and 4-2 on aggregate, in the 2nd half Ajax put a lot of pressure and fought to equalize the tie and thy did it thanks to Milik and Guelj but after that after Ajax converted the 2-2 Rapid found quickly the learship thanks to Schaub with an amazing goal putting the Austrians 3-2 and 5-4 on aggregate, the score didn´t move anymore and SK Rapid consolidated a great night progressing to the playoff round and eliminating a favorite like Ajax.
FC Astana vs HJK
In an exciting and thrilling match FC Astana made the impossible, it really was a miracle, they were losing 2-0 at the end of the st half but in the 2nd half they showed great courage and true fighting spirit and reverted the score and literally in the last minute of the match they won and with this progressed for the 1st time in ther history to the playoffs, they have become the 2nd Kazakh team to progress to this stage after Shakhtyor Karagandy did the same in 2013
Skenderbeu vs Milsami
The Albanians are the 1st team from that counto to progress to the playoff round after beating Milsami from Moldova, they now aim to reach the playoff round.
In other matches CSKA comind from behind qualified after winning 3-2 vs Sparta Prague in a very exciting and amazing match, 2 goals from Musa and 1 from Dzagoev who became the hero gave the Army men their ticket to the playoff round
BATE Borisov won 1-0 vs Videoton at Borisov Arena and progressed with an aggregate score of 2-1