There were few shocks but plenty of notable efforts, as the likes of West Ham and Copenhagen won in the UEFA Europa League.
Following their famous UEFA Europa League win over F91 Dudelange, University College Dublin take on Slovan Bratislava on Thursday.
Damiano Tommasi As many ties remain in the balance, Brondby, Slovan Bratislava and West Ham appear certain to confirm their Europa League progress.
Minnows Juvenes/Dogana shipped nine goals as Brondby were the runaway success story of the UEFA Europa League qualifying first round.
Damiano Tommasi Former Italy international Damiano Tommasi could make a return to action with La Fiorita in the UEFA Europa League this week.
Olympique Lyon Lyon and Real Sociedad were the big-name casualties in the UEFA Europa League play-offs on Thursday.
Olympique Lyon Lyon will need to come from behind if they are to advance past Astra in the UEFA Europa League play-offs on Thursday.
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham produced a late turnaround to beat AEL 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday, while Astra shocked Lyon with a 2-1 away win.
Inter Milan Italian giants Inter visit Stjarnan in Iceland while Villarreal, Tottenham and Feyenoord also begin their UEFA Europa League play-off ties on the road.
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