Kiev, Celtic Win on Road in Champions League Qualifiers

Dynamo Kiev, Celtic and CFR Cluj won on the road to hold the advantage in their Champions League playoff ties.

Kiev recovered after losing an early goal to win 3-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach, Celtic defeated Helsingborgs 2-0 and Cluj rallied with two goals in five minutes from Modou Sougou to win 2-1 at Basel.

Also tonight, Spartak Moscow won 2-1 against the visiting Fenerbahce and Copenhagen took a 1-0 lead in its tie against Lille, which will host the second leg.

The winners of the two-game series advance to the group phase of European soccer’s elite tournament. The return games will be played Aug. 29.

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