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Dinamo Zagreb Qualify for UEFA Champions League After Extra-Time Win

Dinamo Zagreb qualify for the UEFA Champions League (photo credit: HNS/Archive)

Dinamo Zagreb qualify for the UEFA Champions League (photo credit: HNS/Archive)

Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb have dramatically qualified for the Group Stages of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League…

Dinamo Zagreb have beaten Salzburg 3-2 on aggregate after the two sides drew 1-1 in Zagreb last week.

With just 3 minutes left on the clock and trailing 1-0 from a goal in the 22nd minute tonight, it looked as though Dinamo Zagreb would bow out and have to settle for the UEFA Europa League this season until Fernandes side-footed home from just inside the box to send the tie to extra-time.

Dinamo Zagreb looked flat for the first 60 minutes in Vienna and were outplayed in the first spell. The introduction of Manchester City target Ante Ćorić with half an hour remaining saw the blues get back into the game slowly. Ćorić combined with Croatian international Marko Rog to start creating some chances.

Dinamo took the momentum into extra-time and just 5 minutes in took the lead 2-1 on the night when Soudani headed home from a rebound as he was one on one with the Salzburg keeper. Dinamo Zagreb had a couple of chances to extend the lead in the extra time but the score remained that way till the final whistle. The win means a huge financial boost for Dinamo Zagreb. The draw for the Group Stages takes place in Monaco on Thursday.

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