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UEFA Champions League: Dinamo Zagreb thrash Ferencvaros to reach play-off

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BUDAPEST, 13 August 2019 – Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb have beaten Hungarian club Ferencvaros in their 2019–20 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie after a comprehensive second leg win in Budapest tonight.

After a 1:1 draw in the first leg last week at Maksimir stadium in Zagreb, Dinamo Zagreb would score four times, including three in the second half, at a packed Groupama Arena to run away with the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

Ferencvaros were dangerous in the opening stages of the match, creating a couple of early chances which Dinamo’s keeper Livakovic done well to keep out. 

Dinamo would get the away goal they needed in the 16th minute when a superb ball from Olmo found captain Ademi in the box who would finish well to give his side a 1-0 lead. 

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Ferencvaros come close to finding an equaliser in the dying moments of the first half when Siger’s shot would hit the post.

Dinamo would double their lead just after halftime when Croatian international Bruno Petkovic would find the back of the net.

Bruno Petkovic (Photo: HNS)

Olmo then gave Dinamo a 4-1 lead on aggregate in the 55th minute when after good work with Perkovic his shot would find the bottom right-hand corner. Gojak then made in 4-0 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate in the 80th minute.

Dinamo could have made it 5-0 but Petkovic would miss a penalty in the 88th minute.

Dinamo Zagreb is now just one match away from qualifying for the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League. They will meet Rosenborg from Norway in the play-off over two legs which will take place on 21 and 22 August, and 28 and 29 August.

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