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UEFA Champions League Playoff: Young Boys 1-1 Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb took on Young Boys in Bern tonight (Twitter/Young Boys)

Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb have taken an important away goal from the first leg of their UEFA Champions League playoff against Swiss club Young Boys. 

The match in Bern could not have started worse for Dinamo as the home side went in front after just two minutes when Kevin Mbabu found the back of the net. 

Mbabu puts Young Boys ahead (Twitter/Young Boys)

The home side continued to dominate and apply pressure throughout the first half but Dinamo keeper Danijel Zagorac was up to the task.

Dinamo got back into the game with an all-important away goal when Mislav Oršić calmly slotted past the Young Boys keeper in the 40th minute.

Dinamo was much improved in the second spell and had three great chances to take the lead in a 4 minute period. 

Oršić equalisers for Dinamo (screenshot)

In the 57th minute, Izet Hajrović had his shot saved before he hit the post 3 minutes later after being set free by Mario Gavranović. A minute later Oršić came extremely close when his curling shot was tipped just around the post. 

Neither side could find a winner in an open second half and the playoff heads to Zagreb in the balance.

The return leg will be played at Maksimir stadium on 28 August with the winner of the tie qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. 

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