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Sports News
Benfica denies Dynamo Kyiv unlikely spot in Champions League
 
London, Aug 24 (AP) Dynamo Kyiv's improbable bid to reach the group stage of the Champions League ended at the final hurdle after the Ukrainian team's heavy aggregate loss to Benfica in the qualifying playoffs.

Benfica won 3-0 in the second leg in Lisbon thanks to goals by Nicolas Otamendi, Rafa Silva and David Neres, following up its 2-0 win in the first game last week in L dz, Poland.

Dynamo, a storied name in European soccer, hasn't played a domestic game all year because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Champions League qualifiers are the only matches Dynamo has played and it beat Fenerbahce and Sturm Graz to get to the final round.

The Ukrainian soccer league started its new season earlier Tuesday with Shakhtar Donetsk and Metalist 1925 drawing 0-0 inside Kyiv's Olympic Stadium, which has a capacity of 65,500 but was without spectators amid the war. Dynamo's first league game is on Sunday.

Ukraine will have representation in Thursday's group-stage draw in Istanbul through Shakhtar, which earned its place by being top of the Ukrainian league when it was abandoned last season because of the war.

While Dynamo heads into the Europa League group stage, Benfica the European champion in 1961 and '62 will be part of Thursday's draw along with Maccabi Haifa and Viktoria Plzen, who also qualified Tuesday.

Maccabi was gifted an own-goal in the 90th minute Milan Pavkov sliced into his own net at a free kick to claim a 2-2 draw with Red Star Belgrade and a 5-4 win on aggregate, securing a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009-10.

In that campaign, Maccabi lost all six games and didn't score a goal.

Maccabi came from 2-0 down after 43 minutes in the second leg against the 1991 European champions, with Daniel Sundgren's goal in first-half stoppage time starting the fightback.

Czech team Plzen, which was last in the group stage in 2019, also came from behind to beat Qarabag 2-1 and win by the same score on aggregate.


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Australia thrash undermanned England in first ODI
Pollard announces IPL retirement, appointed as MI's batting coach
Sharath Kamal to receive Khel Ratna on November 30
England’s Sam Curran named ICC Player of the Tournament
Kerala Blasters beat FC Goa 3-1 in ISL
Pakistan ready for Kiwi challenge in semis after late surge
Kohli named ICC Player of the month
SL cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka arrested in Sydney for alleged sexual assault, faces 'stern' action
Suryakumar pips Rizwan to claim top spot in T20 rankings
India aim to weed out Shakib's statement by defeating Bangladesh
Pandya, Dhawan to lead in New Zealand; BCCI names three captains for four series
Killer Miller' shines as SA pull off exciting win over India
Rain ruins proceedings as contest between Australia & England called off
Ireland move into Super 12s,WI crash out of T20 WC
PCB condemns BCCI's decision, seeks urgent ACC meeting
Pat Cummins named Australia's ODI captain
Ballon d'Or 2022: Karim Benzema, Alexia Putellas clinch top honours
India go down 0-5 to Brazil
T20 WC: Scotland stun West Indies by 42-runs
KERALA NEWS
Top police official held in gang rape case
 Kozhikode: Police on Sunday arrested a Circle Inspector (station house officer) attached in Beypore  
Rain likely to occur many places in Kerala
Two killed as car plunged into well
Kerala CM greet Oommen Chandy on his 79th birthday
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Erdogan announces extension of grain deal by 120 days
 Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the grain deal will be extended
Musk hints at new chief for Twitter
Modi interacts with Biden, Sunak and Macron on sidelines of G20 summit
PM Modi arrives in Bali for G20 Summit and bilateral meetings with key world leaders
NATIONAL NEWS
PM to deliver opening address at 'No Money for Terror' event
 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the third 'No Money fo
Transparency, accountability are essence of governance in parliamentary democracy: Birla
Rahul says only Congress can protect Constitution which is under constant attack from BJP
Kharge accuses BJP of divide and rule
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