FBK Kauna set up qualifying clash with Rangers

July 22, 2008

Lithuania's Kaunas will play last season's UEFA Cup runners-up Rangers in the Champions League second qualifying round after beating Santa Coloma of Andorra on Tuesday.

Kaunas, who named Portuguese Jose Couceiro as coach last week, triumphed 7-2 on aggregate after winning 3-1 at home in the first qualifying round, second-leg tie having romped to a 4-1 victory in last week's first game.

Baltic rivals Ventspils of Latvia are also through after overhauling a 1-0 first leg deficit to beat Welsh champions Llanelli 4-1 on aggregate.

Forward Vits Rimkus scored twice in a 4-0 home win to seal a trip to Norway's Brann Bergen next week when the first legs take place in the already-drawn second qualifying round.

Moldovans Sheriff were also big winners at home, overpowering Kazakhstan champions Aktobe 4-0 to secure a 4-1 aggregate victory and a meeting with second qualifying round entrants Sparta Prague.

Azerbaijan's FC Baku drew 1-1 at Macedonian side Rabotnicki to progress on away goals following last week's goalless draw and will now play Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade.

Dinamo Tbilisi suffered a 1-0 defeat to Runavik in the Faroe Islands but the Georgians progressed 3-1 overall and travel to Greece's Panathinaikos next week.

The remaining nine first qualifying round second legs take place on Wednesday.