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Tuesday August 27 2013
CL: Arsenal and Schalke through

Arsenal, Basel, Austria Vienna, Schalke and Steaua Bucharest are through to the Champions League.

The second legs of their play-offs took place this evening with some surprising results.

Aaron Ramsey was the star for Arsenal with a brace in their 2-0 victory over Fenerbahce, though qualification was already in the bag after a 3-0 away win.

Basel also swept through 6-2 on aggregate past Bulgarians Ludogorets.

Italian Federico Piovaccari was on target yet again for Steaua Bucharest, as a 2-2 draw away to Legia Warsaw put them through on away goals, 3-3 on aggregate.

Austria Vienna were surprise qualifiers for the group phase, squeezing through 4-3 on aggregate despite a 3-2 home defeat against Dinamo Zagreb.

Bundesliga side Schalke 04 also scraped through 4-3 on aggregate against Greek team PAOK. The first leg ended 1-1 in Germany, but 19-year-old Julian Draxler was decisive in Athens with a goal and an assist for Hungarian international Adam Szalai’s brace.

The 3-2 away victory was sealed in stoppages despite a double PAOK comeback on the night.

The Champions League play-offs continue on Wednesday with Milan-PSV, Zenit-Pacos Ferreira, Maribor-Plzen, Celtic-Shakhter and Real Sociedad-Lyon.

Juventus and Napoli are already in the group phase representing Italy.

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