Champions League Qualifiers: Celtic, Sevilla Through to Group Stage

Nichole Vega
August 25, 2017

While Balotelli was arguing, forward Jose Callejon was left unmarked at the far post and scored easily.

Insigne's well-placed effort from the edge of the box in the 89th minute wrapped up proceedings.

Nice: Cardinale, Souquet, Le Marchand, Dante, Jallet, Tameze (Lees-Melou 66), Seri, Walter (Marcel 79), Sneijder, Balotelli (Ganago 77), Saint-Maximin.

The Ligue 1 outfit will now play in the Europa League for a second consecutive campaign.

Sevilla, who prevailed 2-1 in the first leg in Turkey, conceded a goal to Istanbul Basaksehir's Eljero Elia in the 17th minute of Tuesday's contest at the Sanchez Pizjuan, reports Efe.

Wissam Ben Yedder then supplied some breathing room from a tight angle on 75 minutes after some good control by Nolito.

Celtic also made it through earlier on Tuesday with a 8-4 aggregate victory over Astana while Liverpool can book their place in Thursday's group stage draw on when they host Hoffenheim on Wednesday, leading 2-1 from the first leg.

Serie A teams have lost at the same stage of the competition in the last three seasons, with Napoli themselves beaten by Athletic Bilbao in 2014-15, and it will be the first time since 2013-14 that Italy have had three teams in the group stage.

Former Chelsea player Marko Marin scored Olympiacos' goal in the 25th minute.

That ensured the Greek side a 3-1 aggregate win and a return to the Champions League after they fell at this stage last season.

Mitja Viler's 15th-minute strike was enough to send Slovenian side Maribor through on away goals against Hapoel Be'er Sheva of Israel with the tie finishing 2-2 on aggregate.

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