Fulham’s first leg at Craven Cottage against Finnish side FC Haka ended in a 0-0 draw as the London team were continually denied by Haka’s third-choice goalkeeper Mihail Slawuta, who pulled off a number of inspirational saves.
Despite dominating the entire match the London side were unable to break down Haka’s defence, leaving it all to play for in Finland.
Slaven Belupo won 2-0 with ease, at home against Portuguese opponents Belenenses. Both Dodik and Kovacic were on the scoresheet for the Croatian side as they look to secure their place in the next round.
La Liga side, Villarreal came out 2-0 victors at home in against Harfnarfjordur at the Estadio El Madrigal, with Fernandez striking twice to see off the Icelandic side’s challenge. Despite scoring from the penalty spot, Coleraine slipped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of French side, Troyes.
McCooch stepped up to slot the penalty away in the 51st minute forthe Northern Irish side, after Mamadou Niang had scored just before half time. Nicolas Gousse restored the lead for the French First Division side to put them in the driving seat at home in the next leg.
FC Zurich’s Tarone snatched a goal three minutes before time to give the Swiss side an 1-0 aggregate lead going into the second leg away at Levadia Maardu in Estonia.
A meagre crowd of only 50 supporters turned up in Slovakia to watch the 1-1 draw played out between Israeli team, Ironi Ashdod and Bulgarian side, Marek. Fears for security forced the game to be moved from Israel. Both Czech sides represented in the Cup breezed past their opponents on Sunday.
Teplice and Synot St Mesto hammered their Portuguese and Swedish opponents, by four clear goals respectively.
Torino grabbed a single goal against Bregenz in their first European cup tie in eight years. Marco Ferrante scored in the 17th minute to give the Turin side a 1-0 advantage going into the second leg in Austria.
A sceond round exit for Bundesliga side, Munich 1860 looks on the cards as the side slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against BateBorisov.
Artem Kantsavy put the Belarussian team ahead in the 74th minute, leaving the German side with a real battle on their away leg to stand any chance of progressing to the next round.
VfB Stuttgart, the second Bundesliga side in the Cup, ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Lokeren. Goals from Jochen Seitz and Sean Dundee, set the German side up well for the away leg in Belgium.
1st leg results
Scorers in italics (home side first)
McCooch (pen 51)
Fulham (Eng) 0 FC Haka (Fin) 0
Krylya Sovetov (Rus) 3 Dinaburg Daugavpils (Lat) 0
Karkaja (36) Poskus (71) Gauso (72)
Slaven Belupo (Cro) 2 Belenenses (Por) 0
Dodik (25) Kovacic (72)
Gloria Bistrita (Rom) 3 Teuta Durres (Alb) 0
Coroian (6,75), Birsan (36)
Ironi Ashdod (Isr) 1 Marek (Bul) 1
Sochaux (Fra) 2 Zalgiris Vilnius (Lit) 0
Monsoreau (23) Fray (56)
Willem II(Ned) 1 St Gallen (Swi) 0
FC Zurich (Swi) 1 Levadia Maardu (Est) 0
Ghent (Bel) 2 St Patrick’s Athletic (Irl) 0
Villarreal (Spa) 2 Hafnarfjordur (Icl) 0
Kowalik (3,79) Meduna (12) Cincala (80)
Teplice (Cze) 5 Santa Clara (Por) 1
Christian Gross (10) Leitner (60) Divecky (65,68) Pavel Verbir (87)
Manuel Fernandes (82)
Torino (Ita) 1 Bregenz (Aut) 0
Munich 1860 (Ger) 0 Bate Borisov (Blr) 1
VfB Stuttgart (Ger) 2 Lokeren (Bel) 0
Seitz (7) Dundee(54)