UEFA Europa League
Qualifications Playoff Stage
Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
August 30, 7.30 p.m. Kyiv time
Zorya Luhansk and RB Leipzig played the second leg of the UEFA Europa League qualification playoff fixture at Red Bull Arena on Thursday evening. The first leg ended as a 0-0 draw.
The home team managed to score first, but Zorya returned the favor twice - before and after the half-time.
In the second half, the Germans recovered and equalized, making it 2-2. The 90th-minute penalty shot, which the referee awarded to Leipzig, sealed the score; Forsberg made it 3-2 and thus left no chances for Zorya to proceed to the group stage.
Now that Zorya lost and left the competition, two Ukrainian teams - Dynamo Kyiv and Vorskla Poltava - are going to compete in UEFA Europa League group stage.
Earlier, Ajax AFC sent Dynamo Kyiv FC to UEFA Europa League group stage, as Kyivites played a draw in the second leg and thus left UEFA Champions League.