Scottish champion Rangers and former semifinalist Dynamo Kiev were eliminated from soccer’s Champions League in the third qualifying round.
The Portuguese trio of Porto, Braga and Benfica advanced to the Europa League soccer semifinals, where they’ll be joined by Spanish club Villarreal.
Celtic defeated Helsingborgs 2-0 to reach the Champions League group stage, where it joins 11 other former winners of European soccer’s elite club competition.
Porto, Villarreal and Benfica all won easily at home to open their Europa League quarterfinals, while Braga tied 1-1 at 10-man Dynamo Kiev.
Porto, Villarreal and Benfica all won easily at home to open their Europa League soccer quarterfinals, while Braga tied 1-1 with Dynamo Kiev.
Tottenham will face Swiss club Young Boys in the playoff round for European soccer’s Champions League, while four-time winner Ajax meets Dynamo Kiev.
Manchester City lost 2-0 to Dynamo Kiev in the opening game of their Europa League round of 16 tie, while English Premier League rival Liverpool was handed a 1-0 defeat at Braga.
The following is the draw for the round of 32 in soccer’s Europa League. The two-match series will be played Feb. 17 and 24.
Three-time champion Liverpool was among five teams to reach the round of 32 in soccer’s Europa League.