We're halfway through the Europa League playoff round as all the first-leg matches are now completed. Here's a recap of the action from today's matches.
In the early games, Tottenham hammered Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgia, with Roberto Soldado scoring twice. It's going to take a combination of a miracle and one of the greatest meltdowns in history for Spurs to not advance to the group stages. Dynamo Kiev won, 3-2, against Aktobe Lento and although they still have work to do, they have three away goals after the first leg. Real Betis also won on the road, 2-1 over Jablonec.
Swansea City were big winners as well in the later games, crushing Petrolul Ploiesti, 5-1, behind a brace from Wayne Routledge. Spartak Moscow were held to a draw by St Gallen, while Tromso defeated Besiktas, though the visitors did get an away goal.
In the day's biggest upset, Italian side Udinese were defeated at home by Liberec, 3-1. Fellow Italian club Fiorentina held on for a 2-1 away victory over Grasshoppers.
Sevilla got a scare from Slask Wroclaw but were able to pull away late for a 4-1 win thanks to goals from Marko Marin and Kevin Gameiro.
The second-leg matches will be played on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Here's a full list of results:
Aktobe Lento 2-3 Dynamo Kiev
Dinamo Tbilisi 0-5 Tottenham Hotspur
FK Qarabag 0-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Jablonec 1-2 Real Betis
Kuban Krasnodar 1-0 Feyenoord Rotterdam
Atromitos 1-3 AZ Alkmaar
Maccabi Haifa 2-0 FC Astra Ploiesti
Minsk 0-2 Standard Liege
Esbjerg 4-3 St Etienne
Molde 0-2 FK Rubin Kazan
Nomme Kalju 1-3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
St Gallen 1-1 Spartak Moscow
SV Salzburg 5-0 VMFD Zalgiris
FK Kukesi 0-2 Trabzonspor
Apollon Limassol 2-0 Nice
Elfsborg 1-1 FC Nordsjaelland
FH Hafnarfjordur 0-2 Racing Genk
Pandurii Targu-Jiu 0-1 Braga
Tromso 2-1 Besiktas
Swansea City 5-1 Petrolul Ploiesti
Chornomorets 1-0 Skenderbeu
Partizan Belgrade 1-0 FC Thun
Rijeka 2-1 VfB Stuttgart
Vojvodina 1-1 Sheriff Tiraspol
Udinese 1-3 Liberec
Zulte-Waregem 1-1 Apoel Nicosia
Grasshoppers 1-2 Fiorentina
Rapid Vienna 1-0 Dila Gori
Estoril 2-0 FC Pasching
Sevilla FC 4-1 Slask Wroclaw