Rapid Vienna secured their spot in the Champions League qualifiers today in a 3-1 win over LASK Linz. Vienna will begin European play in the UCL’s second qualifying round.
In today’s final of the Bulgarian Cup, Lokomotiv Plovdiv defeated CSKA Sofia 0-0(5-3) on spot kicks. Plovdiv will enter Europa League in the first qualifying round. Sofia is currently 3rd in the Efbet League, and can still make Europa League through league play.
Sparta Prague defeated Liberec 2-1 to win the Czech Cup today. With the win, Sparta Prague will enter the Europa League in the third qualifying round. Liberec are currently 4th in league play and are still in the running for a Europa League spot.
Sonderjyske defeated Aalborg 2-0 to win the Danish Cup. Sonderjyske was competing in the relegation group of the Danish Superliga, but has now guaranteed themselves a spot in the Europa League’s third qualifying round. Aalborg, currently the last of six in the league’s championship round, is 13 points back of the Europa League playoff spot, and is likely out of the running.