FC Bruges had won the home tie 4-1 last week. The return match against Karabakh looked set to end in a goalless draw, but the home team scored in the dying minutes. Still, FC Bruges were never in trouble and advanced 4-2 on aggregate (photo: Bruges defender Ryan Donk greets the fans after the match).
Westerlo, who were awarded a place in Europe after losing the Cup Final against Standard de Liège, were outplayed by Young Boys Bern of Switzerland. After losing the first leg 3-1, they lost the second 0-2 before their home crowd in the Kempen area.
The draw for the play-off matches for the group phase:
- Bursaspor (Turkey) - Anderlecht
- Zestafoni (Georgia) - FC Bruges
- Standard - Helsingborgs (Sweden)
- Maccabi Haifa (Israel) - KRC Genk
First legs 16-18 Agust, second legs 23-25 August. Genk will be automatically sent to the Europa League if they are ousted by Maccabi.