UEFA Champions League qualifiers: Zenit advance, AC Milan draw, Celtic lose

Former European champions AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven were locked at 1-1 in their playoff, Kazakhstan champion Shakhter Karagandy stunned Scottish club Celtic 2-0, Real Sociedad won at Lyon by the same score and Viktoria Plzen beat Maribor 3-1 in the Czech Republic.

updated: August 21, 2013 09:30 IST
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London: Roman Shirokov scored a hat trick Tuesday to put Zenit St. Petersburg on the brink of the Champions League group stage, while former European champions AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven are locked at 1-1 in their playoff.

Shirokov's treble came as Zenit easily overcame Pacos Ferreira 4-1 in their first leg.

At Eindhoven, Stephan El Shaarawy headed seven-time European champion Milan ahead after 15 minutes but Tim Matavz nodded in equalizer on the hour.

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