Paris Saint-Germain eased past Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0 in the first leg of their Europa League play-off, while Liverpool's new signing Joe Cole missed a penalty at Anfield as the Reds had to make do with a 1-0 win over Turkey's Trabzonspor.
REUTERS - Joe Cole's undistinguished start to his Liverpool career continued on Thursday when he missed a penalty during his side's 1-0 victory over Turkish club Trabzonspor in the Europa League playoff round first leg.
Former Liverpool striker Milan Baros scored twice to earn Turkish club Galatasaray a 2-2 draw with Ukraine's Karpaty Lviv.
Twice European champions Juventus had a stoppage time goal by Amauri to thank for their victory over Sturm Graz after Leonardo Bonucci's first-half header had been cancelled out late on by Gordon Schindenfeld.
The 10 teams that lose in the Champions League playoffs will also drop into the Europa League group stage.
Date created : 2010-08-20