• Dynamo's 10 men earn draw after sending off
• Former Spur Steffen Iversen scores in Rosenborg win

Ajax were held 1-1 by Dynamo Kyiv in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying play-off in Ukraine tonight.

The four-times European champions took the lead in the 57th minute, a minute after Dynamo were reduced to 10 men. Denys Garmash was ordered off for a second yellow card after a foul on Jan Vertonghen.

Ajax made them pay when Demy de Zeeuw's free-kick picked out Vertonghen who headed home, only to let in an equaliser nine minutes later when Oleh Gusev fired home.

The Russian league leaders Zenit St Petersburg will carry a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their play-off against French side Auxerre, thanks to Aleksandr Kerzhakov's header in the third minute.

Steffen Iversen and Markus Henriksen scored for Rosenborg as they beat FC Copenhagen 2-1. The Danes pinched a late consolation through Jesper Gronkjaer to give themselves hope ahead of the second leg, when they will have home advantage.

Slovakian side Zilina put themselves into a strong position to qualify for the group stages for the first time in their history as they seized a 2-0 lead against Sparta Prague. Momodou Ceesay fired Zilina in front after 51 minutes and the lead was doubled when Tomas Oravec headed home in the 73rd minute.

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