• The Czech champions Viktoria Plzen in draw for first time
• BATE Borisov win in Austria to reach group stage

Benfica advanced to the group stages of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over FC Twente at Estádio da Luz. Last week's first-leg finished 2-2 but last season's Primeira Liga runner-up were too strong for the Dutch side in the return.

The first half was goalless but Axel Witsel broke the deadlock a minute after the restart with his first goal for Benfica following a summer move from Standard Liège.

The Brazilian defender Luisão made it 2-0 after 59 minutes before Witsel added his second, and Benfica's third, seven minutes later. Twente's highly rated winger Bryan Ruiz scored a consolation five minutes from time but it is the two-time European Cup winners who will take the place in Thursday's draw.

Lyon reached the group stage for the 12th straight year after holding the Russian hosts Rubin Kazan to a 1-1 draw. The French side led 3-1 from the first leg, although Bibras Natkho gave the home team some hope when he put Rubin ahead in the 77th minute. However, Bakari Kone equalised for Lyon 10 minutes later to see the French side through.

The Czech champions Viktoria Plzen will be in the draw for the group stages for the first time in their history after they came from behind to beat FC Copenhagen 2-1 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate.

The Belarussian champions, BATE Borisov, produced perhaps the performance of the evening winning 2-0 away to Strurm Graz to seal a 3-1 aggregate win and reach the group stage for the second time in their history.

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