Nõmme Kalju's Champions League Run Ends in Crushing 6-2 Loss (1)

Photo: ERR Sport
8/7/2013 11:18 PM
Category: Sports

Top Estonian football club Nõmme Kalju was knocked out of this season's UEFA Champions League qualifiers in spectacular fashion on Wednesday night when they suffered a 6-2 loss at the hands of Czech team Viktoria Plzeň.

The second leg of the third qualifying round, played in the Czech Republic, looked to be going the Estonians' way for a short time in the first half after midfielder Damiano Quintieri scored on 10 minutes.

Just 10 minutes later, however, the hosts equalized on a penalty shot, managed to score again just before half time and held the lead for the rest of the match.

Kalju's chances of advancing further were already slim at best going into the match after their 0-4 defeat in the first leg in Tallinn last Tuesday.

Despite the loss, Kalju can still take solace in being the second Estonian club ever to advance so far in the European club tournament.


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