Football: Away goal enough for Twente

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Twente Enschede have moved into the third round of the Uefa Cup thanks to the away goal rule after drawing 0-0 with Aarhus in the second leg of their second-round match yesterday.

A goal in Denmark in the first leg's 1-1 draw was enough to see the Dutch side make progress.

Allan Resse almost broke the deadlock for Aarhus in the 55th minute, but his curling right-foot shot crashed into the bar after beating Sander Boschker, the Twente goalkeeper.

However, Twente had the best chance of the first half when Ansar Ayupov headed on a corner from the right by Theo Ten Caat, only to see Michael Nonbo clear it from the line. Aarhus, desperate for a goal, wasted their best chance in the 21st minute, when Jesper Sorensen split open Twente's defence with a long pass, but Boschker beat Lars Lambaek in a race for the ball.

Toni scored the only goal to ease Braga of Portugal past Dynamo Tbilisi in their Uefa Cup second-round, second-leg game.

The Georgian club led the attack in the first half, but were unable to break through Braga's defense. After the break, Braga went on the offensive and Toni scored in the 49th minute.

The Portuguese club wasted several other scoring opportunities in front of a crowd of around 15,000 in the National Stadium, Tbilisi.

In the first-leg game two weeks ago, Braga demolished Dynamo Tbilisi 4-0.

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