Europa League wrap: Anzhi dispose of Honved
Anzhi Makhachkala progressed to the final qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday, while Red Star Belgrade also advanced.
The big-spending Russian outfit headed into the clash against Hungarian side Honved with a 1-0 advantage gained from their first-leg encounter in Russia.
And Anzhi were in complete control at the Bozsik Stadion, scoring three second-half goals to win 4-0 on the night and 5-0 on aggregate.
Captain and former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o had given Guus Hiddink's side the lead on seven minutes and the score would remain the same until eight minutes after the interval as Lacina Troare made it 2-0.
Oleg Shatov netted Anzhi's third with just over 20 minutes remaining and Eto'o popped up with nine minutes remaining to bag his brace and book a third qualifying round match against Vitesse, who ousted Lokomotiv Plovdic 7-5 on aggregate.
Red Star Belgrade, the 1991 European champions, let a two-goal lead slip but did enough to reach the final qualifying round, drawing 3-3 on the night against Naftan but progressing 7-6 on aggregate.
Filip Kasalica and Milos Dimitrijevic both scored in the opening 15 minutes to put the hosts 2-0 ahead but their Belarusian opponents pulled a goal back six minutes later through Roman Sorokin.
Following the break, the visitors moved 3-2 ahead courtesy of goals from Nikita Naumov and Serhiy Kovalenko, however Red Star were still leading on the away goals rule despite scores level at 6-6 on aggregate.
And with virtually the last kick of the game, Marko Vesovic found the back of the net to end Naftan's hopes of progressing.
Meanwhile, a 94th-minute penalty from Borek Dockal secured a dramatic 2-1 victory and 4-3 aggregate win for Rosenborg against Kazakhstan side FC Ordabasy Shymkent.
FC Twente overcame a disappointing 1-1 draw in Holland to trounce Inter Turku 5-0 in Finland, debutants ND Mura 05 of Slovenia shocked CSKA Sofia 1-1 on away goals to progress and last season's UEFA Champions League participants APOEL recorded a 1-0 victory to comfortably account for Senica 3-0 on aggregate.
Gomel secured a showdown with Liverpool on the back of their 2-1 aggregate success against FK Renova.
Scottish Premier League team St Johnstone were unable to overturn a 2-0 first-leg defeat and bowed out 3-1 on aggregate against Turkish side Eskisehirspor, who replaced Besiktas in the draw and despite losing 1-0 on the night to Skonto, Hajduk Split prevailed 2-1 on aggregate to book a date with Inter Milan.
In other results on Thursday, Sarajevo edged Levski Sofia 3-2 on aggregate, Anorthosis trounced Levadia 6-1 at the end of their two legs and MYPA were hammered 5-1 on aggregate by Rapid Bucharesti.
Gent overturned a 2-1 first-leg deficit to progress 4-2 on aggregate against Differdange 03 and Legia Warsaw disposed of Liepajas Metalurgs on aggregate.