Ajax through as Holland's LASK crash out of Champions League

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Last season's semi-finalists Ajax have sealed their passage to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, but Socceroo James Holland's LASK Linz have missed out.

Four-time Champions League winners Ajax beat APOEL 2-0 to qualify, after a goalless draw in the first leg in Cyprus, joining Club Brugge and Slavia Prague.

Ajax went ahead thanks to a header from Edson Alvarez and Dusan Tadic's strike.

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Brugge beat LASK 2-1 with Hans Vanaken breaking the deadlock before setting up Emmanuel Bonaventure for the winner for a 3-1 victory on aggregate.

Holland started for LASK in midfield before being substituted for the visitors, who were reduced to 10 men after a red card to central defender Gernot Trauner.

Slavia Prague qualified for the first time in 12 years with a 1-0 home win (2-0 on aggregate) over Romania's Cluj, with a goal from Jan Boril.

The losing sides all qualify for the Europa League group stage.

Ajax, Club Brugge and Slavia Prague make up the final three sides to qualify for the 32-team Champions League tournament, with Milos Degenek's Red Star Belgrade among the clubs to go into Thursday's (Friday AEST) draw.

Source AAP