Steve Cherundolo got the start and Hannover 96 got the 3-0 shutout of St Patrick's in the opening leg of their Third Qualifying Round serie. It took six minutes for Hannover to take the lead at Dublin's Richmond Park when Leon Andreasen scored. Christian Pander made it 2-0 in the 67th and Didier Konan Ya finished off the scoring in the 80th minute. Ron-Robert Zieler kept the clean sheet with two saves.
Terrance Boyd started for Rapid Vienna in a 2-1 loss away to Vojvodina that saved the action for the second-half. With Vojvodina ahead from a 75th-minute goal, Rapid had a chance to equalize in the 82nd from the penalty spot. The shot hit the bar, and Vojvodina picked up what looked like an insurance goal four minutes into stoppage time. Rapid wasn't through, with Deni Alar scoring two minutes later.