Uefa Cup round-up A-K

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Uefa Cup holders CSKA Moscow got the defence of their trophy off to a winning start with a 3-1 success over FC Midtjylland.

Rolan Gusev opened the scoring for CSKA on 21 minutes, but Razak Pimpong stunned the hosts with the equaliser three minutes later.

Brazilian star Daniel Carvalho (pictured) restored CSKA's lead on 76 minutes and he made sure they have a two-goal lead to take into the second leg with a third three minutes later to CSKA in control of the tie.

CSKA Sofia, who bowed out to Liverpool in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Champions League, showed their win at Anfield in that tie was no fluke with a fine 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany.

Yordan Todorov was the hero for the Bulgarians netting the only goal after a quarter of an hour.

Feyenoord have work to do if they are to book their place in the next round after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Rapid Bucharest.

Dirk Kuyt put the Eredivisie outfit ahead five minutes before the interval, but they could not build on the lead and Ciprian Vasilache stunned De Kuip with a leveller 14 minutes from time.

Espanyol gave themselves every chance of progressing after Luis Garcia grabbed a late equaliser against FK Teplice.

The Czech Republic outfit looked set to take a lead into the second leg courtesy of Tomas Hunal's strike three minutes after the break, but Garcia netted six minutes from time to claim a valuable away-goal.

Russian side Krylia Sovetov caused a shock with a 5-3 win over AZ Alkmaar in the first leg of their first round Uefa Cup tie.

The home side got off to a dream start with Leilton firing them in front after just 11 minutes, but Stijn Schaars drew last season's semi-finalists level seven minutes later.

Baba Adamu restored Sovetov's lead on the stroke of half time and Denis Kovba added a third four minutes after the break.

Danish ace Kenneth Perez reduced the arrears for AZ on 58 minutes, but Andriy Husin again hit back for the hosts four minutes later.

Shota Arveladze netted a third for AZ five minutes from time, but Anton Bober made sure the Russians have a two-goal advantage to take into the second leg with a fifth goal in the dying seconds.

Swedish outfit Malmo produced something of a shock by beating Besiktas on their own patch.

Alfonso Alves pounced for the only goal twenty minutes from time and the Turks now have it all to do in the return leg.

Hertha Berlin will take a one-goal advantage into their second leg against Apoel Nicosia thanks to Marcelinho's last-minute penalty.

Basel have all but secured their passage after a thumping 5-0 home win over Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia.

Argentine Matias Delgado was the star of the show for the Swiss champions netting a hat-trick (10,78, 88) while Ivan Ergic (70) and Eduardo da Silva (85) also chipped in.

Grasshoppers were held to a 1-1 home draw by Finns MyPa; Rogerio gave the hosts the perfect start by netting inside the first sixty seconds, but Marco Manso restored parity on 22 minutes.

Strasbourg picked up an impressive 2-0 win at Grazer AK to put one foot in the next round

The French side got off to a dream start with Mickael Pagis scoring in the very first minute and Guillaume Lacour grabbed a second right on the stoke of half time to put them in control of the tie.

Last year's finalists Sporting Lisbon have one foot in the group stages after a 2-1 away win against Halmstads.

The Swedes did move ahead two minutes before the break through Gunnar Thorvaldsson, but Sporting were back on terms before the half-time whistle thanks to Wender's strike and claimed a lead they were never to surrender two minutes after the restart when Deivid pounced.

Hamburg still have plenty of work to do after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by FC Copenhagen.

Rafael van der Vaart seemed to have put the Germans on their way eight minutes before the break, but the visitors responded within three minutes through Elrio van Heerden to leave the tie evenly poised.

Auxerre had to come from a goal down to secure a first leg advantage against Levski Sofia.

The Ligue 1 side found themselves trailing to Cedric Bardon's early striker, but fought back to to produce second half goals from Romain Poyet and Luigi Pieroni.

Brondby have a decent cushion over FC Zurich after goals from Morten Skoubo and Daniel Johansen gave them a 2-0 win.

Goals from Maros Klimpl and Lucas Magera (penalty) gave Banik Ostrava a 2-0 win over Heerenveen, while went one better Guimaraes by comfortably dispatching Wisla Krakow 3-0 with Cleber (penalty), Mario Sergio and Selim Benachour on the score-sheet.

Crvena Zvezda and Braga and Germinal Beerschot and Marseille both played out goalless draws in their first leg ties.

Click on fixture for full match summary:
Apoel Nicosia 1-0 Hertha Berlin
Auxerre v Levski Sofia
Banik Ostrva 2-0 Heerenveen
Basel 5-0 Siroki Brijeg
Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 CSKA Sofia
Besiktas 0-1 Malmo
Brondby 2-0 FC Zurich
CSKA Moscow 3-1 FC Midtjlland
Crvena Zvezda 0-0 Braga
FK Teplice 1-1 Espanyol
Feyenoord 1-1 Rapid Bucharest
Germinal Beerschot 0-0 Marseille
Grasshoppers 1-1 MyPa
Guimaraes 2-0 Wisla Krakow
Hamburg 1-1 FC Copenhagen
Halmstads 1-2 Sporting
Krylia Sovetov 5-3 AZ