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Fernando Morientes showed his potential value to Real Madrid by scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over Polish side Wisla Krakow in their UEFA Champions League qualifier.

Morientes, who helped loan club Monaco to the Champions League final last season, gave parent club Real a two-goal cushion over their Polish opponents in the third qualifying round tie.

Los Galacticos should see off the Eastern Europeans in the second leg at El Santiago Bernabeu on August 25.

Shelbourne did Republic of Ireland's Eircom League proud after holding Spanish giants Deportivo La Coruna to 0-0 first leg draw at Lansdowne Road in Dublin.

The Irish side gave as good as they got against last season's Champions League semi-finalists, as the match was the first competitive contest for Javier Irureta's men this season.

Pat Fenlon's side created the best chance of the first half, but Jason Byrne could not connect with a low cross into Depor's box from the right before the break.

The visitors started the second half well and good Shelbourne defending was needed to keep La Coruna from taking the lead.

It was home side who finished the strongest, but Shelbourne could not make a vital breakthrough and are likely to face a far tougher contest in the second leg on August 24 at The Riazor.

Swiss champions Basel held Internazionale to a 1-1 home draw in their first leg tie on Wednesday evening.

Brazil's Copa America hero Adriano gave Inter the lead on 19 minutes before Benjamin Huggel equalised for Basel six minutes later to give the Swiss side a chance in the second leg at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Last season's Champions League runners-up Monaco were too strong for their Slovenian opponents after a 3-0 win away to Gorica.

Two goals from Mohamed Kallon, along with a single strike from new signing Ernesto Javier Chevanton, was enough for Didier Deschamps's side, though Patrice Evra was sent off in Wednesday's first leg win.

Two Brazilians helped Bayer Leverkusen to an easy 5-0 first leg victory over Czech side Banik Ostrava at the Bay Arena.

A hat-trick from Franca took the German Bundesliga club on their way while fellow countryman Juan and Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov added to Bayer's comfortable lead for the second leg.

Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk look certain to advance to the group stages after a 4-1 home thrashing of Belgian giants Club Brugge.

Nigerian international Julius Aghahowa gave the home the lead on the quarter hour mark, as Shakhtar took a one-goal lead into the break.

Five minutes after half time, Club Brugge drew level when former Aston Villa man Bosko Balaban made it 1-1, but that scoreline would not last.

Two goals in the space of eight minutes from Chiprian Marica (70) and Andriy Vorobei (78) made it 3-1 to the Ukrainian side.

They added to their aggregate lead in injury time when Brazilian striker Brandao made 4-1.

Shakhtar will fancy their chances of reaching the lucrative group stages when they play the second leg at the Jan Breydel Stadion in Brugge on August 25.

Crvena Zvezda have the upper hand in their tie after a 3-2 home win over Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

Park Ji-sung gave PSV the lead before goals by Milan Dudic (29), Bosko Jankovic (39) and Marko Pantelic (59) put the Serbo-Montenegrin giants in control.

Guus Hiddink's side will have a chance to overturn the tie in the second leg at the Philips Stadion after John de Jong scored on 66 minutes for 3-2.

Hungarian champions Ferencvaros got a first half goal from Robert Wagner to defeat Czech side Sparta Prague 1-0 in Budapest.

Norwegian side Rosenborg took a step closer to returning to the Champions League proper with a 2-1 first leg win Israeli club Maccabi Haifa.

Harald Brattbakk put the Trondheim-based club into a first minute lead before Jan Gunnar Solli made it two after nine minutes.

The visitors gave themselves a chance for the second leg in Tel-Aviv after Croatian midfielder Giovani Rosso made it 2-1 just before the break.

Click below for match summaries:

UEFA Champions League - third qualifying round, first leg 
Basel 1-1 Internazionale
Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 Banik Ostrava
Crvena Zvezda 3-2 PSV Eindhoven
Ferencvaros 1-0 Sparta Prague
Gorica 0-3 Monaco
Rosenborg 2-1 Maccabi Haifa
Shakhtar Donetsk 4-1 Club Brugge
Shelbourne 0-0 Deportivo
Wisla Krakow 0-2 Real Madrid