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Ba bags hat-trick for Besiktas

Demba Ba scored a hat-trick as Besiktas beat Feyenoord 3-1 (5-2 on aggregate) in UEFA Champions League qualifying.

The former Chelsea striker opening the scoring on 28 minutes and netted two late goals to seal his hat-trick on 80 and 86 minutes, with Elvis Manu replying for the Dutch outfit on 74.

Zenit St Petersburg, meanwhile, overturned a one-goal deficit to come through 3-1 on aggregate against AEL Limassol in their UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match on Wednesday night.

After trailing 1-0 after the opening tie, Russian side Zenit claimed a 3-0 win at Stadion Petrovskij thanks to goals by Jose Salomon Rondon, Danny and Alexander Kerzhakov.

Celtic's hopes of another European campaign were ended as they were beaten 2-0 by Legia Warsaw, meaning they lost 6-1 on aggregate.

Michal Zyro and Michal Kucharczyk scored for the Polish side to wrap up a comprehensive victory over two legs.

Anders Jacobson scored twice as Danish side Aalborg came through 2-0 to defeat Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 on aggregate, while Martin Hinteregger's double saw Salzburg claim a 2-0 second leg victory as his side progressed 3-2 overall winners against Azerbaijan side Qarabag Agdam.

Elsewhere, APOEL defeated HJK 2-0 for a 4-2 aggregate win, while Slovan Bratislava progress despite a goalless draw against Sheriff thanks to their 2-1 win in the opening clash. Malmo progressed on away goals against Sparta Prague and Besiktas took a 5-2 aggregate win over Feyenoord thanks to a 3-1 win on Wednesday.

Steaua Bucharest and FC Copenhagen also progressed, as did Ludogorets on away goals thanks to Marcelinho's double after they drew 2-2 against Partizan Belgrade following a goalless opening encounter.