The Ukrainian football record champions Dynamo Kiev can continue to hope for a place in the Champions League.

The “Bundesliga branch” of AS Monaco will not play in the Champions League.

The team from the principality failed in the top duel of the third qualifying round against PSV Eindhoven. On Tuesday evening, Monaco lost the second leg in the Netherlands with 2:3 (2:2, 0:1) after extra time. The first leg had been a 1-1 draw.

Goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, former international Kevin Volland and former U21 international Ismail Jakobs were all in Monaco’s starting eleven.

Former Mönchengladbach player Breel Embolo was substituted for Volland in the second half, but it was another ex-Borussian who made the difference: Luuk de Jong, who returned to the Netherlands from FC Barcelona in the summer, scored the winner for PSV, with Philipp Max starting.

Kiev can hope for Champions League

Eindhoven now face Glasgow Rangers, where Malik Tillman scored the decisive goal to beat Royale Union Saint-Gilloise of Belgium 3-0.

Record Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kiev can keep their hopes alive for a Champions League spot, with Benfica Lisbon and German coach Roger Schmidt now the final hurdles.

Kiev won the second leg at Austrian runners-up Sturm Graz 2-1 (0-1, 0-1) after extra time, while Dynamo had won the first leg 1-0 on neutral ground in Lodz, Poland.

Kiev played only its fourth competitive match since the start of the Russian war of aggression, and play in the Ukrainian league has been suspended since February. Now the top team is nevertheless in the play-offs for the top division.

In the second half of August, they will play Lisbon, the winner of which will be in the group stage. Benfica won their second leg at Danish runners-up FC Midtjylland 3:1 (1:0), Schmidt’s team had already dominated the first leg 4:1. National player Julian Weigl did not play for the Portuguese team.