Date: 2nd October 2020 at 12:17am
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AC ensured their place in the group stage after beating Rio Ave 9-8 on penalties in the playoff round with the game locked at 2-2 after extra time at a rain sodden Estadio dos Arcos in on Thursday evening.

A second half strike from Alexis Saelemaekers would give the the lead, before Francisco Geraldes brought the Rioavistas level with a quarter of the game remaining.

Then a well taken goal by Gelson gave the hosts the advantage less than a minute into extra time, but a penalty from in 122nd minute sent the game into a penalty shootout.

would give the the advantage in the 13th round of the shootout and would save Nikola Jambor’s effort to send his team into the group stage.