Son nets twice as Tottenham ease past Red Star

Rooney hat trick helps Man United advance, Lazio out


Manchester United advanced to the Champions League group stages as Wayne Rooney netted a hat trick to help beat Club Brugge 4-0 in Belgium to advance 7-1 on aggregate.

Rooney opened his 2015-16 account with a dinked shot over the advancing Sinan Bolat after Memphis Depay's throughball put him in front of goal in the 20th minute.

Needing a reaction, Brugge had their best chance of the opening half in the 44th minute, but forward Abdoulay Diaby's attempt to round United keeper Sergio Romero saw him waste a golden opportunity.

Rooney scored a second just four minutes after the break, tapping home an Ander Herrera pass after a well-worked move, and then completed his hat trick eight minutes later, slotting under Bolat after again finding himself one-on-one with the Brugge keeper.

United then rounded off the scoring in the 63rd minute after a defence-splitting pass left Herrera alone to easily slot past the keeper.

Goals from Hakan Calhanoglu, Admir Mehmedi and Karim Bellarabi helped Bayer Leverkusen past Lazio 3-0 and advance 3-1 on aggregate.

Calhanoglu smashed home from close range in the 40th minute, then Mehmedi doubled advantage after finding the roof of stand-in keeper Etrit Berisha's net in the 48th, before Bellarabi sealed the tie with a strike two minutes from time.

FC Astana became the first Kazakhstani club to qualify for the group stage as their 1-1 draw with APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus saw them win 2-1 overall. Semir Stilic levelled the tie before Nemanja Maksimovic replied for Astana late on.

Elsewhere, CSKA Moscow, who were 2-1 down from the first leg in Portugal, defeated Sporting 3-1 to advance 4-3 on aggregate in Russia.

BATE Borisov lost 2-1 to Partizan Belgrade in Serbia but, with the tie finishing 2-2, progressed on away goals, Igor Stasevich providing the crucial strike for the Belarusians before Maksim Zhavnerchik's own-goal and substitute Ivan Saponjic's stoppage-time effort.

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