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A second clean sheet from Abalora allowed Tiraspol to advance to the second round of the UCL.

By defeating Bosnian powerhouse Zrinjski1-0, Moldova's FC Sheriff Tiraspol advanced to the next round of UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualifications.

In his second Champions League game at home, Ghanaian international Razak Abalora maintained the goal post and recorded a clean sheet, which has become a trademark of his goalkeeping career.

The former Asante Kotoko goalkeeper made his Champions League debut in the first leg, keeping a clean sheet while standing in front of the goal, in Bosnia, last week's first leg of the qualifying round between the teams finished in a scoreless tie.

The Yellow and Blacks participated in the Champions League group stages last season and defeated eventual champions Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabéu.

Sheriff Tiraspol has put up a strong performance of football in the qualifying round and aspires to go to the Group Stage to set such a record this season.

Patrick Kpozo, a 24-year-old Ghanaian footballer, managed the left-back for Stjepan Tomas' team yesterday.

The Black Stars coaching staff needs to pay close attention to the two Ghanaians since their electrifying play allowed them to remain on the field for the entire contest.

In the second round of the UEFA Champions League qualification stage, the Moldovan champions will play the victor of the match between Maribor and Shakhtyor Soligorsk.

The Moldovan team had played 85 times in the Champions League before their victory yesterday, compiling a record of 31 victories, 18 ties, and 36 losses.

Abalora, Guedes, Kiki, Radeljic, Kpozo, Badolo, Kyabou, Lushkja, Yansane, Akanbi, and Ouattara were the men who battled for Stjepan Tomas.

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