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Andriy Shevchenko was on target as Dynamo Kiev pulled off a convincing 3-0 win over Ghent in their Champions League qualifier on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Former Newcastle, Portsmouth and Olympiakos striker Lomano LuaLua converted a late penalty to give Omonia Nicosia a 1-1 draw at home to Salzburg and Anderlecht won 3-1 at The New Saints in other third qualifying round, first leg matches.

Shevchenko, the third highest scorer in the Champions League, took his overall tally to 58 with his goal for the 13-times Ukrainian champions in Kiev.

Andriy Yarmolenko gave Dynamo a 19th-minute lead when he picked up a loose ball and rounded Bojan Jorgacevic before the Belgian visitors were undone by two goals in the final 10 minutes.

Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Shevchenko made it 2-0 after playing a one-two with Denys Garmash and slotting the ball past Jorgacevic, then turned provider when he sent Roman Zozulya clear to add the third in injury time.

Austrian champions Salzburg led for nearly the whole match on a scorching night in Nicosia after Argentine Gonzalo Zarate broke down the right, cut inside and scored with a low angled shot which slipped through Omonia goalkeeper Dragoslav Jevric`s hands in the eighth minute.

But Omonia, hoping to emulate local rivals Anorthosis Famagusta and APOEL by becoming the third Cypriot team in a row to reach the group stage, snatched an equaliser at the death when Leandro de Almeida was tripped in the area.

LuaLua, who has played at three African Nations Cup tournaments for Democratic Republic of Congo, fired home the penalty in stoppage time before the Austrians remonstrated with Almeida at the final whistle.

Romania`s Unirea Urziceni, who reached the group stage last year, held on for a 0-0 draw at home to 2008 UEFA Cup champions Zenit St Petersburg despite having Razvan Paduretu sent off in the 36th minute after a clash with Aleksandr Kerzhakov.

Sacha Kljestan, Jonathan Legear and Matias Suarez shared the goals as Anderlecht made no mistakes in Wrexham against Welsh champions TNS, who replied through Craig Jones.

By Brian Homewood, Reuters

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