Posted: Tue August 6, 2013 5:17PM; Updated: Tue August 6, 2013 5:17PM

Fenerbahce, Lyon, Basel advance in Champions League

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Though threatened with removal from the tournament over match-fixing, Fenerbahce advanced in the Champions League.
Though threatened with removal from the tournament over a match-fixing case, Fenerbahce advanced past Salzburg in the Champions League.
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GENEVA (AP) -- Fenerbahce advanced in the Champions League on Tuesday, eliminating Salzburg to reach the playoff round where Arsenal and AC Milan are potential opponents.

The Turkish club - which is still threatened with expulsion from the competition by UEFA in a match-fixing case - won 3-1 in Istanbul after trailing early, and progressed 4-2 on aggregate.

Lyon, another Champions League regular, endured a nervy evening against Grasshoppers Zurich, until Clement Grenier's late goal secured a 2-0 aggregate win.

Basel maintained Swiss interest in the competition, despite letting a three-goal lead slip at Maccabi Tel Aviv. A 3-3 draw meant Basel advances 4-3 on aggregate.

Also advancing to Friday's playoffs draw: Steaua Bucharest, the 1986 European champion, Shakhter Karagandy of Kazakhstan, Maribor of Slovenia and Ludogorets of Bulgaria.

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