Lille advances in Champions League

Lille advances in Champions League

Published Aug. 29, 2012 6:37 p.m. ET

French club Lille needed Tulio De Melo's extra-time goal to advance to the group stage of the Champions League on Wednesday at the expense of FC Copenhagen.

The Brazilian striker headed in a cross from Nolan Roux in the 105th minute to give Lille a 2-0 victory and a 2-1 win on aggregate. Lucas Digne scored in the first half to tie the two-legged match 1-1.

Elsewhere, Borussia Moenchengladbach beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1, but was eliminated 4-3 on aggregate, and Celtic progressed to the lucrative group stage for the first time since 2008 by beating Helsingborg 2-0 for a 4-0 overall win. Spartak Moscow drew 1-1 at Fenerbahce to go through 3-2, and Cluj ousted FC Basel, which made the last 16 of the competition last season, by winning 1-0 and 3-1 overall.