Red Star Belgrade joins Partizan in Europa League knockout stage (VIDEO)

In a fantastic atmosphere in front of 51,364 spectators at the Rajko Mitic Stadium, Slavoljub Srnic scored the winning goal for Red Star

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Red Star Belgrade beat FC Cologne 1-0 at home in the UEFA Europa League Group H Round 6 late Thursday to qualify for the knockout stage of the competition, which will be their first “European spring” in 25 years.

In a fantastic atmosphere in front of 51,364 spectators at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Slavoljub Srnic scored the winning goal for Red Star in the 22nd minute after a great play by Nenad Krsticic and Milan Rodic.

Arsenal crushed BATE Borisov 6-0 in London to win the group stage with 13 pts, with Red Star in second with 9 pts, followed by Cologne (6 points) and BATE (5 points).

Elsewhere, Partizan, who had already secured a berth in the knockout stage, lost 4-1 at Dynamo Kyiv in the last round of Group B.

The draw for the Europa League Round of 32 will be held in Nyon on Monday.

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