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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday, Aug 23

ZURICH - Liverpool, leading 2-1 from last week's first leg, need only to avoid defeat at home to Hoffenheim to qualify for the Champions League group stage in the second leg of their playoff tie. CSKA Moscow, Qarabag and APOEL also defend first-leg leads while FCSB and Sporting all are square. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/ expect at 2100 GMT/5 PM ET, 400 words, by Brian Homewood)

UPDATE 4-Soccer-English League Cup results

Aug 22 (Gracenote) - Results from the English League Cup matches on Tuesday 1st Round Tuesday, August 22 Grimsby Town (IV) - Derby County (II) 0-1 (halftime: 0-0) 2nd Round Tuesday, August 22 Bolton Wanderers (II) - Sheffield Wednesday (II) 3-2 (halftime: 1-0) Reading (II) - Millwall (II) 3-1 (halftime: 1-1, 90 mins: 1-1) AET Accrington Stanley (IV) - West Bromwich Albion 1-3 (halftime: 0-2)

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Champions League play-off round results

Aug 22 (Gracenote) - Results from the Champions League play-offs second leg matches on Tuesday Play-off round Tuesday, August 22, second leg Rijeka (Croatia) - Olympiakos Piraeus (Greece) 0-1 (halftime: 0-1) First leg: Olympiakos Piraeus - Rijeka 2-1. Olympiakos Piraeus win 3-1 on aggregate. Maribor (Slovenia) - Hapoel Beer Sheva (Israel) 1-0 (halftime: 1-0) First leg: Hapoel Beer Sheva - Maribor 2-1. Maribor win on away goals after 2-2 on aggregate. Nice (France) -

Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday, Aug 22

ZURICH - Napoli take a 2-0 lead to Nice while Sevilla, Celtic, Olympiakos and Hapoel Beer-Sheva also defend first leg leads in night's Champions League playoff second leg ties which earn the winners a place in the lucrative group stage. (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/, expect by 2000 GMT/4 PM ET, by Brian Homewood, 400 words)

Soccer-English League Cup fixtures

Aug 22 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the English League Cup matches on Tuesday 1st Round Tuesday, August 22 (GMT) Grimsby Town(IV) v Derby County(II) (1845) 2nd Round Tuesday, August 22 (GMT) Crystal Palace v Ipswich Town(II) (1830) Accrington Stanley(IV) v West Bromwich Albion (1845) Aston Villa(II) v Wigan Athletic(III) (1845) Birmingham City(II) v Bournemouth (1845) Brighton and Hove Albion v

Soccer-Everton's Koeman targets two more signings

Everton have already spent more than 100 million pounds ($128.54 million) to bolster their squad over the summer but are targeting two more signings before the transfer window shuts, manager Ronald Koeman has said.