Spanish outfit Sevilla eliminated Istanbul Basaksehir from entering the Champions League this season after beating them 4-3 on aggregate over two qualifying matches.

Istanbul Basaksehir played hard over both games and proved they were ready for Europe.
Istanbul Basaksehir played hard over both games and proved they were ready for Europe. (AA)

Sevilla suffered a fright, going 1-0 down at home to Istanbul Basaksehir, before drawing 2-2 to win 4-3 on aggregate in one of Tuesday's five UEFA Champions League play-off ties.

But the Istanbul team will still be playing European football after making the draw for the UEFA Europa League.

Basaksehir midfielder Emre Belozoglu's 90th minute free-kick came off the woodwork, costing the club what could have been a memorable victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in Spain.

Basaksehir started the match at a fast pace, finding the net in the 17th minute after Dutch winger Eljero Elia slid in Junior Caicara's low ball.

The second half was to be a different story, as Sevilla equalised and gained the upper hand when Sergio Escuredo brushed aside his marker to score a header in the 52nd minute.

The La Liga side then took a commanding lead in the 75th minute with Wissam Ben Yedder's low driven shot beating Basaksehir goalkeeper Volkan Babacan after a counterattack.

Basaksehir increased their tempo in the last 10 minutes before Edin Visca restored the Istanbul club's morale when he crashed home a powerful shot in the 82nd minute.

But Basaksehir’s last-minute heroics were not enough as Sevilla managed to salvage a 2-2 and move on to the group stages.

Qualifying Play-off Results (Tuesday)

FC Astana 4 Celtic 3 (Agg 4-8)

HNK Rijekan 0 Olympiakos 1 (Agg 1-3)

NK Maribor 1 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 0 (Agg 2-2) NK Maribor win on away goals

Nice 0 Napoli 2 (Agg 0-4)

Sevilla 2 Istanbul Basaksehir 2 (Agg 4-3)

Qualifying Play-off Fixtures (Wednesday)

Liverpool v Hoffenheim (Agg 2-1)

CSKA v Young Boys (Agg 1-0)

FC Copenhagen v FK Qarabag (Agg 0-1)

Steaua Bucharest v Sporting (Agg 0-0)

Slavia Prague v Apoel Nic (Agg 0-2)

Source: AA