33 games were played on Thursday as the second qualifying round for the Europa League came to a climax.
At Trnava, Slovakia:
Ivan Schranz (57') and Robert Tambe (61') each scored a second-half goal as Spartak Trnava defeated visiting Shirak 2-1 in game two and took out the Armenian club 3-1 on aggregate.
At Dublin, Ireland:
Gleb Rassadkin scored the only goal of the match in the 18th minute as Dinamo Minsk knocked off St. Patrick's Athletic 1-0 in game two on the road and won their series 2-1 on aggregate.
At Lubin, Poland:
After 210 minutes of scoreless draw, the series-opening 0-0 stalemate in Serbia, the scoreless regulation in game two in Poland, the scoreless 30 minutes of overtime, Krzysztof Janus, Lubomir Guidan, Arkadiusz Wozniak, and Jan Vlasko converted their spot kicks as Zaglebie Lubin defeated visiting Partizan Belgrade 4-3 in the penalty-kick shootout.
At Rhyl, Wales:
Dejan Meleg scored twice (8', PK-49') as Vojvodina defeated Connah's Quay Nomads 2-1 on the road in game two and ousted the Welsh club 3-1 on aggregate.
At Tallinn, Estonia:
After Tarmo Neemelo's equalizer in the 90th minute squared game two for Nomme Kalju at 1-1 and the series at 2-2 on aggregate, 30 minutes of scoreless overtime ensued, then, in the penalty-kick shootout, Maximiliano Ugge, Andrei Sidorenkov, Ats Purje, Hidetoshi Wakui, Igor Subbotin all converted their spot kicks to propel the Estonian club to a 5-3 shootout victory over visiting Maccabi Haifa.
At Brondby, Denmark:
After game two finished with Hibernian ahead of Brondby 1-0 on the road, and the series deadlocked at 1-1 on aggregate, 30 minutes of scoreless overtime followed. In the penalty-kick shootout, Johan Larsson, Christian Norgaard, Daniel Stuckler, Kamil Wilczek, and Frederik Holst all converted their spot kicks as the Danish club ousted visiting Hibs 5-3 in the shootout.
At Domzale, Slovenia:
Zan Majer scored the game and series-winning goal in the 69th minute as Domzale defeated visiting Shakhtyor Soligorsk 2-1 in game two and ousted the Belorussian club 3-2 on aggregate.
At Elbasan, Albania:
Olarenwaju Kayode scored twice (16', 58') as Austria Vienna manhandled Kukesi 4-1 on the road in game two and won their series 5-1 on aggregate.
At Baku, Azerbaijan:
Sergei Zenjov (7') and Theo Weeks (37') each scored once as Gabala blanked visiting MTK Budapest 2-0 in game two and eliminated the Hungarian club 4-1 on aggregate.
At Helsinki, Finland:
Atomu Tanaka scored the game's lone goal in the 25th minute as HJK Helsinki defeated visiting Beroe Stara Zagora 1-0 in game two and eliminated the Bulgarian club 2-1 on aggregate.
At Zagreb, Croatia:
Mirko Maric scored twice (49', 83') as Lokomotiva Zagreb dominated visiting RoPS 3-0 in game two and knocked out the Finnish club 4-1 on aggregate.
At Skopje, Macedonia:
Besart Ibrahimi scored the long goal of the match and series 31st minute of Shkendija's 1-0 game two home victory over Neftci Baku as the Macedonian club ousted the visiting Azerbaijani club by that very same score on aggregate.
At Zurich, Switzerland:
Runar Sigurjonsson scored twice (45', 68') as Grasshoppers held off visiting KR Reykjavik 2-1 in game two and eliminated the Icelandic club 5-4 on aggregate.
At Vaduz, Liechtenstein:
Pione Sisto scored twice (41', 68') as FC Midtjylland gained a 2-2 game-two road draw with FC Vaduz, good enough to help the Danish club win their series 5-2 on aggregate.
At Ankara, Turkey:
Aminu Umar produced a hat trick (16', PK-26', 50') as Osmanispor destroyed visiting Zimbru Chisinau 5-0 in game two and completed their two-match domination of the Moldovan club 7-2 on aggregate.
At Skien, Norway:
After Odds BK dominated PAS Giannina 3-0 at home in regulation time of game two, forcing the series into overtime with the aggregate score at 3-3, Leonardo Koutris scored the series winner in the 98th minute as the Greek club took the series 4-3 on aggregate.
At Edinburgh, Scotland:
Christian Bubalovic (55') and Edward Herrera (67') each scored once as Birkirkara knocked off Heart of Midlothian 2-1 on the road in game two and ousted Hearts by that same score on aggregate.
At Sofia, Bulgaria:
Marcos Tavares scored the series-wining goal in the 68th minute as NK Maribor gained a 1-1 game-two road draw with Levski Sofia, enabling the Slovenian club to take the series (with that same score on aggregate) on away goals.
At Gothenburg, Sweden:
A 0-0 game-two home stalemate with Piast Gliwice was more than good enough for IFK Gothenburg as the Swedish club eliminated the Polish club 3-0 on aggregate.
At Jelgava, Latvia:
Glebs Kluskins (PK-27'), Boriss Bogdaskins (48'), and Olegs Malasenoks (85') each scored once as Jelgava dominated visiting Slovan Bratislava 3-0 in game two and eliminated the Slovak club by that same score on aggregate.
At Nicosia, Cyprus:
Omer Atzili scored twice in the first half (17', PK-45') as Beitar Jerusalem, despite dropping a 3-2 game-two road decision to Omonia, won their series on away goals with the aggregate score at 3-3.
At Ventspils, Latvia:
Adam Rooney scored the only goal of the match in the 79th minute as Aberdeen defeated Ventspils 1-0 on the road in game two and finished off the Latvian club 4-0 on aggregate.
At Cork, Ireland:
Kevin O'Connor scored the only goal of the match in the 28th minute as Cork City defeated visiting BK Hacken 1-0 in game two and eliminated the Swedish club 2-1 on aggregate.
At Netanya, Israel:
Tal Ben Haim II (5') and Gal Alberman (86') each scored once as Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated visiting Kairat 2-1 in game two and won their series 3-2 on aggregate.
At Zhodzina, Belarus:
Vadzim Dzemidovich scored the only goal of the match in the 25th minute as Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino defeated visiting Debreceni VSC 1-0 in game two and eliminated the Hungarian club 3-1 on aggregate.
At Split, Croatia:
Fran Tudor (22') and Franck Ohandza (90') each scored a goal as Hajduk Split defeated visiting CSMS Iasi 2-1 in game two and ousted the Romanian club 4-3 on aggregate.
At Belgrade, Serbia:
Krisztian Gerezi scored the game's lone tally in the 76th minute as Videoton defeated Cukaricki 1-0 on the road in game two and eliminated the Serbian club 3-1 on aggregate.
At Larnaca, Cyprus:
Vladimir Boljevic (45') and Joan Tomas Compasol (48') each tallied once as AEK Larnaca blanked visiting Cliftonville 2-0 in game two and finished off the Northern Irish club 5-2 on aggregate.
Eero Markkanen scored the only goal of the match in the 55th minute as AIK Solna registered a second 1-0 victory at Europa FC's expense, this time on the road as the Swedish club won their series 2-0 on aggregate.
At Prague, Czech Republic:
Milan Skoda (10') and Gino van Kessel (67') each scored a goal as Slavia Prague overcame their series-opening 3-1 road defeat with a 2-0 home blanking of Levadia Tallinn in game two and, with the aggregate score at 3-3, advanced on away goals.
At Podgorica, Montenegro:
After dropping a 2-0 game-two regulation road decision to Buducnost Podgorica which leveled their series at 2-2 on aggregate, which led to 30 minutes of goal-free overtime, Thomas Buffel, Bryan Heynen, Mbwana Samatta, and Dries Wouters all converted their spot kicks as KRC Genk took the penalty-kick shootout 4-2 to advance.
At Drammen, Norway:
After Stromgodset gained a 2-1 game-two home decision in regulation against SonderjyskE to square their series at 3-3 on aggregate, Troels Klove won the series for the Danish club with his overtime tally in the 120th minute as the guests ousted the Norwegian club 4-3 on aggregate.
Here are the matchups for the third qualifying round with the opening contests set to take place next Thursday and the return matched to be played on August 4.
The game-one hosts are listed first.
Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) vs. Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine)
Saint-Etienne (France) vs. AEK Athens (Greece)
AEK Larnaca (Cyprus) vs. Spartak Moscow (Russia)
Pandurii Targu Jiu (Romania) vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)
Vojvodina (Serbia) vs. Dinamo Minsk (Belarus)
Zaglebie Lubin (Poland) vs. SonderjyskE (Denmark)
FC Lucerne (Switzerland) vs. Sassuolo (Italy)
Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) vs. Rio Ave (Portugal)
Birkirkara (Malta) vs. FC Krasnodar (Russia)
AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) vs. PAS Giannina (Greece)
Jelgava (Latvia) vs. Beitar Jerusalem (Israel)
Austria Vienna (Austria) vs. Spartak Trnava (Slovakia)
AIK Solna (Sweden) vs. Panathinaikos (Greece)
Osmanlispor (Turkey) vs. Nomme Kalju (Estonia)
Aberdeen (Scotland) vs. NK Maribor (Slovenia)
LOSC Lille Metropole (France) vs. Gabala (Azerbaijan)
FC Oleksandriya (Ukraine) vs. Hajduk Split (Croatia)
Hertha Berlin (Germany) vs. Brondby (Denmark)
Istanbul Basaksehir (Turkey) vs. Rijeka (Croatia)
Heracles Almelo (Netherlands) vs. Arouca (Portugal)
Torpedo Zhodino (Belarus) vs. Rapid Vienna (Austria)
KRC Genk (Belgium) vs. Cork City (Republic of Ireland)
Shkendija (Macedonia) vs. Mlada Boleslav (Czech Republic)
NK Domzale (Slovenia) vs. West Ham United (England)
Videoton (Hungary) vs. FC Midtjylland (Denmark)
IFK Gothenburg (Sweden) vs. HJK Helsinki (Finland)
Admira Wacker Modling (Austria) vs. Slovan Liberec (Czech Republic)
KAA Gent (Belgium) vs. Viitorul Constanta (Romania)
Grasshoppers (Switzerland) vs. Apollon Limasol (Cyprus)