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Europa League: Glentoran beaten 3-0 by MSK Zilina

Glentoran lost to MSK Zilina in the Europa League
Glentoran lost to MSK Zilina in the Europa League

Glentoran made their anticipated exit from the Europa League when they lost 3-0 to MSK Zilina on Thursday night.

Having been beaten 4-1 at home in the first leg, Eddie Patterson's men knew they had little chance of reaching the second qualifying round.

The young Belfast team put up a good display in Slovakia but were hit by a Matej Jelic goal just before half-time.

The 24-year-old forward from Croatia, who scored in the first leg, completed his hat-trick in the second half.

Jelic struck on 66 minutes to make it 2-0 and added his third 11 minutes later.

Zilina were the runners-up in Slovakia's Super Liga last season while Glentoran qualified for European competition by beating Portadown in May's Irish Cup final.

Despite the heavy aggregate defeat, boss Patterson will see the Europa League adventure as a valuable experience for his players.

They will now turn their attention to their forthcoming Irish Premiership campaign.

The east Belfast side, sixth in the table last season, are away to Coleraine when the season starts on 8 August.

Line-ups

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Mgladbach63301441012
2Villarreal6321157811
3FC Zürich62131014-47
4Apollon Limassol6105418-143

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Club Brugge6330102812
2Torino632193611
3HJK Helsinki6204511-66
4FC Copenhagen6114513-84

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6330115612
2Tottenham632194511
3Asteras Tripolis6132710-36
4Partizan Belgrade602419-82

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg65102181316
2Celtic62221011-18
3Dinamo Zagreb62041215-36
4Astra Giurgiu6114615-94

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dinamo Moscow660093618
2PSV Eindhoven62228808
3Estoril Praia612378-15
4Panathinaikos6024611-52

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan633062412
2Dnipropetrovsk621345-17
3FK Qarabag613235-26
4Saint-Étienne605123-15

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Feyenoord6402106412
2Sevilla632185311
3HNK Rijeka621378-17
4Standard Liege6114410-64

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton6321103711
2Wolfsburg63121410410
3FK Krasnodar6132712-56
4Lille604239-64

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli6411113813
2BSC Young Boys6402137612
3Sparta Prague6312116510
4Slovan Bratislava6006120-190

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6501124815
2Aalborg BK6303510-59
3Steaua Bucharest621311927
4Rio Ave6114510-54

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina6411114713
2Guingamp631276110
3PAOK Salonika621310737
4Dinamo Minsk6114314-114

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Legia Warsaw650172515
2Trabzonspor631286210
3KSC Lokeren631244010
4Metalist Kharkiv6006310-70
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