Europa League - Qualifying Second Round - 2nd Leg
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Europa League: AEK Larnaca 2-0 Cliftonville

Jay Donnelly of Cliftonville in action against AEK Larnaca in the Europa League
Jay Donnelly of Cliftonville in action against AEK Larnaca in the Europa League

Cliftonville made their Europa League exit on Thursday night as Cypriot side AEK Larnaca beat them 2-0 to go through 5-2 on aggregate.

Having lost the first leg, things were made worse for the Belfast club as they had defender Caoimhin Bonner sent off for a high tackle in the 11th minute.

Midfielder Vladimir Boljevic blasted in a superb strike to give the hosts the lead just before half-time.

Joan Tomas made it 2-0 to send Larnaca into the third qualifying round.

Cliftonville, who had lost the first leg 3-2, did not have many chances in the return match which was played in 28C heat.

Levi Ives saw a shot saved early on while former Portadown defender Chris Ramsey, on as a substitute, had a shot blocked.

AEK will play Spartak Moscow in the next round.

Cliftonville, who beat Differdange 03 in the first round, will now focus on preparing for the new domestic season.

Gerard Lyttle's men start the league campaign away to Ards on 6 August.


AEK Larnaca

  • 15Miño
  • 6Catalá
  • 11Sansimena ChamorroSubstituted forIoannouat 77'minutes
  • 10Tomás CampasolBooked at 90mins
  • 5MojsovSubstituted forAlves Dos Santosat 45'minutes
  • 70Charalambidis
  • 7Larena-Avellaneda Roig
  • 14Boljevic
  • 12TrickovskiSubstituted forEnglezouat 68'minutes
  • 18Murillo
  • 17Ortiz Palazón


  • 9Alves Dos Santos
  • 13Saizar
  • 16Ioannou
  • 21Englezou
  • 31Konstantinou
  • 33Charalambous
  • 77Mintikkis


  • 1MooneyBooked at 90mins
  • 7CurranSubstituted forMurrayat 74'minutes
  • 2McGovern
  • 8Knowles
  • 3Ives
  • 17CatneyBooked at 90mins
  • 4BonnerBooked at 11mins
  • 23Cosgrove
  • 9McDaidSubstituted forRamseyat 14'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 18WinchesterSubstituted forGarrettat 55'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 21Donnelly


  • 5Ramsey
  • 10Garrett
  • 14Hughes
  • 19Murray
  • 20Murray
  • 22Lavery
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