Europa League - Qualifying Third Round - 2nd Leg
MFK Ruzomberok0Everton1

MFK Ruzomberok 0-1 Everton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (right) has had a memorable summer

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored within 11 minutes of coming on as Everton reached the Europa League play-off round with a 2-0 aggregate win over MFK Ruzomberok.

Calvert-Lewin, who scored the winner in England's Under-20 World Cup final win, broke the deadlock in the 80th minute with a low angled strike from 12 yards.

Everton had barely threatened prior to the goal with Morgan Schneiderlin going closest with a header.

Dominik Kruzliak headed over for Ruzomberok early in the match.

That and a strike from Czech winger Erik Daniel, which whistled past the Everton post, were the only efforts to trouble keeper Jordan Pickford, who was making his debut following his £30m summer move from Sunderland.

At the other end, keeper Matus Macik also had a quiet evening, with Everton - who won the first leg 1-0 - rarely troubling the Slovak defence.

Tom Davies was the only player to stand out in the Toffees attack.

He twice picked out team-mates with good passes, however both Wayne Rooney and Michael Keane wasted their chances when in good positions.

Everton's best effort prior to the goal fell to French midfielder Schneiderlin, who should have done better with a header from Sandro Ramirez's corner.

The breakthrough finally came with 10 minutes of normal time remaining. Another summer signing, Davy Klaassen, played in substitute Calvert-Lewin on the right who struck a low first-time effort past the reach of Macik.

The draw for the play-off round takes place on Friday at 12:00 BST. The ties will be played on 17 and 24 August, with the 22 winners going into the Europa League group stage.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman praised Calvert-Lewin, suggesting which role might suit the 20-year-old in the team.

"Maybe Dominic feels a bit more comfortable as one of two strikers. He's strong, he's fast and he scored a great goal," said the Dutchman.

"It was a physical game and 90 minutes that the players needed. We are through to the next round and I'm really happy."

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Patrick Cutrone
Italy youth international Patrick Cutrone scored his first goal for Milan

AC Milan, Marseille and Athletic Bilbao are also among the 44 teams in the hat.

Teenage forward Patrick Cutrone scored his first goal for Milan as the Rossoneri, who have spent more than £160m on players this summer, secured their first European victory since 2014 with a 2-0 (3-0 on aggregate) win over Universitatea Craiova of Romania.

French side Marseille held Oostende of Belgium to a 0-0 draw as they went through with a 4-2 aggregate win.

And Raul Garcia scored twice as Athletic beat Dinamo Bucharest 3-0 on the night for a 4-1 aggregate victory.

One shock came in the match between PSV Eindhoven and Osijek, with the Dutch club suffering a 2-0 aggregate defeat after a 1-0 loss at the Croat club.

This is the first time the Dutch giants have not reached the main stage of a European competition since 1973-74.

Line-ups

MFK Ruzomberok

  • 33Macik
  • 17Maslo
  • 3Maslo
  • 2Kruzliak
  • 22MenichSubstituted forLacnyat 45'minutes
  • 8TakacSubstituted forSaparaat 71'minutes
  • 6Qose
  • 11Kochan
  • 23Daniel
  • 10HaskicSubstituted forGerecat 80'minutes
  • 7Gal-Andrezly

Substitutes

  • 9Kunca
  • 14Kupec
  • 15Gerec
  • 20Kostadinov
  • 21Hajduch
  • 27Sapara
  • 31Lacny

Everton

  • 1Pickford
  • 4Keane
  • 5Williams
  • 6Jagielka
  • 26Davies
  • 17Gueye
  • 2SchneiderlinSubstituted forBarryat 81'minutes
  • 3Baines
  • 20Klaassen
  • 9RamírezSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 69'minutes
  • 10RooneySubstituted forMirallasat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Mirallas
  • 15Martina
  • 18Barry
  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 29Calvert-Lewin
  • 30Holgate
  • 31Lookman
Referee:
Michael Tykgaard
Attendance:
4,752

Match Stats

Home TeamMFK RuzomberokAway TeamEverton
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 3rd August 2017

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  • MFK Ruzomberok0Everton1
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  • Dinamo Minsk1AEK Larnaca1
    (Agg 1-3)FT
  • Shkendija3FK Trakai0
    (Agg 4-2)FT
  • Odd0Dinamo Zagreb0
    (Agg 1-2)FT
  • FC Oleksandria1Astra Giurgiu0
    (Agg 1-0)FT
  • FK Qabala1Panathinaikos2
    (Agg 1-3)FT
  • Sparta Prague0Crvena Zvezda1
    (Agg 0-3)FT
  • Zenit St P0Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv1
    (Agg 2-1)FT
  • Fenerbahçe1SK Sturm Graz1
    (Agg 3-2)FT
  • Fola Esch1Östersunds FK2
    (Agg 1-3)FT
  • Lyngby BK1FK Krasnodar3
    (Agg 2-5)FT
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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fenerbahçe641186213
2Man Utd6402124812
3Feyenoord621337-47
4Zorya Luhansk602428-62

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Apoel Nic640286212
2Olympiakos62227618
3BSC Young Boys62227438
4FC Astana6123511-65

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Saint-Étienne633085312
2Anderlecht6321168811
3Mainz 056231810-29
4FK Qabala6006514-90

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St P6501178915
2AZ Alkmaar6222610-48
3Maccabi Tel-Aviv621379-27
4Dundalk611458-34

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Roma6330167912
2Astra Giurgiu6222710-38
3Viktoria Plzen6132710-36
4Austria Vienna61231114-35

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1KRC Genk6402139412
2Ath Bilbao63121011-110
3Rapid Vienna613278-16
4Sassuolo6123911-25

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ajax6420116514
2Celta Vigo623110739
3Standard Liege61418627
4Panathinaikos6015313-101

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shakt Donsk66002151618
2KAA Gent6222913-48
3Sporting Braga6132911-26
4Konyaspor6015212-101

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Schalke650193615
2FK Krasnodar62138807
3FC RB Salzb62136607
4Nice6204511-66

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina6411156913
2PAOK Salonika631276110
3FK Qarabag6213712-57
4Slovan Liberec6114712-54

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sparta Prague640286212
2Hapoel Be'er Sheva62226608
3Southampton62226428
4Inter Milan6204711-46

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Osmanlispor6312107310
2Villarreal62319819
3FC Zürich613257-26
4Steaua Buc613257-26
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