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  1. Europa League first qualifying round, second legs
  2. Dons through, Saints out - both on away goals
  3. FT: Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija (1-1)
  4. FT: St Johnstone 2-1 Alashkert (2-2)
  5. O'Halloran shoots Saints ahead on 34 mins
  6. Narek Gyozalyan levels for 10-man Alashkert
  7. McKay gives Saints hope with late goal

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for your company tonight and join us again next week for some more coverage of Scottish clubs' adventures in European competition.

So there is one less green Scottish bottle sitting on the European wall as we move on to the second round of qualifying.

Aberdeen next face Rijeka and the Croats will probably be favourites for that one, while Scottish Cup winners Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be up against it as they make their European debut against Astra of Romania.

That's next Thursday, but the night before Celtic enter the Champions League fray when they Stjarnan and the Scottish champions will be favourites to progress against the Icelandic side.

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'Kal-El': "I'm embarrassed to be Scottish."

DandyInTheGhetto: "Co-efficient takes yet another blow and shows up the state of our game in the so-called top league."

Andy Henderson: "St Johnstone just weren't good enough on the night. There were other factors, but that's what it boils down to. Ah well."

Sechaba: "Scottish teams aren't reliable, except Celtic.

Darren on Facebook: "Feeling pretty low after that."

Richard on Facebook: "No excuse for St Johnstone not being prepared."

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes on BBC Radio Scotland

"I thought their movement in the last 15 minutes was good and we had a few scary moments.

"While it is still 0-0, you are always that bit nervous.

"I think we need to adapt - it is a different type of football. They sat deep and did not look to win the game early on.

"We have got to learn as we go along and improve, but it is hard to ask any of my players to be as good as they want to be this early in the season."

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright on BBC Radio Scotland

"Disappointed in the manner of it. At 1-0 down, we were comfortable against 10 men and the goal is a shocking goal to give away.

"We got a response and got the win, but we didn't get the win.

"We've lost Frazer Wright and lost Steven Anderson. He's had to go to hospital. I have seen it again and it was assault. It looks like a fractured cheekbone.

"We have been in Europe for four years and enjoyed it, but this year we have had only three weeks off.

"We have lost so many players to injury and we just can't cope. If we had got through, we would have struggled numbers wise."

Other Europa League results

Bala Town (Wales) 2-1 Differdange 03 (Luxembourg) Agg 3-4

Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) 2-2 Airbus UK Broughton (Wales) Agg 5-3

Lusitanos (Andorra) 0-1 West Ham United (England) Agg 0-4

Shakhtyor Soligorsk (Belarus) 3-0 Glentoran (Northern Ireland) Agg 5-1

Valletta (Malta) 1-2 Newtown (Wales) Agg 2-4

Zilina (Slovakia) 3-0 Glentoran (Northern Ireland) Agg 7-1

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija (agg 1-1)

Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor celebrates with manager Derek McInnes
Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor and manager Derek McInnes were able to celebrate at the final whistle

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija (agg 1-1)

"I don't think Aberdeen were particularly good. Shkendija were okay and were tidy without threatening very often an Aberdeen who were not at their best. Derek McInnes will be relieved more than anything else."

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Allan Preston

FT: St Johnstone 2-1 Alashkert (agg 2-2)

"St Johnstone just didn't do enough over the two legs. But I tell you what - Alashkert will not go any further as they are not a good side."


Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija (agg 1-1, Aberdeen win on away goals)

It wasn't pretty, but it is Aberdeen who progress to take on Rijeka of Croatia in the second round of Europa League qualifying.


St Johnstone 2-1 Alashkert (agg 2-2, Alashkert win on away goals)

It is Alashkert who progress and will travel to Kazakhstan to face Kairat Almaty, who beat Red Star Belgrade earlier.


Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Besart Ibraimi goes close to a killer opener with a low drive from just outside the penalty box, but Dons goalkeeper Danny Ward reaches down to turn the ball wide.

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Three Shkendija players have wild swipes inside the Dons penalty box. The Macedonians are applying the pressure.

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Dylan: "St Johnstone - another embarrassment, but then again I'm not surprised. which is quite sad to say."

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Hristijan Kirovski finds himself behind the Aberdeen defence, but the striker's low show skims across the face of the home goal. More warning signs for the Dons. The seagulls are getting nervous out there.


St Johnstone 2-1 Alashkert (Brad McKay)

With four minutes left, Saints have a lifeline as sub Brad McKay prods the ball home inside a crowded penalty box. Another goal and the Perth side are through.

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Shkendija go so close to breaking the deadlock as Blagoja Todorovski breaks into the box. He has two goes at it, but he has both shots blocked in front of goal.


Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Aberdeen substitute Peter Pawlett is so close to opening the scoring and calming Aberdeen nerves with a dipping shot from 22 yards that Marko Jovanovski just manages to turn on to the underside of the crossbar.

St Johnstone 1-1 Alashkert

St Johnstone now need to score twice in order to go through. One more and they still go out on away goals to an Armenian side making their debut in European competition.


St Johnstone 1-1 Alashkert (Narek Gyozalyan)

The warning signs were there for St Johnstone after the loss of two defenders through injury and Narek Gyozalyan beats Tam Scobbie to a long ball down the soft centre and lobs goalkeeper Alan Mannus.

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Eilidh Barbour at McDiarmid Park for BBC Scotland: "Alashkert down to 10, but St J just can't get a grip on this game. This could go the distance.... #pens."

Charlie Saiz: "It might be worth remembering the Dons are only weeks into pre season." So are Shkendija though.

St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

St Johnstone might have a man advantage, but they have lost both their first choice central defenders as Steven Anderson is forced off through injury, with Liam Caddis his replacement.

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

It is a nervous time for Aberdeen as Armend Alimi's shot is spilled by goalkeeper Danny Ward, but the Dons manage to clear the danger.


St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

Alashkert are down to 10 men as defender Karen Muradyan is shown a second yellow card after one strong challenge too many. It had been coming for the Aremenian. Meanwhile, Frazer Wright is forced off for Saints through injury, with Brad McKay his replacement in defence.

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Allan Preston

St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

"Alashkert are beginning to look more of a threat so St Johnstone need to be wary."

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Direct play gives Aberdeen a chance, as goalkeeper Danny Ward's long ball is flicked on by Kenny McLean and Jonny Hayes low drive is pushed wide for a corner by goalkeeper Marko Jovanovski at the near post,

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Shkendija have started the second half the better side, although it is the Dons who have looked the more dangerous with some quick breaks.

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Fosh: "Highlight so far at Pittodrie - seagull fight at half-time."

St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

A great chance for St Johnstone straight after the break, but unmarked defender Steven Anderson heads wide at the back post.


St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

We're off again in Perth.

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Official PerthSaints: "Tonight's attendance is 5764. Thank you for your support. Who's for summer football?"

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Crimmy: "Mon the Saintees and the Dandies."

Dougie Kinnear: "I love European nights. If some folk only turn up to one game a season & moan all game, it may as well be a glamour tie!"

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Willie Miller

HT: Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

"After half an hour, it was an even game, but after that Aberdeen took control and Shkendija were sitting too deep. They are no mugs they are playing against, but so often when they are technically good, they run out of ideas in front of goal."

BBC Radio Scotland's Charlie Mann

HT: St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

"Tommy Wright wanted a big crowd, they have turned out in their numbers and they are getting their just rewards. After a nervous start, it's been all St Johnstone. A couple of half chances by the visitors, but St Johnstone are well on top."

BBC Radio Scotland pundit Allan Preston

HT: St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

"It's been great for Saints. They have got to keep their discipline, as they have had two booked already, and there's only going to be one winner."


Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

It's all square at Pittodrie. The Dons will go through on away goals if it stays this way, but the tie is still wide open.


St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

St Johnstone celebrate their first-half breakthrough
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St Johnstone are level on aggregate thanks to that goal from Michael O'Halloran.

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Aberdeen are ramping it up and Kenny McLean sends a drive just wide.

Aberdeen 0-0 Shkendija

Some sustained pressure from Aberdeen and Niall McGinn's effort is fumbled by the goalkeeper, Adam Rooney goes down under pressure and Graeme Shinnie's effort on the rebound is saved.


St Johnstone 1-0 Alashkert

Frazer Wright is booked, following St Johnstone team-mate Tam Scobbie and Alashkert's Karen Muradyan, Hovhannes Grigoryan and Vahagn Minasyan.