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  1. Kairat Almaty progress to Europa League play-off round
  2. Dons' McLean cancelled out Gohou opener at Pittodrie
  3. Aberdeen lose 3-2 on aggregate
  4. Longest distance travelled in European club competition

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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Time for me to sign off. Good night.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

"I felt before the game that it was more than doable. We took the initiative, we kept knocking on the door.

"Obviously, losing the goal makes it a real difficult task.

"There's no shame in going out the tie but there is a feeling that we have improved over the last wee while.

"There's a lot of pride as well as disappointment."

Aberdeen return to domestic action with a Scottish Premiership meeting with Kilmarnock at Pittodrie on Sunday.

Aberdeen defender Shay Logan
Aberdeen defender Shay Logan cannot hide his disappointment after the Dons' aggregate defeat

Former Aberdeen captain Willi Miller

"Aberdeen were nowhere near their best and can have no complaints about going on. They just didn't create enough."

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Jonny Motion: "#bbcscotfootball we were robbed by a poor refereeing display, again. Uefa need to look in to ref's standards"

So, disappointment for the Dons as they bow out of European football for the season.


Aberdeen 1-1 Kairat Almaty (agg 2-3)

Another Dons corner comes to nothing and the referee sounds his whistle. Kairat progress to the play-off round and Aberdeen are out of the Europa League.


Paul Quinn's header is tipped over by Vladimir Plotnikov. Heartbreaking for the Dons.


Islambek Kuat replaces Stanislav Lunin in Kairat's latest change.


Five minutes of stoppage time are announced, prompting a loud cheer from the home fans as they seek to encourage their team.

Aberdeen win a corner and a Kairat player goes down in the box clutching his leg in pain. The Dons players surround the referee and their opponents protesting at what they see as time wasting.

Niall McGinn drives into the side netting for Aberdeen. He may have been better going for the far post after cutting in from the left.

Four minutes of stoppage time left.

If Aberdeen get another goal without conceding, this tie will go into extra-time.


Aberdeen 1-1 Kairat Almaty (agg 2-3) (McLean)

Kenny McLean scores for Aberdeen against Kairat Almaty

Hope for the Dons as Niall McGinn sends a free-kick deep to the back post where Kenny McLean stoops to head past Vladimir Plotnikov.


Serginho, with one of his first touch, rattles the Aberdeen crossbar. That could have completely ended this tie.


Serginho replaces his fellow Brazilian Isael for Kairat.

It looks as though Ash Taylor will move into attack for Aberdeen in the closing stages.


Willo Flood and Paul Quinn are introduced for Aberdeen with David Goodwillie and Jonny Hayes coming off. Ten minutes plus stoppage time to play.

A couple of Aberdeen corners lift the home crowd but Jonny Hayes' deliveries do not cause the Kairat defence too many problems.


Gerard Gohou celebrates after scoring for Kairat Almaty against Aberdeen

Kairat scorer Gerard Gohou has made way with Dorde Despotovic coming on.

Twenty minutes to go and Kairat goalkeeper Vladimir Plotnikov is back on his feet. The match resumes.

Shay Logan gets a shot on target for Aberdeen and Vladimir Plotnikov positions himself well to smother the ball. The keeper then pulls up in pain but it's not immediately clear why.


Adam Rooney replaces Peter Pawlett in Aberdeen's first change.

Frustration for the home fans as Shay Logan's cross misses everyone. It's been that kind of night for the Dons.

Peter Pawlett's snapshot from 25 yards is well wide of the Kairat goal.

Striker Adam Rooney is preparing to come on for Aberdeen.

That cancels out Aberdeen's away goal from the first leg and Aberdeen now need to score three goals to progress.


Aberdeen 0-1 Kairat Almaty (agg 1-3)

Gerar Gohou scores for Kairat Almaty Aberdeen

Gerard Gohou scores on the rebound after Danny Ward blocks Mikhail Bakaev's shot. A crushing blow for Aberdeen.

Another effort from McGinn, this time from outside the box, is well over.

Decent chance for Niall McGinn. The Aberdeen forward retrieves Shay Logan's deep cross in the inside left channel and snatches at his shot somewhat, sending it wide.

Andy Considine gets a warm cheer from the home fans after making a well timed challenge on Isael.

This could be a tense second half. Space in the final third is becoming ever more scarce for both sides.


The second half begins with Kairat kicking off.

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Former Aberdeen captain Willie Miller

"It's been end-to-end at times, with lots of good play from penalty box to penalty box then it breaks down.

"Shay Logan looks a bit nervous and anxious, which is unusual and Niall McGinn has been anonymous, which is disappointing since the Kairat left-back is there for the taking."


Aberdeen 0-0 Kairat Almaty (agg 1-2)

Kairat still lead 2-1 on aggregate after 45 minutes at Pittodrie. The Kazakh side started the better of the two sides but Aberdeen gradually got a foothold and, with a bit more composure in the final third, could have got themselves ahead.


A third booking for Kairat, this time Mikhail Bakaev is carded for a challenge on Peter Pawlett.