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Summary

  1. Danish side go through 2-1 on aggregate
  2. Rasmussen slots in after Saints error
  3. Draw for group stage on Friday

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Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

That's all from us this evening. 

You can read the match report over here and catch up on the Champions League draw over here. 

Until next time, be seeing you.

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

So Southampton head out of the Europa League. 

Some people have been saying it's a blessing in disguise, but Ronald Koeman sounded like the kind of guy who was looking forward to the prospect of a European adventure this season. 

Not the trophy maybe, but some small glory at least.

Instead it's back to the Premier League. Norwich at home on Sunday, at 13:30 BST.

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Sadly could probably have predicted that scoreline. Roko says we learned from last week - well we obviously didn't learn that its no good lumping it up to Pelle when hes up against big defenders! European adventure over before the transfer window closes! We need to get back to passing!

Vic, Hastings

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Manager reaction

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

More from Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "I think we started well and created good chances in the first 15 minutes but we made a mistake for their goal, Jay Rodriguez made a mistake when he can't afford to make a mistake.

"But I think the final result is not the result that we saw on the pitch."

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Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, speaking to BT Sport: " Unlucky. In both games we were the better team, we had the most chances. We scored a goal at home that was disallowed and tonight we need a penalty for a handball from the free-kick. 

"Maybe it was the best performance until now, from our team. We worked very hard but sometimes you need good decisions. We didn't have that. In my opinion that makes the result.

"Sadio Mane wasn't 100% and it will be a long season. I didn't take that risk to put him in. We need him for more games." 

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Southampton need to look at the bigger picture, losing 3-0 to Everton just shows they can't handle the extra fixtures, this is good for the future.

Alfie

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Speaking of Odd results...

By the way you can check out all of the other Europa League play-off second legs scores over here.

The stand-out result of the night? Borussia Dortmund beating Odd of Norway 7-2 to win 11-5 on aggregate. 

The Germans were 3-0 down in the first leg after about 20 minutes -  think you'll agree, that's quite the comeback. 

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Daniel Dewey:  Ah well, no need to worry about that Thursday/Sunday fixture issue now. I've had longer holidays in Europe than that campaign!

Lou macari chip shop:  Surely the #europaleague is the only realistic route to reaching the #ucl for #westham or #saints so expected better from both

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Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

For my money, that was a seriously odd performance.

Sadio Mane and Dusan Tadic on the bench and they launch it up to Graziano Pelle all evening long? 

Southampton's European adventure is over for another year. Surely not for another 13 years?

FULL-TIME

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

And that is that. Ronald Koeman gathers his crutches and trudges off down the line. 

His team are out.

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

But Midtjylland give it away, Southampton can launch yet another one up for Graziano Pelle. 

Again hand ball though. Seconds left. 

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Rilwan Hassan breaks forward and shoots on goal - when the corner flag is surely the thing to do? 

Graziano Pelle handles bringing one down, brilliantly, but it's a foul.

This should be it now. 

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Oriol Romeu lines up Matt Targett for a shot - scuffed and deflected. 

A brilliant cross from Dusan Tadic almost reaches Graziano Pelle but Midtjylland clear again!

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Maya Yoshida then Matt Targett launch the ball forward - neither can breach the Midtjylland back line. 

Three minutes to go...

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I'm wrong! Four minutes to play in stoppage time. 

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How long will the ref add on? 

Not long I reckon. Scrappy, very scrappy now, from Southampton. They can't get it forward. 

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

James Ward-Prowse launches a free-kick from the halfway line with all but one Southampton player lining the box. 

But it's weak and Midtjylland end up clearing - even threatening to break through for a second. 

Shane Long then flashes on on target - so easy to stop but it's the first save in a long time from Johan Dahlin.  

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Martin Pusic launches himself to the ground, with Matt Targett's hand in vaguely close proximity. 

Obviously never a pen but Pusic was never going to reach the cross either - he opted to gamble on the tumble. 

Southampton have to gamble now. 

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This is fizzing out now, you can feel the tie slipping towards the kind of five minutes that teams who are very good at home are very good at seeing out. 

You get the feeling Midtjylland have been here before.

CLOSE!

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It should be goodnight Southampton. 

Brilliant hold-up play from Martin Pasic, a one-two with Daniel Royer and the ball ends up flying just over the top right corner. Inches.

The Southampton response? Juanmi is on for Saints, with Steven Davis off.

SUBSTITUTION

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Austria forward Martin Pusic is on for Petter Andersson, for Midtjylland. Andersson's looked dangerous.

Ten minutes left for Southampton to find a goal. 

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Let's not forget Sadio Mane is on the bench tonight as well. 

Throw him on! Or has interest from Manchester United turned his head? Ronald Koeman has got one change still up his sleeve. 

Saving it for extra time would be very optimistic.

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Will Shane Long's pace swing it in the last 15? Not if Southampton continue to pump the ball up to the big man it won't...  

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A change up top and Shane Long is on for Jay Rodriguez - he's still feeling his way back from that terrible injury.

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This time Graziano Pelle does rise highest to reach the cross but for some reason looks to head it down to Jay Rodriguez instead! 

Why not go for goal there?! He was on the edge of the six-yard box! Better stuff from Saints though...

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Twenty minutes and counting then. One goal and we're headed for extra-time and pens. 

Steven Davis looks for Graziano Pelle on the cross, headed clear, Matt Targett does the same, headed clear. 

Brilliant defending from the home side. Pelle's no slouch in the air but he's been dominated this second half. 

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Rilwan Hassan is pretty much through on goal but here's Matt Targett with a crunching challenge to take him out. 

Targett knew exactly what he was doing here - he would have been the last man had it not been for the fact that Cuco Martina is absolutely rapid.   

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Jamie Quainton : Getting a bit tiring watching us just play into Pelle all the time. Hoping Saints will put long and mane on for more creativity.

JavelBleach : So would #Midtjylland survive in the English PL? How many other clubs you can't spell would survive too?

Joel Ejike Oblates : Saints went from a team of good home grown players to mediocre classed team. They're playing tonight's game without a bearing.

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YELLOW CARD

Tim Sparv cuts down Jay Rodriguez just as he's reaching full stride and is booked.

It was like a cheetah taking out a gazelle. 

Rilwan Hassan is on for Pione Sisto - the winger must be spend. 

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More whistles and jeers from the home side now - they think Cuco Martina has passed the ball back to the 'keeper but the replay shows it's a horrific piece of ball control.

Martina's then turned inside and out by Pione Sisto but the cross is wayward - there were real options the box as well. 2-0 and Saints are out of this. 

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Oriol Romeu is a lucky boy indeed. Jakob Poulsen is felled on the edge of the box (or was it inside?) but the referee plays on - much to the frustration of the home fans.

Graziano Pelle pops up again but this time in his own box, to head clear from a free-kick. 

Not much momentum about their play at all here, Southampton. Midtjylland are slowing things up and Ronald Koeman's side have got a lot of work to do.

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Another James Ward-Prowse shot from distance is blocked. At least it wasn't floated into the mixer? 

It could well be the driving rain, but Ronald Koeman really is looking sour down on the touchline. 

Half an hour to save their European campaign. 

Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Former Southampton manager Dave Merrington on BBC Radio Solent: "We're not asking enough questions of this team. Taking off the third centre-half would have been my decision when we went 1-0 down.

"With Tadic on Koeman has gone with a four and two up the front and he has made an impact straight away."

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Dusan Tadic is straight into it as well, he nicks the ball deep in the Midtjylland half, cuts inside and drives one towards goal. 

It's wide and getting wider though. But what an entrance that would have been!

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Midtjylland 1-0 Southampton

Now this is bold. Here comes Dusan Tadic on for Steven Caulker. Are Ronald Koeman's side going back to 4-2-3-1?

Either way, Southampton need Tadic to show his best here. We've seen him change games in the past.

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Pione Sisto looks a tidy player. Here he is bringing the ball down perfectly and jinking off away from Oriol Romeu and into space. 

Meanwhile, the Koeman brothers are looking pretty grim on the bench. 

Changes already? There's activity down there...

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Hands on hips, what is Graziano Pelle thinking? 

The ball is offered up to him again - deep from Cuco Martina - but there's too many men around him, he's crowded out. Again. 

Really don't get why Southampton are playing like this. Surely they've strengths elsewhere? Like passing the ball?

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#bbcfootball Am not entirely sure Saints are cut for European competition just yet, it'll b batter in long-run, league & injury wise that is

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CLOSE!

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Hang on Morten Rasmussen, you can't have Duncan on your back if you're going to miss a header like that. 

Brilliant delivery from the free-kick but Rasmussen's header is less Duncan Ferguson and more tame and wide. A let off for Southampton though - he should have done much better with that. 

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It's still all about Graziano Pelle for Southampton. They look for him with another long ball but the ref blows up - either a foul because the Italian handled it or because he climbed all over his marker.