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  1. Europa League qualifying, first round
  2. Hearts win 4-2, 6-3 on aggregate
  3. Goals from Callum Paterson and Igor Rossi in first 10 mins
  4. Alim Ozturk makes it three before Rossi scores fourth
  5. Hosts score through Ozturk own goal and Vladimir Voskoboinikov strike
  6. Birkirkara of Malta await winner

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

Bye this time

Just managed to squeeze that reaction in from Robbie Neilson. Join us for Aberdeen's tie tomorrow night.

Robbie Neilson

Hearts head coach on BBC Radio Scotland

"We knew that we could get at them if we put crosses into the box.

The work-rate was fantastic, yet we are still in the middle of pre-season.

"Jack Hamilton has stitches in his head and will struggle for next week.

"I thought it was a terrible challenge on him.

"Birkirkara have some good players and gave West Ham a tough time last year, so it will be a difficult tie for us."

Wednesday call for Dons

Next up, though, are Aberdeen tomorrow evening. With the Dons leading 3-1 from the first leg in Scotland, Derek McInnes' side are favourites to go through to the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

Join us for live coverage to see if that is how it pans out.

Celtic for Gibraltar?

Lincoln Red Imps still lead Flora Tallinn 1-0 at half time, so they are going through on away goals if it stays that way and Celtic could be heading for Gibraltar next week in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

It is an excellent piece of work for Robbie Neilson's men. A wonderful result and they go marching on to Malta next week. I worry a wee bit about Jamie Walker as he's still limping, but he was magnificent

Allan PrestonBBC Radio Scotland pundit

I thought Liam Smith did really well at left-back and Jamie Walker, on his game, is as good as anyone in Scotland and his deliveries were magnificent. It is a great result away from home in Europe

Billy BrownFormer Hearts assistant on BBC Radio Scotland

Malta teaser

Hearts are away in the first leg of the second qualifying round next Thursday, when they travel to Malta to face Birkirkara. Malta is a wee island, but the same team gave West Ham United a tough time last season and only went out on penalties to the English Premier League side.


Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

No Niall McGinn

Aberdeen have travelled to Luxembourg without Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn, who has been given a week off after his Euro 2016 exploits with Northern Ireland.

McGinn scored in the 3-1 Europa League first leg win over Fola Esch and Dons manager Derek McInnes must be fairly confident of their progress.

Niall McGinn in action against Fola Esch


Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

Infonet midfielder Haminu Draman is booked for a late challenge on Juanma. Bruising introduction for the big striker.

Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum limps off with an injury, with striker Juanma coming on. Aleksandr Kulinitis replaced Aleksandr Volodin in Infonet's defence a couple of minutes ago.

Monster night for Igor

Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

Igor Rossi and Callum Paterson celebrate
Igor Rossi (left) has scored twice for Hearts

Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

Jack Hamilton takes a goal kick with his head heavily bandaged, while Ofosu Appiah carries on after a tongue lashing from Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson, who is obviously unhappy with the Ghanaian's challenge on the goalkeeper.

Champions League latest:

Lincoln Red Imps FC 1 - 0 Flora (Chipolina)

Joseph Chipolina scores a penalty after 15 minutes to give the home side the lead and level the tie at 2-2 on aggregate. Flora at the moment are still set to face Celtic in the next round on the away goals rule if the score stays the same.  

Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

A stretcher is being called for. It looks like Infonet's Ofosu Appiah is the man being taken from the field. Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton is having his head bandaged.


Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

Jevgeni Harin, who scored for Infonet in the first leg, slides in to meet a low cross and his looping effort hits the crossbar. Infonet's Ofosu Appiah clashes with Hearts goalkeeper Jack Hamilton as they go for the loose ball and both are left in a heap on the floor nursing injuries.

Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

It is Prince Buaben's turn to be wrapped in cotton wool, with the Hearts midfielder coming off and John Souttar taking his place.

Infonet Tallin 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser

"It is right to take Jamie Walker off and wrap him up for next week. He's had a couple of heavy challenges. He's been sensational, he's been the best player on the park. He has been involved in all four goals."

Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

Jamie Walker has been excellent for Hearts, but the forward is given a rest with the tie well won, being replaced with Sam Nicholson.

Murray mania

Not so good news for Scottish interest at Wimbledon, Jamie Murray and partner Bruno Soares being knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the doubles, going down 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 10-8 to Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

However, wee brother Andy has just taken the first set of his singles quarter-final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, although it was a bit of a struggle before the Dunblane lad came through after a tie break.

Dejection for Jamie Murray (right)

Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (agg 3-6)

Jamie Walker is causing problems every time he fires in a corner and this time his cross finds the head of Callum Paterson, but the scorer of the opening goal sends his effort over the crossbar.

Celtic eyes on Gibraltar

There is Celtic interest this evening. Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar have just kicked off at home to Infonet's city rivals, Flora Tallinn. Brendan Rodger's side will play the winner next week in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

The Estonian side lead 2-1 from the first leg.


Infonet Tallinn 2-4 Hearts (Vladimir Voskoboinikov)

Vladimir Voskoboinikov, who was Infonet's most impressive player in the first leg, comes to life firing in off the far post after a free kick is floated into the Hearts penalty box.

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Infonet Tallinn 1-4 Hearts (agg 2-6)

That mini goalfest prevented me telling you about Infonet making two changes at half-time, with midfielder Pavel Domov replacing defender Vladimir Avilov and Haminu Draman coming on for Nikolai Mashichev in the middle of the park. It threatened to bring them back into the game - but only briefly after Hearts restored their three-goal advantage.


Infonet Tallinn 1-4 Hearts (Igor Rossi)

Hearts strike back immediately as Ofosu Appiah's poor clearing header at the back post falls to Igor Rossi and the defender sweeps in his second goal of the evening.

Rossi scores the fourth goal


Infonet Tallinn 1-3 Hearts (Alim Ozturk og)

Alim Ozturk, having scored at one end, slides in at the front post to deflect a cross into his own net to give Infonet a lifeline.

Infonet Tallinn 0-3 Hearts (agg 1-5)

Infonet goalkeeper Matvei Igonen makes a hash of a looping Callum Paterson header from a Jamie Walker corner. Conor Sammon puts the ball in the net, but the referee had already blown for a foul.


Infonet Tallinn 0-3 Hearts (agg 1-5)

We are off again in Tallinn, where the sun is shining on Hearts' Europa League hopes.

Infonet Tallinn 0-3 Hearts (agg 1-5)

The teams are back on the pitch, but Infonet have yet to turn up on the night!

Infonet Tallinn 0-3 Hearts (agg 1-5)

Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser

"Infonet have been poor, but it's all credit to Hearts. We said that they would get better with a week's training and 90 minutes under their belt and you can really see that they've come on in six days."

Hearts' Liam Smith (left) is tackled by Jevgeni Harin

It is a no-contest really. This team don't look capable of scoring while Hearts look like scoring every time they put a ball into the penalty box

Billy BrownFormer Hearts coach on BBC Radio Scotland


Infonet Tallinn 0-3 Hearts (agg 1-5)


Infonet Tallinn 0-3 Hearts (Alim Ozturk)

Another Jamie Walker corner causes havoc in the Infonet penalty box. He again finds the head of Igor Rossi and, although his effort doesn't find the target this time, it is flicked on and into the net by his partner in central defence, Alim Ozturk.

Alim Ozturk celebrates his goal

Infonet Tallinn 0-2 Hearts (agg 1-4)

Hearts have this game by the scruff of the neck. They have silenced the home crowd and the shouts echoing round the stadium resemble the atmosphere of a pre-season friendly.

Infonet Tallin 0-2 Hearts (agg 1-4)

Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser

"The Hearts back four have equipped themselves really well. There's a good line to them. The two full-backs are playing slightly in front of the centre-backs. So far, Vladimir Voskoboinikov has not caused any danger. Last week at Tynecastle, he and the front two were very potent together. But tonight they've had very little supply."

Hearts Jamboree

It has been a fine start for Hearts in Estonia, with Callum Paterson (second right) and Igor Rossi heading them 2-0 ahead and 4-1 up on aggregate.

Hearts players celebrate the first goal

Infonet Tallinn 0-2 Hearts (agg 1-4)

Arnaud Djoum and Jamie Walker both have shots blocked at point-blank range as Hearts look to increase their lead further.

Infonet Tallinn 0-2 Hearts (agg 1-4)

Prince Buaben floats in a cross to the near post and Conor Sammon comes close to his first goal since joining Hearts this summer from Derby County, but the Irish striker's header loops wide of the far post from 12 yards.

Infonet Tallinn 0-2 Hearts (agg 1-4)

Matvei Igonen looked suspect at Hearts' goals and the Infonet goalkeeper does not look too clever as he needs to gather Alim Ozturk's free-kick at the second attempt.