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Summary

  1. FT: Aberdeen 3-0 Ventspils (Stockley, Rooney, Burns)
  2. FT: Hibernian 0-1 Brondby (Wilczek)
  3. FT: Birkirkara 0-0 Hearts

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By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

"We started with good intensity against the ball. We finished the first half really strong. Jayden's first goal was magnificent, Rooney's goal is typical. Defensively, we deserve a lot of plaudits. It is very important to keep clean sheets at home in Europe."

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon

"I was pleased with everything apart from the first minute. I have to compliment the fitness levels. For me, the tie's not over. He [the referee] was so inconsistent all night and his relationship with his assistants was poor."

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson

"We kept our patience, we kept our discipline and we didn't give anything away. We had a few opportunities. It wasn't to be tonight. Nil-nil here against Birkirkara in the heat is a good result."

Wes Burns scores for Aberdeen against Ventspils
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Wes Burns (number eight) got Aberdeen's third goal late on against Ventspils

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Strength in depth from the Dons bench tonight. Must be some sort of record for a goal scoring European debut. Burns is on fire!

John MacLean, Blue Oyster Bar, Spain

Mixed results for Scots

So, a win, a draw and a defeat for Scotland's Europa League qualifying representatives this evening.

Aberdeen look well placed to progress while Hearts know any win next week will take them through but Hibs have it all to do in their tie.

FULL-TIME

Hibernian 0-1 Brondby

Hibs will need to score in Denmark to keep their Europa League hopes alive after losing at home to Brondby. The Easter Road side competed well against their visitors but could not recover from losing an early goal.

Johan Larsson and Grant Holt
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FULL-TIME

Aberdeen 3-0 Ventspils

The Dons are well on their way to the third qualifying round after three second-half goals put them in control against Ventspils.

Adam Rooney scores for Aberdeen
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GOAL Aberdeen 3-0 Ventspils (Burns)

Another goal from a substitute as debutant Wes Burns nods into the net moments after coming on. That could be a tie-clinching goal.

Hibernian 0-1 Brondby

A strike by John McGinn from 30 yards cannot seriously test the Brondby goalkeeper. The Hibs midfielder has put in a good shift tonight, though.

Dons delight

Aberdeen players celebrating
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Jayden Stockley (second from right) got Aberdeen's opener before Adam Rooney (far left) doubled the advantage

FULL-TIME

Birkirkara 0-0 Hearts

It's goalless at the midway stage of Hearts' tie with Birkirkara. The visitors dominated but could not find a breakthrough in the Malta heat.

Callum Paterson and Joe Zerafa
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GOAL Aberdeen 2-0 Ventspils (Rooney)

And it's another for Aberdeen with Adam Rooney applying a left-foot finish following a scramble in the box from a corner.

Birkirkara 0-0 Hearts

Just a few minutes left in Malta. Both sides looking tired.

GOAL Aberdeen 1-0 Ventspils (Stockley)

Jayden Stockley, just on for Kenny McLean, heads the opener for Aberdeen from a Jonny Hayes cross.

Hibernian 0-1 Brondby

Hibs forward Grant Holt is told to get back to his feet after going down in the box. More frustration for the hosts.

Teemu Pukki
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Former Celtic striker Teemu Pukki has entered the fray for Brondby in the second half against Hibs

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How that's not a red card for Ash Taylor, I don't know. Things needing changed from the sub's bench.

Bryce, Aberdeen

Hibernian 0-1 Brondby

Hibs have been unable to maintain the intensity they had at the end of the first half. Liam Fontaine and James Keatings come on with Dylan McGeouch and Marvin Bartley making way.

Aberdeen 0-0 Ventspils

Liam McLeod

BBC Sport Scotland at Pittodrie

"It's been a frustrating night for Aberdeen so far."

Birkirkara 0-0 Hearts

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland in Malta

"A terrific effort by Alim Ozturk fully 40 yards from goal and with the wind behind only the crossbar denied Hearts the opener. Birkirkara look as if they will settle for this scoreline now as they have rarely ventured forward in the second half."

YELLOW CARDS

Aberdeen 0-0 Ventspils

A sign of Aberdeen's frustration. Ash Taylor is fortunate to receive only a yellow card for a lunging challenge before Kenny McLean is also booked, this time for dissent.

Birkirkara 0-0 Hearts

Hearts appear to be the most likely of the Scottish contingent to score this evening. Despite the heat in Malta, they have been well on top in their match.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Birkirkara 0-0 Hearts

A thunderous effort from distance by Hearts captain Alim Ozturk smacks the crossbar.

KICK-OFF

Hibernian 0-1 Brondby

And Hibs have resumed against Brondby.

KICK-OFF

Aberdeen 0-0 Ventspils

The second half at Pittodrie is underway.

Aberdeen 0-0 Ventspils

Stuart Duff

Former Aberdeen defender

"Aberdeen have the likes of Miles Storey and Wes Burns who can come on and make a difference. They're causing problems down the wing."

Nikola Boranijasevic and Jonny Hayes
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Neil Lennon
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Hibs manager Neil Lennon was sent to the stand in the first half against Brondby

KICK-OFF

Birkirkara 0-0 Hearts

Hearts' away leg against Birkirkara resumes for the second half.

HALF-TIME

Aberdeen 0-0 Ventspils

No goals so far at Pittodrie with Aberdeen having a few half-chances in the opening 45 minutes.

HALF-TIME

Hibernian 0-1 Brondby

Hibs pressed as half-time approached but could not get level before the break. That early Kamil Wilczek goal still the difference between the sides.

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 0-0 Ventspils

Aberdeen are getting closer. Niall McGinn cuts back for Graeme Shinnie, whose shot is fumbled by the goalkeeper, but Nikita Kolesovs clears off the line.

Aberdeen 0-0 Ventspils

Graeme Shinnie and Vitalijs Recickis
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Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie (left) battles for the ball against Ventspils' Vitalijs Recickis

HALF-TIME

Birkirkara 0-0 Hearts

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Sport Scotland in Malta

"Hearts will be happy with the opening 45 minutes against a well organised outfit who look content to hit on the break.

"The Tynecastle side with the bulk of the possession with Callum Paterson and Jamie Walker looking to pose a threat down the flanks at every opportunity.

"Srdan Dimitrov looks to be the home side's best hope of breaching the Hearts rearguard but they have rarely threatened."

Matthew Guillaumier and Perry Kitchen
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Aberdeen 0-0 Ventspils

An Adam Rooney header for Aberdeen moments ago was smothered by the goalkeeper.

Brondby players celebrating
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Brondby had a very early goal to celebrate at Easter Road