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  1. McGinn misses penalty as Brondby win shootout 5-3
  2. Hibs win 1-0 after extra-time to level tie at 1-1
  3. David Gray scores winner before going off injured
  4. Hearts lose 2-1 at home v Birkirkara to go out
  5. Aberdeen win 1-0 (Rooney) at Ventspils to progress
  6. Dons keeper Lewis saved first-half penalty

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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That's all folks

I'm off for a lie down. Thanks for your company on a mixed day for Scottish teams in Europe.

Aberdeen are left to fly the flag in the Europa League and will be at home to Slovenian side Maribor next week, the kind of team my dad would describe as "a crack outfit"...

Hibs can hold their heads up high after losing a penalty shoot-out in Copenhagen but Hearts will be scratching theirs and wondering how they managed to lose at home to a team from Malta.

Good night.

Lennon still smarting over first leg loss

Manager Neil Lennon talking to BBC Radio Scotland

"I thought we were the better team over two legs. I'm proud and pleased with the players because they did exactly what we wanted them to. 

"If it wasn't for some poor refereeing in the first leg there would have been no need for us to go into extra time tonight.

"Any luck going in this tie went against us but I can't speak highly enough of the team."

'Hearts will learn from loss'

Head coach Robbie Nielson talking to BBC Radio Scotland

"We're devastated. It was a year's work to get here and we've let it slip.

"But this is a young team and they will learn."

Penalty pain for Hibees

This is what it feels like to miss in a penalty shoot-out...

John McGinn was the only player not to score from the spot as Hibs were edged out by Brondby.

A sore one for sure, but the midfielder put in a great shift, like all of his team-mates.

Read the match report here.

John McGinn is comforted by by his team-mates
John McGinn is comforted by by his team-mates

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Peter, Newlands: Where do you place the Hearts result tonight in the context of last week's Celtic result being the worst in Scottish football history? Maltese champs for Goodness sake. 

Peter Flanagan: Every time we think Scottish football can't get any worse we're proved wrong. Another black night.

Promising signs for Hibs

FT: Brondby 0-1 Hibernian (agg: 1-1) Brondby win 5-3 on pens

"There was a real spirit about Hibs," says BBC Sportsound pundit Craig Paterson. "The performance was great, so many positives. They matched Brondby in every aspect over two legs. If they can maintain this level of focus, they will be very hard to beat in the Championship."

And then there was one

Aberdeen only team left in Europa League

I'm starting to see double, having started this page back at 15:30 when we had hopes of three Scottish sides progressing.

After a drama packed evening, Aberdeen are the only team left standing.

Fans of the Edinburgh sides will be feeling blue but Hibs went down fighting against a team with good pedigree, winning away from home on the night only to lose out on penalties.

Hearts will be smarting after a limp display but it could all have been different if Prince Buaben had converted a first-half penalty.

Aberdeen won 1-0 in Latvia
Aberdeen won 1-0 in Latvia, progressing 4-0 on aggregate


Hearts 1-2 Birkirkara

A chorus of boos from the frustrated home fans... Hearts are dumped out of Europe by Maltese opposition.

Conor Sammon's header with 27 minutes left raised hopes but two sucker-punches left them with a mountain to climb.

Just a third win from 24 European ties for the visitors.

Hearts 1-2 Birkirkara

We're into stoppage-time at Tynecastle and Hearts need two goals.

Hibs go out on penalties

Hibs keeper Ross Laidlaw was very close to keeping out the first two Brondby penalties and the Danish side's fourth went in off the post. Fine margins and all that...

Hibs go out on penalties

FT: Brondby 0-1 Hibernian (agg 1-1) Brondby win 5-3 on pens

Alas, Jamie Murray and every other Hibs fan is left gutted as Brondby convert all five of their spot kicks.

John McGinn is the unfortunate man to have missed.

Penalty shoot-out

FT: Brondby 0-1 Hibernian (agg: 1-1)

Larsson slams the ball past Laidlaw, the keeper wasn't far away 1-0

A terrible effort from McGinn is saved 1-0

Norgaard 2-0 - Laidlaw gets a hand on it but can't keep it out.

Hanlon 2-1 - Again the keeper gets a touch but it's hard enough to squeeze in.

Stuckler 3-1 - Good strike, right in the corner.

Holt 3-2 - Sends the keeper the wrong way.  

Wilczek 4-2 - In off the post!

Boyle 4-3 - Very cool, bottom right corner.

Holst 5-3 - down the middle.

Agony for the Hibees...

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Calum: Can't believe Hibs are winning away in Brondby and Hearts losing at home to a Maltese team!  

Penalty shoot-out for Hibs

FT: Brondby 0-1 Hibernian (agg: 1-1)

Is it time for Ross Laidlaw to do a Conrad Logan?

GOAL Hearts 1-2 Birkirkara

Conor Sammon

Arnaud Djoum's cross meets the head of Conor Sammon who gets his first goal for Hearts and gives them a glimmer of hope.

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

A free header for Christian Norgaard from a corner but it's well off target.


Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

Big let-off for Hibs as a shot clips the heel of Liam Fontaine and the ball skids inches wide of the post, with Ross Laidlaw stranded.

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

More exhaustion than inspiration? John McGinn has a pot shot from deep inside his own half, having spotted the keeper off his line. The ball drifts well off target.

GOAL Hearts 0-2 Birkirkara

Edward Herrera

Is that game over for Hearts? A second goal for Birkirkara, Edward Herrera ghosting in on the right to shoot between Jack Hamilton's legs.

Three goals required now, with time running out...

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

I wouldn't fancy sitting next to Hibs boss Neil Lennon in the stand tonight. He must be kicking every ball up there since he is serving a touchline ban. Chairman Rod Petrie might have sore shins.

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Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

Lovely stuff from John McGinn as he glides away from three players in a tight situation and drives forward to draw a foul in the opposition half.


Hearts 0-1 Birkirkara

Almost an instant reaction from Hearts. Sam Nicholson skips infield from the left and rattles a shot off the crossbar. Juanma has been brought on to add to the home side's attacking options.

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

Half time in extra time comes as Brondby goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow confidently clutches a corner. It's been even, with both teams looking pretty knackered. Are we on for penalties?

GOAL Hearts 0-1 Birkirkara

Christian Bubalovic

Huge setback for Hearts. The ball drops to Christian Bubalovic inside the area and he lashes the ball into the corner of the net. The home side need two goals now...

Birkirkara celebrate

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

Marvin Bartley has been a rock in midfield for Hibs but he's run out of steam. Jordon Forster slots into central defence and Paul Hanlon will step into a more advanced role.

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

Play is stretched as legs tire but 35-year-old striker Grant Holt is still going strong up front for Hibs. Will the big man get a sight of goal tonight?

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

Some of the Hibs players are breathing hard now. The Danes are a few weeks ahead in terms of fitness, with their league campaign kicking off last weekend.

In all the excitement I forgot to tell you that James Keatings is on for Jason Cummings, Hibs making the change in stoppage-time.


Hearts 0-0 Birkirkara

The action resumes at Tynecastle. Will Hearts find a way through in the second half?

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

The ball falls kindly to John McGinn some 25 yards out and he has thoughts of crashing in a spectacular winner. Unfortunately, his first-time strike sails high over the target.

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Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

Hibs win a corner as extra time begins but Darren McGregor's header is easily clutched by the home keeper.

Extra-time in Denmark

FT: Brondby 0-1 Hibernian (agg: 1-1)

We'll get another 30 minutes in Copenhagen as Hibs survive a late onslaught.

A few leg rubs for the weary looking visitors, while the hosts get a ticking off from an angry looking manager.


Hearts 0-0 Birkirkara

Richard Wilson

BBC Scotland at Tynecastle

"A frustrating opening period for Hearts. They have been unable to command the game, being wasteful in possession and struggling to break in behind the Birkirkara back-line. The visitors have been more willing to attack than in the first leg, but Hearts should still be in front since Prince Buaben ought to have converted his penalty kick. 

"Hearts have enough talent and threat to win this tie, but they need to raise their game, take more advantage of the width of their team, and try to get Nicholson and Walker onto the ball more often."


Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

With extra time looming, Hibs are really hanging on, fending off wave after wave of attacks. Johan Larsson skips past John McGinn on the right side of the box and curls a shot towards the far corner but Ross Laidlaw gets fingertips to it - a fantastic save.

Brondby 0-1 Hibernian

Former Celtic striker Teemu Pukki gets the wrong side of the Hibs defence and takes a tumble under pressure from Darren McGregor. The Brondby man went down very easily and the home fans are screaming for a red card but it's just a booking for the big defender.

The free-kick is easily stopped by Ross Laidlaw.


Hearts 0-0 Birkirkara

Faycal Rherra, with a burst of pace and intent, almost makes the breakthrough for Hearts. Bursting forward from left-back, he surges into the area then steers a shot across goal and just wide.