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Summary

  1. Saints knocked out of Europa League
  2. Southampton needed to win to progress
  3. Van Dijk levelled in injury time, but it was not enough
  4. Saints fell behind with 15 mins to go - a goalless draw would have sent them through

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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

Where do you fancy for a spring break then Manchester United fans? Amsterdam? Copenhagen? Rome? Prague? Some attractive jaunts there.

Rostov or Giurgiu may be less appealing for Spurs fans. But spare a thought for Southampton fans. Their New Year trips will be restricted to Norwich and Burnley. At least they will be easier on the wallet.

Join us tomorrow for more live football in the Championship and Scottish Premiership. Cheerio!

Who could Spurs play?

Last-32 draw on Monday

Tottenham will be a seeded side in the draw as they were among the best third-placed finishers in the Champions League groups.

That means they can play any of the sides who finished second in the Europa League groups. They can also play any of the four teams who were the worst third-place finishers in the Champions League.

In a nutshell, Spurs can meet:

Anderlecht, Astra Giurgiu, AZ Alkmaar, Celta Vigo, Gent, Hapoel Beer-Sheva, Krasnodar, Legia Warsaw, Ludogorets, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Olympiacos, PAOK, Rostov orVillarreal.

Next for Man Utd?

Last-32 draw Monday

Manchester United will be unseeded as they finished second in their group.

They can therefore play the best third-placed finishers from the Europa League but cannot meet Tottenham as they are also from England.

United could face:

Apoel Nicosia, Saint-Etienne, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Roma, Athletic Bilbao, Ajax, Shakhtar Donetsk, Schalke, Fiorentina, Sparta Prague, Osmanlispor, FC Copenhagen, Lyon or Besiktas.

Don't forget...

Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

The Daily Mail's Sam Cunningham picks up on an invite some may not want to hear just now.

'Don't forget we've got a Checkatrade Trophy match coming up this month,' says the tannoy announcer. Yeah, that'll soften the blow.

We shouldn't concede like that - Van Dijk

Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Southampton skipper Virgil van Dijk, speaking to BT Sport: "I feel so disappointed especially because of the way we conceded the goal. We can't let that happen at this level. I'm frustrated and struggling to put that frustration into words. 

"We wanted to win because if you play on a goalless draw it can go the wrong way. We had opportunities in the first half and we weren't clinical enough."

On Oriol Romeu losing possession on the edge of his area before Hapoel's goal: "The ball was close to our own box and we tried to play out, they pressed kamikaze-like and they won it. We need to look at it and improve a lot."

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Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Hapoel's players are throwing manager Barak Bakhar up in the air as they celebrate a famous night in their club's history. You know it is big when the 'bumps' coems out.

Barak Bakhar
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Avoid?

Last-32 draw on Monday

Manchester United could face 14 possible sides in the last-32. All four of the Europa League's unbeaten outfits are on the list.

4 - Teams unbeaten in the 2016/17 Europa League group stages: Shakhtar Donetsk AS Roma Saint-Etienne @AFCAjax Candidates.

Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Southampton skipper Virgil van Dijk is fronting up for the post-matches cameras. Fair play. I'd have hid in the shower after that. The words 'disappointing' and 'frustrated' are used often by the Dutchman. Full quotes to come.

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Neil Killick: Shameful Tactics Puel.  

Andrew Priestley: Southampton tried to hold out for the 0-0 draw that would have seen them through. Risky tactics that look very foolish now.

Daniel Woodley: Southampton have danced with the devil all night and now they have paid the price. Poor tactics all evening from Puel's side.

Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Heartwarming scenes at St Mary's (for the non-Southampton fans at least) as Hapoel Beer Sheva's squad celebrate their remarkable success with the 1,500 travelling fans in one corner.

They're partying like they have won the whole competition. And why not. It is the furthest they have ever gone in an European competition and they are also the first Israeli club to win on English soil.

Hapoel Beer Sheva
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Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

The final whistle is greeted by loud whoops of delight by the Israeli players, with the bench racing on to the pitch to join their jubilant team-mates.

Hapoel Beer Sheva, who had never played in the Europa League proper before this season, join Manchester United and Tottenham in the round of 32.

Hapoel Beer Sheva
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FULL-TIME

Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Put those passports away Southampton fans. Saints are out of the Europa League.

Ryan Bertrand
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Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Hapoel race to the other end on the counter. And they win a corner. Game over surely...

Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

SO CLOSE! James Ward-Prowse swings in a cross to the far post - and there is Maya Yoshida. He must score! He doesn't. The Japan defender heads agonisingly wide...

GOAL - Southampton 1-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Virgil van Dijk

GAME ON!

Virgil van Dijk pops up in the Hapoel box to calmly sidefoot in Dusan Tadic's cross.

Southampton are still going out as it stands. But they are through if they score again....

Virgil van Dijk
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Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Faces around St Mary's are as gloomy as the south coast sky. Three minutes of stoppage time to create a footballing miracle.

Southampton fan
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Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Another cross into the box - this time from the left - is flung towards Maya Yoshida. He's like a modern-day Paul Warhurst. But his header lacks power and Hapoel keeper David Goresh easily gathers.

Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

James Ward-Prowse swings in a cross from the right flank, with Shane Long and Maya Yoshida - now playing as an emergency centre-forward - lurking. But Hapoel defender Miguel Vitor wants it more than both of them, making sure he wins the header.

Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

A half-hearted shout of handball in the Hapoel box by those Saints fans left at St Mary's. Plenty have already scarpered to the car park.

The referee shakes his head. On we go...

Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Hapoel are content to slow down the pace and knock the ball around casually in midfield. Five more minutes to see out.

Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

The plug has been pulled on Southampton. Their confidence has disappeared down the drain. 

Fraser Forster
Reuters

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Final roll of the dice from Claude Puel. On comes James Ward-Prowse. Is he going to be the two-goal hero? Doubt it.

Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Southampton look to have been the architects of their own downfall. Not enough confidence or quality in the final third. Now they *appear to* have paid the price.

Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

One shot on target, one goal. That's all it takes folks.

Maor Buzaglo
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GOAL - Southampton 0-1 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Maor Buzaglo

Someone call the cops. Southampton have been mugged. They have been attacked on the sly and now they're in serious bother.

Maor Buzaglo whips in a stunning strike to put Hapoel on the verge of the last 32. Southampton now need two goals to go through...

Maor Buzaglo
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Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Another change for Hapoel. On comes Yuval Shabtai. They MUST score if they are going through. And they got a late one against Inter Milan remember. Just saying...

Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Southampton fans have seen a few turkeys over the years. Ali Dia, for example. Now a few turkeys have turned up in the stands. Well, blokes wearing turkey festive hats. And a Santa. We know what present Claude Puel will be hoping he can bring in the last 15 minutes...

Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

A few groans from the nervous home fans as Nathan Redmond is dispossessed on the left edge  of the Hapoel box. Things getting edgy at St Mary's.

Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Just joining us? Firstly, shame on you. Secondly, here's the current state of play.

Southampton are going through to the last 32.

If this stays goalless then they're through. But if Hapeol nick a goal then it could be farewell to Europe until next summer's trip to Marbella.

Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Close! Possibly Southampton's best chance. The Hapoel keeper goes wandering when Ryan Bertrand's cross comes in from the right, flapping like a flag in a gale-force wind. Virgil van Dijk sneaks ahead of David Goresh's hands, but the ball drifts over the far post.

Virgil van Dijk
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Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Despite it not going his way yet, Nathan Redmond still looks one of the likeliest sources of a Southampton goal. If he keeps going - and not letting his head drop - then you could see him creating something.

Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Nathan Redmond has had one of those nights. Plenty of endeavour but nothing has come off for him. He tries to take on Hapoel defender Ben Bitton but the ball hits his shins and goes out for a goal-kick.

Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Chance! Well, a half chance. And it falls to, yes, Dusan Tadic. Oriol Romeu's effort deflects into the Serb's path and his shot clips a white shirt to go away from goal.

Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Dusan Tadic's first appearance in four weeks has lifted the home crowd. And it seems to have lifted his team. Saints playing with a bit more purpose now.

Dusan Tadic
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Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Here he is. Dusan Tadic comes on dressed as Zorro. Let's see if he can guide Southampton to a fairytale future. Off goes teenager Josh Sims.

Dusan Tadic
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Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Looks like Saints are going to respond to that Hapoel change. Dusan Tadic, wearing a mask to protect that broken cheekbone, is taking off his tracksuit...

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Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

Hapoel coach Barak Bakhar - hailed as the 'new Avram Grant' by some Israelis (make of that what you will) - decides it is time for a tactical tweak. Off goes Ovidiu Hoban with the more attack-minded Mohammad Ghadir coming on.

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Robbie: Saints looking good but it seems when they lose the ball in opposition box their heads seem to drop...c'mon Saints!!!

Southampton 0-0 Hapoel Beer Sheva

None of those corners produce anything close to a goal, however. Hapoel hold firm - they are going to have to push forward at some point soon then.