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Andy Campbell and Paul Fletcher

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  1. Farewell

    So, a much longer evening than we perhaps anticipated.

    West Ham just about got over the line, Aberdeen also progressed, but no such joy for Inverness CT - or Linfield and Newtown AFC for that matter.

    We will be back with more football action on Saturday plus the draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifying groups.

    Between now and then make sure you stay across Sportsday for all the latest transfer news.

  2. Astra up next

    West Ham's reward for their shootout win? Well, they will play Astra Giurgiu in the next round of Europa League qualifying.

    I wonder if they'll fare any better in that one?

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham (agg 1-1, West Ham win 5-3 on penalties)

    What did we make of that? Worrying? Or something we can put down to pre-season?

    Either way, I think a huge amount of credit must go to the Maltese side. West Ham did not really look like scoring pretty much throughout the match.

  6. West Ham through on penalties

    Cool as you like from Diego Poyet. That must be the Uruguayan in him.


    Birkirkara 3-5 West Ham - Diego Poyet

    A touch of class! The youngster is as calm as you could possibly be, waiting for the keeper to move before steering in. Dad Gus will be proud.

    West Ham are through by the skin of their teeth.


    Birkirkara 3-4 West Ham - Edmond Agius

    Massive run-up, huge! He steams in from the Pavilion End but coolly fires home...


    Birkirkara 2-4 West Ham - Joey O'Brien

    Fantastic strike. High, into the top corner.


    Birkirkara 2-3 West Ham - Nikola Vukanac

    Wild! He looked nervous, blowing his cheeks at the end of his run-up, and the defender balloons it!

    Advantage Hammers.

  11. SCORES

    Birkirkara 2-3 West Ham - Aaron Cresswell

    What you want from a left-back. Hard and low, into the corner. Stuart Pearce or Ian Harte would be pleased with that.

  12. SCORES

    Birkirkara 2-2 West Ham - Vino Plut

    Steers into the top corner. Textbook.

  13. SCORES

    Birkirkara 1-2 West Ham - Mauro Zarate

    Down the middle, not the best strike but the keeper dived very early and it's safely home.

  14. SCORES

    Birkirkara 1-1 West Ham - Paul Fenech

    Maltese magic! Pick that one out. Bang, into the top bin.

  15. SCORES

    Birkirkara 0-1 West Ham - Mark Noble

    A long wait, but West Ham's go-to penalty man Noble keeps his cool and slots home.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Adrian trying to draw some noise from the West Ham fans. Here we go...

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Lots of liquid being taken on board, a few rub downs, a few players in animated conversation, others gathering their thoughts. Who thought Europa League qualifying could produce this?

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Slaven Bilic is clapping his hands, looking around, trying to rouse his players.

    Who fancies it lads?

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Who is your money on?


    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Penalties it is...


    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Matt Jarvis cuts the ball back towards Modibo Maiga but it is cut out. The crowd are trying to raise their tiring team, see them through to a shootout. Just a couple of minutes left.

    Martin Samuelson replaces Matt Jarvis.


    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Modibo Maiga has the ball in the net, slots home, but the flag goes straight up for offside. Very tight but probably the right decision.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Five minutes left, West Ham knocking the ball around the middle of the park. Slaven Bilic does not look thrilled on the touchline.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Yes, I thought Scotland looked very low.....

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham win a series of free-kicks but just cannot make the breakthrough. Eight minutes from a penalty shootout.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    So, we are 10 v 10 but it is the home team who attack next, striking on the break and Edmond Agius is well placed and forces a save from Adrian.

  30. RED CARD

    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham - Mauricio Mazzetti

    The Hammers are enjoying most of the possession now and win a free-kick about 10 yards outside the Birkirkara area for a foul on Mauro Zarate.

    The foul is by Edmond Agius and I'm not sure whether the impressive Mauricio Mazzetti said something but he was soon shown a second yellow.

  31. KICK-OFF

    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Hmm, I must confess I'm slightly confused.

    I had a look at Malta club coefficients rankings on the Uefa website and saw that they were 45th.

    Coefficients rankings

    But another page I've just seen on the Uefa website suggests they are 51st.

    No matter, they are doing very well against the Hammers - we are 15 minutes from penalties.


    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Very little to report from the first half of extra-time.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Birkirkara finished third in their domestic league last season.

    The tempo of the game is now incredibly slow from both teams. Can West Ham finally make their supposed extra class show? Matt Jarvis still has plenty of running in him and the Hammers are starting to exert a little more influence.

  35. Could be worse?

    Skonto players look dejected

    Hammers fans spare a thought for supporters of Skonto FC from Latvia. They've been tonked 9-2 at Debrecen this evening.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham win a corner - what can they do? The ball breaks to the increasingly influential Matt Jarvis, whose strike is deflected wide.

    From another corner Birkirkara break but Vito Plut's weak shot is poor and easily saved.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Birkirkara's keeper Justin Haber has a white kit on and there is hardly a mark on it.

    The Hammers, in their away kit, have lacked speed in possession, their passing has been poor.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

  39. KICK-OFF

    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    The Maltese side have rarely been threatened this evening. It has been poor.

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    Elsewhere in Europe

    Farewell to Linfield as far as the Europa League is concerned after they were defeated 3-1 by Spartak Trnava. That tie ended 5-2 on aggregate.


    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    And so we have extra-time.

    Yes, you have read that correctly. The Hammers have now played more than half the game with 10 men.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Into injury-time. This has been poor. Modibo Maiga seems incapable of holding the ball up.

  43. Text us on 80295

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    Michael, Shetland says he's about to book the next Pittodrie European game on 6th August after an absence of 25 years since leaving university! Well done the Dons!!!


    Aberdeen 2-2 HNK Rijeka (Agg 5-2)

    Aberdeen players celebrate

    Aberdeen safely through in the end after a couple of wabbles in the second half when Rijeka temporarily ate into the Dons'aggregate lead. Derek McInnes's side will face Kairat Almaty in the next round.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham have a free-kick well within range. Aaron Cresswell takes it but it comes to nothing.


    Aberdeen 2-2 HNK Rijeka

    Well into stoppage time at Pittodrie now.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    James Tomkins won't be scoring in injury-time this week. But will any Hammers? About 5 minutes left.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Argentine central defender Mauricio Mazzetti is not afraid of pushing forward. He passes to Ryan Camenzuli, who then forces a save with a long-range strike that Adrian comfortably saves.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    We've got about eight minutes of normal time remaining and no sign of a decisive goal from either team.

    I'm sure that West Ham, a man down and lacking match sharpness, are just desperate for another 30 minutes.


    Aberdeen 2-2 HNK Rijeka

    Aberdeen forward Niall McGinn

    Niall McGinn, the scorer of Aberdeen's first goal this evening, is replaced by Willo Flood.

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    Around six minutes left for Aberdeen as they canter towards the next round but extra-time beckons for West Ham...


    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    And off he goes...former Italy striker Fabrizio Miccoli is replaced by Vito Plut. Miccoli is 36 now and does not look in the greatest of shape.

    Mind you, he has scored the game's only goal.

  53. Text us on 80295

    Scotts & Nicholsons: "Back in the game. Yass!! Keeping up with the Dandies via BBC in the Algarve again with awful wifi!! COYR!!!"

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    I know it is hot and still pre-season and the Hammers have had a man sent off but really, should West Ham be making such very, very hard work of this tie?


    Aberdeen 2-2 HNK Rijeka

    Peter Pawlett and Adam Rooney come on for Kenny McLean and David Goodwillie, with the latter getting a standing ovation from the crowd after setting up both of Aberdeen's goals tonight.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    And yes, for those wondering, Diego Poyet is indeed the son of Gus.

    There are 20 minutes of normal time left.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Finally some threat from West Ham, finally getting in behind Birkirkara and wanting a penalty after Mauricio Mazzetti appears to catch Matt Jarvis late after the Hammers man puts in a cross. Good appeal but it falls on deaf ears.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    We could be looking at extra time. I fancy that Fabrizio Miccoli will struggle to last through that.

  59. GOAL

    Aberdeen 2-2 HNK Rijeka (Hayes)

    Aberdeen players celebrating

    And that should be that as Jonny Hayes fires Aberdeen level on the night, with David Goodwillie again providing the assist. The Dons now lead 5-2 on aggregate.

  60. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    Niall McGinn scores

    Andrew Priestley: "Massive goal from Niall McGinn and Aberdeen! He has been the club's standout performer over the past couple of seasons. #bbcscotfootball"

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Rowen Muscat goes down. Not sure why, there was nobody near him as he did so. Seems to be holding his hip, but is back on his feet. The Maltese team are not in any obvious rush - and why would they be.

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    Aberdeen 1-2 HNK Rijeka

    That Niall McGinn goal means there cannot be extra-time at Pittodrie.

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    Elsewhere in Europe

    Copenhagen fans in Wales

    A sign in the Copenhagen end after they beat Newtown 3-1 tonight. I wonder if West Ham would rather be in Wales right now?


    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Substitution for West Ham - and a double one as Diego Poyet comes on for skipper Kevin Nolan and Modibo Maiga replaces Morgan Amalfitano. Interesting move.

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    Ryan Christie

    Eric: "#bbcscotfootball in truth Inverness were poor in both legs"

  66. GOAL

    Aberdeen 1-2 HNK Rijeka (McGinn)

    Aberdeen players celebrating

    But wait, Niall McGinn responds immediately for the Dons, converting David Goodwillie's low cross with a fine finish. The Dons now lead 4-2 on aggregate.

  67. GOAL

    Aberdeen 0-2 HNK Rijeka (Kvrzic)

    Zoran Kvrzic's scores for HNK Rijeka against Aberdeen

    It just got a bit more nervous for the Dons as Zoran Kvrzic's shot takes a deflection and finds the net.

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    Aberdeen 0-1 HNK Rijeka

    What a miss! David Goodwillie is released down the right and centres for Jonny Hayes, who elects to stoop and head the ball and contrives to miss the target.

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    Former Aberdeen captain Willie Miller

    "It makes it a little bit more nervous but Aberdeen are still in control. It's up to the players to handle the situation."

  70. GOAL

    Aberdeen 0-1 HNK Rijeka (agg 3-1) - Marin Tomasov (58 mins)

    Marin Tomasov scores for HNK Rijeka against Aberdeen

    Marin Tomasov reduces Rijeka's aggregate deficit, drifting into space in the inside right channel and steering the ball into the net after resisting a couple of challenges.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham messing about in a dangerous area and looking less than composed, conceding a throw-in.

    James Collins eases Fabrizio Miccoli away from the ball, using his superior strength as the Italian takes a tumble and looks at the referee. Nothing doing.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Fabrizio Miccoli whips in a dangerous corner that Adrian just manages to punch clear. The home side are visibly growing in confidence. I'm trying to think of West Ham's best moment so far. I'm not sure there has been one.

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    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    Jimmy Nicholl
    Image caption: A familiar face to many, former Aberdeen assistant manager Jimmy Nicholl takes in tonight's match at Pittodrie

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT (agg 1-0)

    Astra Giurgiu and Invernes Caledonian Thistle players

    It's all over in Romania and Inverness Caledonian Thistle's first foray into European competition comes to an end.

    A decent performance over the two legs from John Hughes' side but ultimately Astra Giurgiu captain Constantin Budescu's free-kick goal in Inverness last week proved to be the difference.

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    Elsewhere in Europe

    Newtown were defeated 3-1 by FC Copenhagen - the Welsh side defeated 5-1 on aggregate.

    Linfield remain 1-0 up against Spartak Trnava, that is 2-2 on aggregate so looking good right now for the Northern Irish side.

  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball & #bbcscotfootball

    Slaven Bilic

    Doug Singer: "#bbcscotfootball Hammers lacking any real fluency and even less discipline. Not really shocking. But Slaven Bilić has much work ahead."

  77. KICK-OFF

    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Play resumes in Malta. Ten man West Ham have it all to do.

  78. CLOSE!

    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    Ash Taylor gets on the end of Jonny Hayes delivery but cannot quite direct it on target. Early second-half applause from the home crowd.


    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Dani Lopez

    Into stoppage time now in Romania. Can Inverness get the goal to force extra-time?

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

  81. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Two excellent points...

    Ben Moore: Ironic that West Ham got to the Europa league through fair play and now two red cards in two games looks like sending them out

    James Grech: Won't be easy for West Ham: feels over 30ºC & almost 80% humidity. Hot, wet & uncomfortable: from a local sitting under the AC!

  82. KICK-OFF

    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    Back underway at Pittodrie.

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    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Owain Fon Williams denies Constantin Budescu as the Astra captain tries to finish the tie but it's still goalless on the night.

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    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    John Hughes

    Inverness manager John Hughes has thrown Richie Foran and Ross Draper on for the final few minutes. Both offer an aerial thread and the Highlanders will be hoping one of them can pop up with the goal that would level the tie...

  85. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stavros Makrozachopo: "It's July,it's Europa League,it's 2 weeks before the start of the PLeague but this will not go down well with the WestHam fans #bbcfootball"

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    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Aaron Doran gets into a dangerous position but scuffs his shot, relieving the pressure on the Astra defence. Around 12 minutes left...

  87. Text us on 80295

    Ross: "I think Aberdeen need to stay defensive more than offensive so they don't concede"

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    Colin Webster: "Trying to follow the @ictfc game on holiday in Portugal..with terrible wifi connection! #bbcscotfootball"

    Paulinator Maximus: "#bbcfootball west ham have to move the ball more quickly. This is easy for Birkirkara to defend."


    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Marcelina has a shot saved on the stroke of half-time.

    West Ham a goal down and a man down. And you have to say, looking pretty rattled. The tie is level on aggregate.

    Slaven Bilic has got a big 15 minutes coming up here or the Hammers could be out of Europe before they've really got going.


    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen

    And that Niall McGinn shot brings the first half to a close with the Dons still three up on aggregate and still very much on course for the next round.


    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    Niall McGinn's shot takes a deflection en route to goal and goalkeeper Simon Sluga does well to turn the ball away.

  92. RED CARD

    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham - James Tomkins

    Some serious handbags here. Lots of pushing and shoving in the Birkirkara area after Nikola Vukanac goes down following a tangle with James Tomkins. Both looked guilty of going for each other in what has been a bad-tempered game.

    Vukanac is incensed and after a lengthy delay the West Ham man is shown a red card. A big surprise, not a red for me. Vukanac is just booked. No wonder plenty of away fans are in full-on teapot mode.

    Bad to worse.

  93. Text us on 80295

    Adam in Edinburgh: "Such a shame Caley don't have a suitable striker anymore, we lose a good one a every couple of seasons and clearly haven't replaced well this time unfortunately."

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    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Scotland in Romania

    "Inverness still very much in this match. Still struggling to create chances. The game's becoming a bit more stretched and if they get the chance, they'll have to take it."

    Filipe Teixeira and Ryan Christie
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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    West Ham look like a team some way short of match sharpness.

    That said, they finally string a series of passes together and work their way upfield, eventually winning a corner. Like so much for the Hammers this half though, it comes to nothing.

  96. Join the debate at #bbcfootball & #bbcscotfootball

    Jonny Motion: "#bbcfootball the ref at the aberdeen game is obviously just here for the free holiday, cause he hasn't made one good decision so far"

    Sean Fitzgerald: "#bbcscotfootball typical West Ham, a game they should really be winning they are behind, same old players, same old outcome"

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    Elsewhere in Europe

    Stephen Lowry has scored for Linfield, that puts them 1-0 up on the night against Spartak Trnava and the tie finely balanced, 2-2 on aggregate.

    FC Copenhagen 3-1 up at Newtown.


    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    A bit of panic for Rijeka as Jonny Hayes flashes the ball across the area and both goalkeeper Simon Sluga and Aberdeen's Kenny McLean completely miss the ball.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    Birkirkara goalscorer Fabrizio Miccoli, once dubbed the new Del Piero, certainly likes an argument. He and Mark Noble have been at it for ages.

    He is 36 now, small and stocky, but has 10 caps for Italy and sprung to life when the chance came his way.

  100. Text us on 80295

    Eamonn: "I wonder if we can get Miccoli on loan for the season."

  101. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    No arguing with this analysis...

    Slaven Bilic

    Paulinator Maximus: west ham have been underwhelming in the preseason so far. Lots of room for improvement.

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    You wouldn't say that West Ham have really turned it on since falling behind.

    Kevin Nolan loses the ball in midfield and Birkirkara push forward again with new signing Marcelina involved. It has been scrappy and far from impressive by the Premier League side.

  103. Join the debate at #bbcscofootball

    jeremy wood: "#bbcscotfootball following the Dons in California. Kazakhstan here we come #COYR"

    Kazakh side Kairat Almaty await the winner of Aberdeen's tie in the next round.

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    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Pedro Oueilros and Aaron Doran

    So far in the second half in Romania, Dani Lopez has missed the target with an effort for Inverness and Astra's Constantin Budescu, scorer of last week's winner, has forced a save from Owain Fon Williams.

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    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    Not content to just sit on their 3-0 aggregate lead, Aberdeen are probing at Pittodrie but to no avail so far.

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    Elsewhere in Europe

    Newtown v FC Copenhagen

    Linfield in action tonight, the Northern Irish side hosting Spartak Trnava. That match kicked off at 19:45 BST and is currently goalless, with the away team holding a 2-1 aggregate lead.

    FC Copenhagen are now 3-1 up at Welsh side Newtown.

  107. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Andrew Priestley: "West Ham making life very difficult for themselves I see. Some things never change! #bbcfootball"

  108. Text us on 80295

    Rocky: "I can see West Ham getting beat tonight we didn't do a good enough job at Upton Park"

  109. Post update

    Linfield 0-0 Spartak Trnava

    Also in action tonight are Linfield, trailing 2-1 on aggregate against Spartak Trnava with the second leg still goalless.

  110. Join the debate at #bbcscotootball & #bbcfootball

    Matthew Turner: "#bbcscotfootball Really hoping Inverness win tonight. They deserve a good run in Europe."

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    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham

    We've not seen much of lone striker Mauro Zarate so far. The Hammers just have not got into the game.

  112. KICK-OFF

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    The second half has started in Romania with Inverness still seeking to level the tie.

  113. GOAL

    Birkirkara 1-0 West Ham (agg 1-1) - Fabrizio Miccoli (15 mins)

    Wow. A goal for the Maltese side - and you cannot say they do not deserve it.

    Edmond Agius delivers a low ball into a dangerous area in the penalty area and Fabrizio Miccoli shows he has lost none of his poacher's instincts, sliding in ahead of Joey O'Brien to stab home.

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    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    A rehearsed corner kick from Aberdeen. Jonny Hayes sits deep to collect a pass and bends a shot over the crossbar.

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    Birkirkara 0-0 West Ham

    Corner to West Ham - their first of the match.

    Mark Noble delivers and the ball is only half clear, falling to Matt Jarvis just inside the edge of the box. His low strike is well saved by Justin Haber diving low to his left.

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    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    The Dons supporters take exception to some heavy tackling from Rijkea after Jonny Hayes is fouled. I think the diplomatic way to put it is to say it was a "robust" challenge.


    Remember, you can contribute to this evening's live coverage via text to 80295 or on Twitter using #bbcfootball and #bbcscotfootball...

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    Birkirkara 0-0 West Ham

    Poor from James Collins, who fails to deal with a cross from the right. Fabrizio Miccoli whips in a corner and Collins heads clear. Ryan Camenzuli then shoots way over from long distance. Wonder what Slaven Bilic makes of this performance so far?

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    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    Not much in the way of openings so far at Pittodrie. It's really Rijeka that need to do the chasing with the Croatian side trailing 3-0 on aggregate...

  120. Post update

    Birkirkara 0-0 West Ham

    Just the 27C in Malta right now....

    The Hammers looking to try to take the sting out of their opponents, keep possession, slow the pace down.

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    Birkirkara 0-0 West Ham

    A decent start from Birkirkara, who are very much on the front foot. Joey O'Brien makes an excellent block to snuff out a shot from former Italy international Fabrizio Miccoli.

  122. HALF-TIME

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Dani Lopez of Inverness

    It's half-time in Romania with Astra Giurgiu still ahead 1-0 on aggregate.

  123. KICK-OFF

    Aberdeen 0-0 HNK Rijeka

    And the Dons are underway against Croatia's Rijeka.

  124. KICK-OFF

    Birkirkara 0-0 West Ham

    The ref looks very young. Been plucked off the beach? We have kick-off in Malta.

  125. Text us on 80295

    Sean: "Hoping the Caley lads can pull it off tonight, really fancy a potential trip to London next week and keep the Europa dream alive. Either way what an achievement of our club, would be great to have 3 Scottish teams remaining in Europe!"

  126. UPDATE

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Goalkeeper Silviu Lung Jr denies Aaron Doran after the Inverness winger fires in a shot.

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    Birkirkara v West Ham (19:45 BST)

    Just the six subs for West Ham tonight. Apparently they will play a 4-2-3-1 formation. The teams are making their way out - the Hammers led out by Kevin Nolan and wearing their away kit.


    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Inverness defender David Raven, playing at left-back this evening, has been cautioned for a foul on Pedro Queiros.

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    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Aaron Doran and Takayuki Seto
    Image caption: Inverness winger Aaron Doran is tackled by Takayuki Seto in the first half at Marin Anastasovici
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    Aberdeen v HNK Rijeka (19:45 BST)

    It's a much-changed Rijeka facing Aberdeen this evening at Pittodrie.

    Former Croatia Under-21 keeper Simon Sluga's inclusion is one of the five changes while Croatia winger Anas Sharbini and Albania striker Bekim Balaj are among those dropping out.

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    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Scotland in Romania

    William Amorim of Astra and Josh Meeking of Inverness

    "The same pattern throughout this first half, Inverness comfortable on the ball but, once they get to that final third, struggling to impose themselves.

    "Neither side has really had a direct shot on target. Inverness are still very much in the tie."

  132. UPDATE

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    David Raven is off target with an effort for Inverness. Still no scoring on the night in Romania with Astra holding that one-goal aggregate advantage.

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    Aberdeen v HNK Rijeka (19:45 BST)

    Aberdeen fans
    Image caption: Aberdeen fans gather at Pittodrie for the Dons' meeting with Rijeka, hopeful their heroes can progress to the next round of the Europa League qualifiers
  134. Post update

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Scotland in Romania

    "It's an intriguing one. Inverness very comfortable on the ball but not creating much. Some really nice passing. I'm not sure if Astra are just sitting off them and allowing them to do that.

    "Inverness haven't conceded and that's something John Hughes put a lot of emphasis on before kick-off."

  135. Post update

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Inverness players coming on to the field to face Astra Giurgiu
    Image caption: A shot of the Inverness Caledonian Thistle players coming on to the field ahead of their match against Astra Giurgiu in Romania
  136. Post update

    Aberdeen v HNK Rijeka (19:45 BST)

    Derek McInnes

    So, just that one change for Aberdeen but manager Derek McInnes says Peter Pawlett, who makes way for Kenny McLean, will still have "a big part to play, probably in the second half".

  137. LINE-UPS

    Aberdeen v HNK Rijeka (19:45 BST)

    Aberdeen: Ward, Taylor, Quinn, Considine, Logan, Hayes, Jack, McGinn, Shinnie, McLean, Goodwillie. Subs: Brown, Flood, Rooney, Smith, Robson, Pawlett, Rose.

    Rijeka: Sluga, Bradaric, Samardzic, Mitrovic, Leovac, Tomasov, Radosevic, Ristovski, Roshi, Moises, Bezjak. Subs: Vargic, Kvrzic, Balaj, Tomecak, Mocinic, Bertosa, Jugovic.

    Referee: Marco Guida (Italy).

  138. Newtown in action too

    There is another Europa League match that we should tell you about, with Welsh side Newtown AFC hosting FC Copenhagen.

    Newtown are 2-0 down after the first leg but it is all square so far in the return leg with almost half an hour played. You can listen to commentary of that match.

  139. Post update

    Aberdeen v HNK Rijeka (19:45 BST)

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

    "It's really important to realise we got a fantastic result last week because of our approach to the game.

    "The game isn't going to be any easier tonight because of the result last week. It's a tough game for us. The same discipline is required.

    "We've got a job to do tonight."

  140. Post update

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Scotland in Romania

    "It's going reasonably well for Inverness. Very comfortable so far. No real chances thus far."

  141. LINE-UPS

    Birkirkara v West Ham (19:45 BST)

    Birkirkara: Haber, Zach Muscat, Vucanac, Mazzetti Latini, Joe Zerafa, Rowen Muscat, Emerson, Camenzuli, Liliu, Fenech, Miccoli. Subs: Atkpan, Sciberras, Agius, Plut, Daniel Zerafa, Murga, Zammit.

    West Ham: Adrian, O'Brien, Collins, Tomkins, Cresswell, Amalfitano, Kouyate, Noble, Jarvis, Nolan, Zarate. Subs: Randolph, Maiga, Poyet, Hendrie, Samuelsen, Pike.

    Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania).

  142. Post update

    Birkirkara v West Ham (19:45 BST)

    West Ham make two changes from the first leg, as James Collins and Cheikhou Kouyate come in to replace Winston Reid and Modibo Maiga.

    Maltese side Birkirkara make just one change as Marcelina Emerson replaces Edin Murga. Former Italy international Fabrizio Miccoli leads the line again.

  143. TEAM NEWS

    Aberdeen v HNK Rijeka (19:45 BST)

    This just in, there will be one change to the Aberdeen starting line-up this evening with Kenny McLean, scorer of the third goal last week, coming in for Peter Pawlett.

  144. UPDATE

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    Aaron Doran has had an early shot blocked for the visitors but no goals so far.

  145. KICK-OFF

    Astra Giurgiu 0-0 Inverness CT

    The second leg of Inverness Caledonian Thistle's tie is underway in Romania.

  146. Post update

    Birkirkara v West Ham (19:45 BST)

    West Ham, who have a slender 1-0 after their first leg, are not in action until 19:45 and the Hammers probably glad it is an evening kick-off in Malta.

    "It will be a challenge with the heat," said Mark Noble. "But we're looking forward to it.

    "Last Thursday was only our second game we've played in pre-season, so we're still unfit really and it was good to get the win.

    "They were enthusiastic, they ran about a lot, but we got the win which was the most important thing and now we've got to go out there and try to finish the job."

  147. Post update

    Astra Giurgiu v Inverness (19:00 BST)

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle manger John Hughes
    Image caption: Can John Hughes mastermind a comeback for Inverness in their tie against Astra Giurgiu?
  148. TEAM NEWS

    Aberdeen v HNK Rijeka (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio Scotland pitchside reporter at Pittodrie Chick Young says Aberdeen will field the same team that won so convincingly last week.

  149. Post update

    Astra Giurgiu v Inverness (19:00 BST)

    Inverness fans in Romania
    Image caption: Inverness supporters enjoy the Romanian sunshine at Marin Anastasovici. Temperatures of around 30C are expected in Giurgiu
  150. Post update

    Listeners in Scotland can follow live commentary of Aberdeen v Rijeka with updates from Astra v Inverness on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW.

    That coverage is also available on DAB digital radio and here, via the BBC Sport website. Click the play button or select the 'Live Coverage' tab.

  151. Post update

    Birkirkara v West Ham (19:45 BST)

    James Tomkins celebrates after scoring for West Ham against Birkirkara
    Image caption: West Ham left it late to open up a first-leg advantage against Birkirkara with James Tomkins forcing the ball over the line with his chest in the 90th minute
  152. Post update

    Aberdeen v HNK Rijeka (19:45 BST)

    Kenny McLean scores for Aberdeen against HNK Rijeka against Aberdeen
    Image caption: Aberdeen enjoyed a memorable evening in Croatia last Thursday with Kenny McLean's first goal for the club putting the seal on a 3-0 win over Rijeka
  153. Post update

    The prizes on offer tonight? Well, Kazakh side Kairat Almaty will face the winner of Aberdeen's tie after beting Armenia's Alashkert 4-2 on aggregate.

    And West Ham would face Inverness if both proceed to the next round.

  154. TEAM NEWS

    Astra Giurgiu v Inverness (19:00 BST)

    Club captain Richie Foran is on the bench again for Inverness after making his return from injury as a substitute last week in the first leg.

    Dani Lopez continues in attack, supported by Ryan Christie and Aaron Doran.

    Constantin Budescu, scorer of last week's winner for Astra, features for the Romanians again.

  155. LINE-UPS

    Astra Giurgiu: Lung Jr, Geraldo Alves, Junior Morais, Gaman, Pedro Queiros, Seto, Enache, Boldrin, Teixeira, William Amorim, Budescu. Subs: Gavrilas, Florea, Oros, Lovin, Dandea, Alves, Stan.

    Inverness CT: Fon Williams, Raven, Warren, Meekings, Devine, Wedderburn, Doran, Tansey, Williams, Lopez, Christie. Subs: Esson, Draper, Foran, Horner, Polworth, Jason Brown.

    Referee: Artyom Kuchin (Kazakhstan).

  156. Post update

    Inverness players looking dejected
    Image caption: Inverness endured a frustrating evening last Thursday after Constantin Budescu's free-kick gave Astra an advantage in the tie and an away goal
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  159. Post update

    Later Aberdeen and West Ham aim to protect leads in their respective ties against Croatia's HNK Rijeka and Malta's Birkirkara.

    The Dons netted three away goals without conceding last Thursday while the Hammers hold a slender 1-0 advantage ahead of their away leg.

  160. Post update

    The Scottish Premiership side trail 1-0 following last week's first leg in Inverness, meaning the Highlanders have to score in Romania this evening to keep the tie alive.

  161. Post update

    It's the second leg of the second qualifying round and first up is Astra Giurgiu v Inverness Caledonian Thistle at 19:00.

  162. Post update

    Good evening and welcome to this evening's live Europa League coverage.