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Live Reporting

By Scott Mullen

All times stated are UK

  1. Thank you and goodnight

    Well, that's just about it from me. This live text was probably going longer than Kilmarnock's European bandwagon. It's been emotional, but it's been a pleasure.

    You can find all the match reports, news, reaction and analysis of tonight's games on the BBC Sport Scotland website this evening and tomorrow.

    Toodle pip!

  2. And then there is Kilmarnock

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    This sort of sums it up...

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  3. Time for revenge?

    FT: Rangers 6-0 St Joseph's (10-0)

    Rangers have confirmed they will face Progres Niederkorn at Ibrox a week today, before travelling to Luxembourg for the return the following Thursday.

    Can the Ibrox side banish the nightmares inflicted by the minnows two years ago that left Pedro Caixinha standing in a hedge? Surely they will.

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  4. Georgia on Dons' mind

    FT: RoPS 1-2 Aberdeen (2-4)

    Aberdeen have quite the trip ahead of them in the next round of the Europa League.

    As the crow flies, New Dehli is closer to Georgian opponents Sachkhere than Pittodrie is.

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  5. 'It's a tie we can win'

    FT: RoPS 1-2 Aberdeen (2-4)

    Before Kilmarnock did their best to ruin the night, things kicked off in successful fashion as Aberdeen defeated RoPS in Finland.

    Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes spoke to us after his side clinched a Europa League second-round qualifier against Chikhura Sachkhere of Georgia.

    Chikhura Sachkhere saw off Fola Esch of Luxembourg in their opening qualifier and McInnes on BBC Scotland Sportsound: “My chief scout watched both games and the feedback is they are a decent team clearly, but it’s a tie we can win.

    "Hopefully Craig Bryson and Greg Leigh will be back to play some part and Funso Ojo will be back in selection as well.

    “There’s room for improvement but for a team who’ve had eight new signings, injuries to deal with already, there’s a coping mechanism there and strength in the squad that will serve us well."

    Derek McInnes
  6. 'We presumed we'd be playing Kilmarnock'

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

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  7. 'Questions about Alessio'

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    Cammy Bell

    Former Kilmarnock goalkeeper

    Quote Message: 100% there are questions around Alessio. He's a newcomer to management. It was a massive risk for Kilmarnock given the way Steve Clarke built the club. I thought they'd bring in a British manager who wouldn't change too much. They went a bit wayward, despite his C.V being impressive, but he's not worked in Scotland.
  8. Alessio - 'I'm sorry'

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio has been speaking to BBC Scotland Sportsound: "It was very disappointing. In the first half we had three opportunities to score, but in the second half the game was no good. We tried to find the solution but we conceded two goals. The first, all the defenders were there, but this can happen. At the end of the game for the penalty, I'm not sure if it was offside or not, I don't know. In the last 10 minutes our idea was tired.

    "Yesterday I said 'no complacency' because I've played in a lot of these games. But today I repeat, we had two opportunities to score.

    "Every action was a foul, a yellow or red card. Unbelievable. Connah's Quay gave away a lot of fouls, but this is their strength.

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    "At the moment we're in a lot of conversations but it's difficult to find a new striker, but the market is very competitive.

    "I'm sorry. I didn't think this game, after the right result last week. At the same time I think this team has the quality, the strength and the right motivation to come back in this game."

  9. El Buffalo's baw

    FT: Rangers 6-0 St Joseph's (10-0)

    Alfredo Morelos scored two hat-tricks last season, it has taken the Colombian just two games to get his first of this campaign.

    A ruthless performance from the forward has his goal tally this term at four already.

    Alfredo Morelos
  10. 'You've had your shot...'

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    Killie tweet
  11. Post update

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    Derek Ferguson

    Former Rangers and Hamilton midfielder on Sportsound

    Quote Message: I'm deflated, and a bit worried for Kilmarnock. In the first half they were slick, but switched off a little out of possession. In the second half they were dragged into a battle, then Nomads started to play a little bit. I didn't know they had that in their locker and their first goal was a cracker. They had Killie where they wanted them and they started to panic. I kept waiting for the manager to change it. I'm absolutely gutted because it should've been dead and buried.
  12. 'Biggest upset in Europa League history'

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    Scotsman Andy Morrison, the Connah's Quay manager, tells BBC Scotland Sportsound: "Barcelona went to Liverpool and lost 4-0 - this is a bigger result in Europe. It's one of the biggest upsets in the history of Europa League.

    "The level of what we've achieved tonight is something quite remarkable. You could see for large periods what a good team they are, but we were too savvy and too clever and worked them out. We always believed we'd get a chance and we took them.

    Andy Morrison

    "My skipper is 37 years old, Michael Wilde is 35 but they have the hearts the size of lions and never back down.

    "It's a monumental achievement by them all. The lads are going to get back home at five in the morning, six of them have work tomorrow and then we've got to get ready for Serbia next week."

  13. 'Don't worry, we'll have a new gaffer soon'

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    BBC Scotland's Thomas Duncan reports from Rugby Park:

    One punter here at Rugby Park just said 'Don't worry, we'll have a new gaffer soon enough'. He may have been joking, but it's a terrible start nonetheless for new boss Angelo Alessio. There's no question expectations have been raised here after Steve Clarke worked miracles to get the club into Europe. On the evidence of tonight, those expectations may have to be slightly lowered. Early days of course, but the Italian will now be under some pressure to hit the ground running in the Premiership.

    Angelo Alessio
  14. The stats as Killie crash out of Europe

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

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  15. 'That wouldn't happen under Clarke'

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    Cammy Bell

    Former Kilmarnock goalkeeper

    Quote Message: That wouldn't have happened if Steve Clarke had been in charge. Whenever possession was turned over, Kilmarnock looked disjointed at the back. They were so solid last season and never gave away slack goals. They lost their concentration. It's similar players from last season, but the guidance wasn't there from the manager.
  16. Rangers' domination of St Joseph's in numbers

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    In all the drama at Rugby Park, let's not forget the result from Ibrox where Rangers obliterated St Joseph's 6-0 on the night to record a 10-0 aggregate win.

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  17. Paying the penalty

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    The game turned when Connah's Quay scored their second of the night. It was Stuart Findlay's clumsy challenge that caused it, resulting in a penalty and a red card. Callum Morris converted, and the Scottish Premiership side couldn't find a way back.

    Stuart Findlay
  18. Tears and jeers

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    You can barely hear the referee's full-time whistle for the jeers booming around Rugby Park.

    This was not in the script. A catastrophic second-half saw Killie not only lose two goals but also go down to 10 men as they capitulated against an organised and committed Connah's Quay side. What a result for the Welsh side.

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  19. FULL-TIME

    FT: Kilmarnock 0-2 Connah's Quay (2-3)

    IT'S ALL OVER!

    Connah's Quay have knocked Kilmarnock out of Europe.