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Thursday 21 August 2014

Glentoran 0 - 3 KR Reykjavik: Glens crash out of Europa League

Europa League Qualifier 2nd Leg Match between Glentoran and KR Reykjavik at The Oval, Belfast
Glentorans Marcus Kane and KR's Gudmundur Gunnarsson in action 
Photos by Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Europa League Qualifier 2nd Leg Match between Glentoran and KR Reykjavik at The Oval, Belfast Glentorans Marcus Kane and KR's Gudmundur Gunnarsson in action Photos by Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Europa League Qualifier 2nd Leg Match between Glentoran and KR Reykjavik at The Oval, Belfast
Glentorans David Howland and KR's Jonas Saervasson in action at Thursday Nights 2nd Leg Europa League Qualifier.
Europa League Qualifier 2nd Leg Match between Glentoran and KR Reykjavik at The Oval, Belfast Glentorans David Howland and KR's Jonas Saervasson in action at Thursday Nights 2nd Leg Europa League Qualifier.
Europa League Qualifier 2nd Leg Match between Glentoran and KR Reykjavik at The Oval, Belfast
Glentorans David Howland and KR's Jonas Saevarsson in action at Thursday Nights 2nd Leg Europa League Qualifier.
Europa League Qualifier 2nd Leg Match between Glentoran and KR Reykjavik at The Oval, Belfast Glentorans David Howland and KR's Jonas Saevarsson in action at Thursday Nights 2nd Leg Europa League Qualifier.

Glentoran have exited the Europa League after a 3-0 defeat to KR Reykjavik at the Oval.

The east Belfast club had held the Icelandic league leaders to an impressive 0-0 draw last week.

But the Glens failed to put in the same defensive performance in the second leg on Thursday night, losing out on about £100,000 that would have eased the cash-strapped club's financial woes.

Goals from Gary Martin and Jonas Saevarsson saw Reykjavik through to the second qualifying stage and denied Glentoran a Europa League clash with Belgian side Standard Liege.

Elsewhere, Crusaders were demolished 7-2 by Norwegian side Rosenborg, and Drogheda United were beat 2-0 by Malmo.

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