Plucky Glenavon have no answer to classy Shakhtyor
Brave Glenavon's European dream came to an end in Macedonia, Gary Hamilton's men going down 3-0 to Shakhtyor Soligorsk. The result gave the Macedonian outfit a comprehensive 5-1 aggregate win.
The Lurgan side arrived in Soligorsk trailing by a single goal after a 2-1 defeat at Mourneview Park in the first leg.
A late goal from Mark Patton had given the Lurgan Blues a lifeline but their dreams of progression were snuffed out in the Stroitel Stadium in Soligorsk.
Shakhtyor took the lead in the eighth minute when Aleksandr Yurevich scored a direct free-kick.
Kris Lindsay conceded a free-kick by fouling Dimitri Komarovski 25-yards from goal. Yurevich took full advantage.
While the home side had a number of chances they didn't score again until the 66th minute when Nikolai Yanush forced Jonny Tuffey into a good save but the striker followed up the rebound to double the advantage.
The third goal arrived four minutes from time when Dmitri Komarovski found the net.
Tuffey made a smart stop from Yanush in the build-up but there was nothing he could do to prevent Komarovski's effort.
Shakhtyor hammered Derry City 6-1 over two legs last season before knocking out highly-rated Beligan outfit Zulte Waregem in the next round.
The fact it took PSV Eindhoven to knock them out gives an indication of their quality.
It wasn't a night of European glory for the Lurgan Blues, but there was certainly no shame in defeat.
Shakhtyor: Bushma, Yanushkevich, Yurevich, Rybak, Kuzmenok, Matveichik, Afanasiev, Starhorodskiy, Kovalev, Yanush, Komarovski. Subs: Mikolinas for Afanasiev (59); Kozeka for Yurevich (75); Shibun for Kovalev (82). Not Used: Kotenko, Vasilevski, Martynyuk, Covic
Glenavon: Tuffey, Kelly, Lindsay, Marshall, Dillon, Singleton, Kilmartin, Hall, Martyn, Bradley, Braniff. Subs: Hall for Patton (35); Hamilton for Kilmartin (62), Caldwell for Lindsay (69). Not used: McGrath, Elebert, Sykes, O'Brien
Referee: Aleksandr Gauzer (Kazakhstan)