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Crusaders knocked out of Europa League by Olimpija Ljubljana

Crusaders 1-1 Olimpija Ljubljana (2-6)

A 1-1 draw for Crusaders at Seaview against Olimpija Ljubljana saw the Belfast side knocked out of the Europa League 6-2 on aggregate.

Nik Kapun put the visitors ahead on the 15th minute but Crusaders rallied and Paul Heatley leveled the scores four minutes before the break.

A quick free kick caught the Olimpija defence napping and a Matthew Snoddy knock down fell into the path of Snoddy.

the second half saw Olimpija take a grip on the game but they were unable to capitalise on a number of chances.

Watching from the stands was new signing Rory Patterson who was paraded in front of the fans before kick off.

Crusaders begin their league defence at home to Ards on Monday.

Crusaders confirm signing of Derry City striker Rory Patterson

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