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Europa League round-up: Crusaders set up Wolves tie as Cliftonville exit

Crusaders Paul Heatley celebrates after he fires the Crues into a 2-0 lead. Photo: Stephen Hamilton
Crusaders Paul Heatley celebrates after he fires the Crues into a 2-0 lead. Photo: Stephen Hamilton
18th July 2019 Europa league first round second leg match between B36 Torshavn and Crusaders at Gundadalur stadium in Torshavn. Crusaders Paul Heatley celebrates after he fires the Crues into a 2-0 lead Photo-Stephen Hamilton
18th July 2019 Europa league first round second leg match between B36 Torshavn and Crusaders at Gundadalur stadium in Torshavn. Crusaders Jordan Forsythe celebrates after scoring an early goal Photo-Stephen Hamilton
18th July 2019 Europa league first round second leg match between B36 Torshavn and Crusaders at Gundadalur stadium in Torshavn. Crusaders Jordan Forsythe celebrates after scoring an early goal Photo-Stephen Hamilton
18th July 2019 Europa league first round second leg match between B36 Torshavn and Crusaders at Gundadalur stadium in Torshavn. Crusaders Paul Heatley fires the Crues into a 2-0 lead Photo-Stephen Hamilton
18th July 2019 Europa league first round second leg match between B36 Torshavn and Crusaders at Gundadalur stadium in Torshavn. Crusaders Jordan Forsythe celebrates after scoring an early goal Photo-Stephen Hamilton
18th July 2019 Europa league first round second leg match between B36 Torshavn and Crusaders at Gundadalur stadium in Torshavn. Torshavns Bjarni in action with Crusaders Paul Heatley Photo-Stephen Hamilton

Crusaders have set up a trip to England to take on Wolves after defeating B36 Torshavn 3-2 on Thursday evening.

The Seaview side led 2-0 on aggregate going into the game after their first leg victory over the Faroe Islands side.

Crusaders got off to a great start in the second leg with Jordan Forsythe scoring after just three minutes.

Paul Heatley added a second in the 28th before Toshavn hit back either side of half time through Hugin Samuelsen and Lukasz Cieslewicz.

Heatley secured victory in the 68th minute for Crusaders giving them a 3-2 win on the night and a 5-2 win on aggregate.

The Crues will now travel to Molineux on July 25 for the first leg of their Europa League second qualifying round tie.

Premier League side Wolves will then travel to Seaview for the second leg on August 1.

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Cliftonville have exited the competition after losing 5-1 to FK Haugesund in Norway.

The Solitude side still maintained hope of progressing after a narrow 1-0 defeat during the first leg in Belfast.

It was not to be after Haugesund opened the scoring in the 5th minute, Conor McMenamin equalising in the 17th before Haugesund took control of the tie giving them  a 6-1 win on aggregate.

Ballymena also exited the competition after a 4-0 defeat to Swedish side Malmo FF at the Showgrounds.

It comes after a 7-0 first leg defeat in Sweden last week, leaving the Braidmen with a 11-0 aggregate loss against the former European Cup finalists.

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