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Europa League as it happened: Coleraine shock NK Maribor while Glentoran rue red card in defeat to Motherwell

 

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James McLaughlin added to last week's winner with another stunning European strike.

James McLaughlin added to last week's winner with another stunning European strike.

Glentoran caused Motherwell plenty of problems before a red card allowed five different scorers, including Chris Long (left) to complete a convincing rout.

Glentoran caused Motherwell plenty of problems before a red card allowed five different scorers, including Chris Long (left) to complete a convincing rout.

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MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 27: Caolan Marron of Glentoran  battles for possession with  Chris Long of Motherwell  during the UEFA Europa League qualification match between Motherwell and Glentoran  at Fir Park on August 27, 2020 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 27: Caolan Marron of Glentoran battles for possession with Chris Long of Motherwell during the UEFA Europa League qualification match between Motherwell and Glentoran at Fir Park on August 27, 2020 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 27: Marcus Kane of Glentoran leads out his team through the empty stands next to the cardboard cut outs of fans during the UEFA Europa League qualification match between Motherwell and Glentoran  at Fir Park on August 27, 2020 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 27: Marcus Kane of Glentoran leads out his team through the empty stands next to the cardboard cut outs of fans during the UEFA Europa League qualification match between Motherwell and Glentoran at Fir Park on August 27, 2020 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Glentoran players walk out for warm up through silhouetted cardboard cut outs in the stands at Fir Park, Motherwell. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 27, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Aberdeen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Glentoran players walk out for warm up through silhouetted cardboard cut outs in the stands at Fir Park, Motherwell. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 27, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Aberdeen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Glentoran players walk the pitch prior to the UEFA Europa League qualifying first round match at Fir Park, Motherwell. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 27, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Aberdeen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Glentoran players walk the pitch prior to the UEFA Europa League qualifying first round match at Fir Park, Motherwell. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 27, 2020. See PA story SOCCER Aberdeen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 27: Mick McDermott Head Coach of Glentoran looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League qualification match between Motherwell and Glentoran  at Fir Park on August 27, 2020 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 27: Mick McDermott Head Coach of Glentoran looks on ahead of the UEFA Europa League qualification match between Motherwell and Glentoran at Fir Park on August 27, 2020 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Glentoran boss Mick McDermott and Coleraine chief Oran Kearney are both hoping for more European progression.

Glentoran boss Mick McDermott and Coleraine chief Oran Kearney are both hoping for more European progression.

James McLaughlin added to last week's winner with another stunning European strike.

Coleraine will join Linfield in Monday's draw for the Europa League second qualifying round after an astounding victory over NK Maribor.

The Bannsiders managed to see off the Slovenian side who are regulars in the group stage of European competition, earning a 5-4 victory on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Glentoran, meanwhile, suffered a harsh 5-1 loss at Motherwell after Seanan Clucas' red card proved a turning point.

Here are the on the whistle reports from the games:

And here are the matches as they happened:

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