Europa League: John McGinn sends Hibernian into third qualifying round
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 03/08/18 7:04am
Hibernian have reached the third qualifying round of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw with Asteras Tripolis secured a nail-biting 4-3 aggregate victory.
Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan proved the hero, producing a string of saves, one of them outstanding, as Hibs held on against 10 men to progress.
John McGinn put the visitors ahead 4-2 on aggregate in the 43rd minute and Neil Lennon's side looked set to see out the game after Michalis Manias was sent off three minutes into the second half.
But the Greek side were more dangerous with 10 men and Kosmas Tsilianidis levelled in the 56th minute.
The home side created a number of good chances to get the goal they needed for an away-goals success, but Bogdan stood firm to set up a clash against Norwegian side Molde, who are managed by former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Dean Ebbe's 82nd-minute goal sent Welsh outfit The New Saints through after they drew 1-1 against the Lincoln Red Imps to secure a 3-2 aggregate success.
Juan Manuel Montesinos Romero levelled the tie for the hosts in Gibraltar late in the first half before Ebbe, who also scored in the first leg, pounced late on to set up a meeting with Danish side Midtjylland.
League of Ireland side Dundalk were eliminated after a 4-0 loss to AEK Larnaca in Cyprus saw them beaten by the same aggregate scoreline.
Paul Heatley's equaliser earned Northern Irish side Crusaders a 1-1 draw against Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana but they were knocked out 6-2 on aggregate.
Elsewhere, five-time winners Sevilla progressed following a 7-1 aggregate win over Hungarian side Ujpest, while Bundesliga club RB Leipzig overcame Swedish side Hacken 5-1 over two legs.
Bordeaux, Atalanta, Besiktas and Vitesse Arnhem were among the other clubs to progress.