Europa League: Glentoran 0-3 KR Reykjavik

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Glens suffer Europa League exit

Glentoran hopes of a money-spinning Europe League clash with Standard Liege were ended by Thursday's disappointing defeat at home to KR Reykjavik.

After holding the Icelandic league leaders to an impressive 0-0 draw in the first leg, the Glens had high hopes of making the second qualifying stage.

But Englishman Gary Martin punished a mistake by defender Kevin Bradley to score midway through the first half.

Then two goals by Jonas Saevarsson saw Reykjavik go through.

Saevarsson scored in the 65th minute, curling a shot in from 12 yards at the second attempt.

Then in stoppage time he got his second goal with a sidefoot finish.

East Belfast club Glentoran have been plagued by financial problems in recent seasons and getting into Europe - by winning the Irish Cup last May - was a big boost to them.

Club officials estimated getting through the first qualifying round of the Europa League could have been worth in the region of £90,000 to £100,000.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Glentoran

  • 01 Morris
  • 03 Kane
  • 06 Magee Booked
  • 27 Bradley
  • 04 Clarke
  • 08 Howland
  • 12 Clarke Booked
  • 16 McAlorum (Gordon - 86' )
  • 17 Callacher
  • 20 O'Hanlon Booked (Hughes - 70' )
  • 09 Miskimmon (McComb - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Hogg
  • 11 Hughes
  • 21 McComb
  • 24 Garrett
  • 25 McCullough
  • 26 Gordon

KR Reykjavik

  • 01 Halldorsson
  • 02 Sigurds'n
  • 21 Gunnarsson
  • 04 Gudjonsson Booked
  • 08 Sigurdsson Booked (Ragnarsson - 73' )
  • 11 Hauksson
  • 16 Saevarsson
  • 03 Hauksson
  • 07 Martin
  • 10 Finnbogason Booked
  • 15 Atlason (Olafsson - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Runarsson
  • 06 Gunnarsson
  • 18 Josepsson
  • 14 Gunnarsson
  • 17 Olafsson
  • 23 Sigurdsson
  • 09 Ragnarsson

Match Stats

Shots

0 0

On target

0 0

Corners

0 0

Fouls

0 0

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