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Summary

  1. Hayes levels for Dons with late strike
  2. Novakovic gave Maribor away goal
  3. Rooney netted from offside position

Live Reporting

By Andy Burke

All times stated are UK

  1. Dons travel to Slovenia in hope

    Aberdeen 1-1 Maribor

    Read Scott Davie's match report from a frenetic 90 minutes at Pittodrie as Aberdeen came from behind to draw 1-1 with Maribor. 

    Not the result the Dons would have wanted but the performance they produced this evening will give them belief that they can still go through to the next round. 

    Stay across the BBC Sport Scotland website for all the reaction to tonight's match.

    Thanks for your company and contributions this evening. 

    Until next time, goodbye.

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  3. Rooney & Stockley thriving in tandem

    Aberdeen 1-1 Maribor

    One of the major positives for Aberdeen tonight was the link-up play between the forward pair. Adam Rooney Jayden Stockley were a handful for the Maribor defence all night and there seemed to be a real understanding between them. A promising sign for Derek McInnes, who will surely be tempted to pitch them both in again in next Thursday's return leg in Slovenia.

  4. 'Aberdeen can still win this tie'

    Aberdeen 1-1 Maribor

    "It was a powerful performance. Derek McInnes will be a little disappointed that they didn't take some of the chances they created. They were the better team. I think they'll still be confident they can win this tie."

    BBC Sportsound pundit Willie Miller

  5. FULL-TIME

    Aberdeen 1-1 Maribor

    Finally a chance to pause for breath!

    Mixed emotions for the Aberdeen fans at the full-time whistle. They've witnessed an excellent display from their side but a score draw gives Maribor the advantage in the tie.

    The Dons were on top for large spells but fell behind seven minutes from time to Milivoje Novakovic's goal. Derek McInnes' side stormed back though, with Johnny Hayes grabbing a deserved leveller two minutes from the end.

    So level at 1-1 going into next Thursday's second leg. Advantage Maribor, but if Aberdeen play like that again they will have every chance of getting the result they need.

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    Aberdeen 1-1 Maribor

    Aberdeen's last chance may have gone as Niall McGinn's cross into the box is too close to the keeper and is easily gathered by Handanovic.

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    Aberdeen 1-1 Maribor

    Ash Taylor has been playing as a temporary striker in these last few minutes and has caused aerial problems for the visitors. Aberdeen pushing hard for a winner.

    Two minutes to go.

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    Aberdeen 1-1 Maribor

    We are now into four minutes of stoppage time at Pittodrie.

  10. GOAL Aberdeen 1-1 Maribor

    Johnny Hayes

    No more than Aberdeen deserve. Ash Taylor makes amends by winning the knockdown header towards Adam Rooney. He does brilliantly to hold off the attentions of two defenders to tee up Johnny Hayes who sweeps the ball into the bottom corner from eight yards.

    Can the Dons find a winner?

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    Aberdeen 0-1 Maribor

    "Some dejected Aberdeen fans heading for the exits already."

    BBC Radio Scotland commentator Rob Maclean

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  13. GOAL Aberdeen 0-1 Maribor

    Milivoje Novakovic

    Sickening blow for the Dons. They've been the better side, they had a goal disallowed moments earlier but they have fallen behind. Milivoje Novakovic is left one-on-one against Ash Taylor, brushes past the Aberdeen defender all too easily and dispatches an emphatic finish past Joe Lewis to give the Slovenian side the lead.

    Can Aberdeen respond?

  14. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Aberdeen 0-0 Maribor

    A gorgeous reverse pass from Niall McGinn slices open the Maribor defence, Adam Rooney gets on the end of it and chips the keeper to put the ball into the net, but the celebrations are cut short as the offside flag is raised against the striker.

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    Aberdeen 0-0 Maribor

    Just over 10 minutes remaining and Aberdeen are well on top, but can they find that crucial goal to give them a lead to take to Slovenia next week for the second leg?

  16. CLOSE!

    Aberdeen 0-0 Maribor

    Kenny McLean makes his presence felt immediately. A short corner between McGinn and Hayes is well-worked but the cross is cleared. McLean takes on the strike from 20 yards and makes a sweet connection but the ball rises a foot or two over the intended target of Jasmin Handanovic's top left hand corner.

  17. SUBSTITUTIONS

    Aberdeen 0-0 Maribor

    Derek McInnes looks to shake things up with a double substitution. Jayden Stockley and Graeme Shinnie make way for Kenny McLean and Wes Burns.

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    jane horne: #bbcsportscot watching the Aberdeen vs Maribor feed in Austria, wish we were at Pittodrie. Just need a goal!

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    Aberdeen 0-0 Maribor

    Maribor are really struggling to deal with the physicality of Adam Rooney. His knock-down finds Niall McGinn but his ambitious first-time volley from range is well wide of the target.

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