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Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Heading for League Cup in a high

    It is a rare week in recent seasons when all Scottish clubs emerge from European ties with victories.

    With that feel-good factor, we move on to the start of the domestic season tomorrow night.

    It's the Scottish League Cup group stage, which kicks off with one of the most hotly anticipated ties as Premiership side Hearts host big-spending Championship title hopefuls Dundee United.

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  2. Big relief - Findlay

    FT: Connah's Quay Nomads 1-2 Kilmarnock

    Kilmarnock centre-half Stuart Findlay is delighted with his winning goal.

    "It was a big relief because it was a really difficult game for us," he says.

    "They took their first chance and it would have been easy for us to crumble.

    "Luckily I got my head to the one at the end and it is great to take a lead into next week."

  3. Tough to take - Morrison

    FT: Connah's Quay 1-2 Kilmarnock

    Connah's Quay manager Andy Morrison is left frustrated but praises his players.

    "We shoot ourselves in the foot with a couple of crazy decisions," he tells BBC Scotland.

    "I asked the lads to be courageous, but there are other sides when you show a composed head.

    "It is three and a half years since we have conceded from a corner, but when you have tired minds, you don't spot the dangers.

    "It is a tough one to take and maybe tomorrow I will look back in the courage of the boys."

  4. Away goal danger for Aberdeen

    FT: Aberdeen 2-1 RoPS

    Tyrone Smith reports from Pittodrie, where Aberdeen dominate before losing a late goal at home to RoPS of Finland.

    Aberdeen concede away goal in Europa win

    Aberdeen celebrate

    Aberdeen turn a comfortable Europa League advantage into a precarious one by conceding an injury-time consolation to RoPS Rovaniemi at Pittodrie.

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  5. Cliftonville struggle

    FT: Cliftonville 0-1 Haugesund

    Cliftonville are up against it as they head for Norway after losing to Haugesund at home.

    Gritty Reds lose at home to Norwegians


    A Christian Grindheim goal gives Norwegian side Haugesund a 1-0 win over Cliftonville in the Europa League first-round qualifier at Solitude.

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  6. Wolves await Crusaders

    FT: Crusaders 2-0 B36 Torshavn

    Crusaders head to the Faroe Islands with 2-0 lead and look in a good position to set up a tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

  7. Killie turn tie round

    FT: Connah's Quay Nomads 1-2 Kilmarnock

    You can now read Aled Williams' match report from Kilmarnock's win in Rhyl.

    Connah's Quay Nomads 1-2 Kilmarnock

    Stuart Findlay

    Stuart Findlay's stoppage-time winner against Connah's Quay Nomads in the Europa League first qualifying round first leg gave Angelo Alessio a winning start as Kilmarnock manager in Rhyl.

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  8. Reminder you are never there - McInnes

    FT: Aberdeen 2-1 RoPS

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is encouraged by his side's performance but admits his side still "have work to do" to go through to the next round.

    "I want to applaud my players for the level of performance at this stage of the season," he tells BBC Scotland.

    "The supporters got a wee bit flavour of how we want to be this season and we passed up a barrowload of chances.

    "To produce that level against a team well into their season was really encouraging.

    "The goal we lose is a reminder that you are never there."

    Aberdeen's Jon Gallagher
    Image caption: Derek McInnes praised Jon Gallagher for his debut and expects him to be "a fans favourite"
  9. Game is totally open - Tuutti

    FT: Aberdeen 2-1 RoPS

    RoPS coach Pasi Tuutti says he has "mixed" feelings about the game after what he claims was a tiring "three-day" journey from Lapland.

    "The better team was Aberdeen today, but our goalkeeeper was great," he tells BBC Scotland.

    "Our sub, Tommi Jantti, came on for his first big game and took his chance.

    "This game is totally open next week. The goal gives a little bit more energy for us.

    "We are low-budget compared to Aberdeen and we have to improve our defending in the next game, but I think we are better at home."

    Tommi Jantti scores for RoPS
    Image caption: Tommi Jantti scored for RoPS in stoppage time
  10. How did all the British Isles sides do?

    Final scores

    Aberdeen 2-1 RoPS Rovaniemi

    Brann 2-2 Shamrock Rovers

    Cliftonville 0-1 Haugesund

    Connah's Quay Nomads 1-2 Kilmarnock

    Cork City 0-2 Progres Niederkorn

    Crusaders 2-0 B36 Torshavn

    Malmo 7-0 Ballymena United

    St Patrick's Athletic 0-2 Norrkoping

  11. Four in a row

    FT: Aberdeen 2-1 RoPS

    That makes it four wins out of four for Scottish teams in European competition this week.

    With away victories, Celtic, Rangers and now Kilmarnock are strong favourites to progress.

    Aberdeen looked a class above RoPS at times tonight, but Derek McInnes' side still have their work cut out to complete the tie.

  12. Tie back in balance

    FT: Aberdeen 2-1 RoPS

    Willie Miller

    Former Aberdeen captain on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: Aberdeen were miles ahead of them, but at 2-1, they are going to have to play well when they go over there and it will be nervous. That team can pass the ball

    Aberdeen 2-1 RoPS

    That stoppage-time goal from Tommi Jantti has thrown this tie back in the melting pot.

    Aberdeen looked to be heading to Finland with a comfortable lead thanks to a fine first-half finish from Niall McGinn and Sam Cosgrove's close-range finish shortly after the break.

    They will hope they don't regret missing chances to extend their advantage when the travel for the second leg.

    If it wasn't for a time-defying performance from 37-year-old former Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Ross County, Kilmarnock and Hibs goalkeeper Antonio Reguero, the tie would have been over.

    Instead, Jantti's late strike could prove to be a vital goal for visitors who have now gone four games without a victory.

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
    Image caption: Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes shows his disappointment
  14. GOAL Aberdeen 2-1 RoPS

    Tommi Jantti

    Pittodrie is shocked, silenced, as RoPS, having not threatened throughout the game, score on the break as substitute Tommi Jantti breaks the offside trap to slip the ball past new Dons captain Joe Lewis.

  15. Guess who?

    Aberdeen 2-0 RoPS

    Willie Miller

    Former Aberdeen captain on Sportsound

    Quote Message: Good strike by Cosgrove, wonderful save

    Aberdeen 2-0 RoPS

    Antonio Reguero continues to keep the visitors in the tie as the goalkeeper superbly turns a Sam Cosgrove shot wide for a corner.

  17. Post update

    Aberdeen 2-0 RoPS

    Jon Gallagher wins possession and looks to cap his fine debut with a goal.

    The on-loan Atlanta United midfielder is maybe a bit greedy with team-mates available but fires over as he goes for glory.

  18. Wilson for McGinn

    Aberdeen 2-0 RoPS

    James Wilson, the striker who has signed a two-year contract after being released by Manchester United after last season's loan at Pittodrie, takes his bow as he replaces Niall McGinn.

  19. 'Satisfactory for Dons'

    Aberdeen 2-0 RoPS

    Quote Message: RoPS haven't really laid a glove on Aberdeen. I'm sure Derek McInnes would like a third or fourth, but I'm sure he will be satisfied with 2-0 from Willie Miller Former Aberdeen manager
    Willie MillerFormer Aberdeen manager
  20. Post update

    Aberdeen 2-0 RoPS

    It's Connor McLennan's turn to test the RoPS goalkeeper, but Antonio Reguero is again up to the challenge. Superb show by the veteran Spaniard.