Caltex Socceroos keeper Danny Vukovic is still in the hunt to play in the UEFA Europa League, but there will be no European football for Jamie Maclaren’s Hibernian in 2018/19 after they crashed out in Norway.
Taking a 2-0 lead to Poland for the second leg against Lech Posnan, Vukovic’s Genk were largely untroubled as they won 2-1 on the road to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory.
Vukovic was again excellent for the Belgian’s making a couple of important stops at vital times to ensure there would be no comeback from Posnan.
Genk must now get past Danish side Brondby over two legs to book their spot in the Europa League group stage.
Unfortunately, Maclaren won’t be joining him after his Hibs side were bundled out by Norwegian side Molde.
After the first leg finished 0-0 in Scotland, Maclaren started the second leg and missed an early chance, with his side going on to lose the match – and tie - 3-0.
Elsewhere, striker Apostolos Giannou played 81 minutes for his Cypriot club AEK Larnaca, who crushed Sturm Graz 5-0 to complete a 7-0 aggregate win.
Awer Mabil’s FC Midtjylland are also into the final playoff round, their 3-1 win over New Saints making it a 5-1 triumph over the two legs.
Mabil started and played 73 minutes for the Danish champions.
Tomi Juric’s FC Luzern were eliminated at the hands of Olympiacos, while James Holland’s LASK Linz were knocked out by Turkish heavyweights Besiktas.
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