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Europa League wrap: St Pat's outclassed, Liverpool gain advantage

The Irish side were beaten 3-0 by Hannover, thus all but ending their hopes of advancing to the group stages.

Pat's goalkeeper Brendan Clarke dejected after conceding the third goal.
Pat's goalkeeper Brendan Clarke dejected after conceding the third goal.

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC were beaten 3-0 by Hannover this evening at Tallaght Stadium in the Europa League third round first leg.

Leon Andreasen put the visitors ahead after six minutes, with a spectacular effort from distance.

Christian Pander doubled their advantage with just over 20 minutes remaining with a similarly ambitious effort, before Didier Ya Konan added to the hosts’ misery in the dying stages.

Consequently, the Irish side look set for a Europa League exit, barring a miracle in the second leg in Germany next week.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will go into their second leg tie in a healthy position.

They beat Gomel in Belarus this evening, thanks to a second half Stewart Downing goal, to give them a considerable advantage ahead of the return leg at Anfield next week.

Europa League results in full:

Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) 2 Vitesse (NED) 0KuPS Kuopio (FIN) 1 Bursaspor (TUR) 0

Arsenal Kiev (UKR) 3 Mura (SLO) 0

Dila Gori (GEO) 0 Anorthosis Famagouste (CYP) 1

Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv (ISR) 0 PAOK (GRE) 2

Ruch Chorzow (POL) 0 Viktoria Plzen (CZE) 2

APOEL (CYP) 2 Aalesunds (NOR) 1

Tromso IL (NOR) 1 Metalurg Donetsk (UKR) 1

Kalmar FF (SWE) 1 Young Boys Berne (SUI) 0

AIK Solna (SWE) 3 Lech Poznan (POL) 0

Ried (AUT) 2 Legia Warsaw (POL) 1

Heerenveen (NED) 4 Rapid Bucharest (ROM) 0

Twente (NED) 2 Mlada Boleslav (CZE) 0

Steaua Bucharest (ROM) 0 Spartak Trnava (SVK) 1

Servette (SUI) 1 Rosenborg (NOR) 1

Asteras Tripolis (GRE) 1 Maritimo (POR) 1

Gomel (BLR) 0 Liverpool (ENG) 1

Genk (BEL) 2 Aktobe (KAZ) 1

Horsens (DEN) 1 Elfsborg (SWE) 1

Hajduk Split (CRO) 0 Inter Milan (ITA) 3

Red Star Belgrade (SRB) 0 Omonia (CYP) 0

Videoton (HUN) 1 Ghent (BEL) 0

Dundee United (SCO) 2 Dynamo Moscou (RUS) 2

Eskisehirspor (TUR) 1 Marseille (FRA) 1

St Patrick’s (IRL) 0 Hanover (GER) 3

Athletic Bilbao (ESP) 3 Slaven Koprivnica (CRO) 1

FK Vojvodina (SRB) 2 Rapid Vienna (AUT) 1

FK Sarajevo (BSH) 2 Zeta (MNE) 1

Admira Wacker (AUT) 0 Sparta Prague (CZE) 2

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