Match Report

Match Info

Date: 05/07/2016
Competition: Europa League
Venue: Stade de la Frontiere

Home Team

Oberweis(GK) (C), Ontiveros, Todorovic, Portier, Kuhne, Mertinitz, Stumpf, Peters, Pinna, Delgado, Lapierre

Away Team

Clarke(GK), O'Brien(C), Bermingham, Dennehy, Hoare; Cawley, Byrne, Treacy; Fagan, Timlin, Dennehy


Referee: Irfan Peljto (BIH)
Assistant referees: Davor Beljo (BIH) and Damir Lazic (BIH)
Fourth official: Haris Kaljanac (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: David Griffiths (WAL)
UEFA Referee observer: Salustia Chato Cipres (AND)

Goal Scorers

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Jeunesse Esch 2 - St Patrick's Athletic 1

Darren Dennehy's crucial away goal sent St Patrick's Athletic into the second qualifying round of the Europa League after a 2-1 defeat against AS Jeunesse Esch, but had to survive a late scare in Luxembourg.

The Inchicore side went into tonight's clash with a slender lead after Christy Fagan became the club's record scorer in European football with the only goal of game at Richmond Park last week, and despite losing on the night, advanced on away goals to the next round of the competition.

In the lead-up to the return leg, manager Liam Buckley insisted his side wouldn't sit back and for the opening stages of the game at La Frontière, duly took the game to their hosts.

Jeunesse however levelled matters on aggregate after 22 minutes when Patrick Stumpf gave the home supporters something to cheer about with the opening goal of the game.

Despite chances to claim a precious away goal, the Saints entered the interval 1-0 down.

The SSE Airtricity side stuck to the task and were rewarded on 73 minutes when Dennehy chose the perfect time to get his first goal for the club.

The 27-year-old, similar to the first-leg, caused havoc in the penalty area to head home a Keith Treacy cross to push the advantage back to Buckley's side.

The visitors appeared secure until Stumpf scored his second with three minutes remaining to set up a grandstand finish.

The five additional minutes had Pat's supporters biting their fingernails waiting for the full-time whistle, but Jeunesse, who had Adrien Portier dismissed for a second bookable offence, couldn't find the third goal they required to advance and it is the Dublin side who will now face either Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) or Spartaks Jurmala (Latvia) in the second qualifying round.