Aberdeen knocked out of Europa League by Maribor Comical goal rounds off night of misery


A night of controversy saw Aberdeen knocked out 2-1 on aggregate by Maribor in the Europa League, leaving Celtic the only team in European competition before the league season kicks off.

Adam Rooney had the chance to give Aberdeen the lead from the penalty spot in the first half, but Jasmin Handanovic saved the spot kick.

Into the second half, substitute Jayden Stockley was shown two yellow cards in quick succession giving the Dons a major headache with half an hour still to play. But with the game minutes away from full-time, a pass back from Graham Shinnie to Joe Lewis in the Aberdeen goal hit a divot and bobbled over his foot and rolled into the back of the net to give Maribor an unlikely goal on a night that Aberdeen had dominated.

The Dons were out 2-1 on aggregate, 1-0 in the night, but the reaction from those watching the game aimed the blame squarely at the referee – who had a shocker of a performance.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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