Hibernians will be facing FC Red Bull Salzburg in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League after defeating FCI Tallinn of Estonia 1-0 at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn on Tuesday to qualify with a 3-0 aggregate score.
The first leg will be played on Tuesday at the Hibernians Stadium with the second leg scheduled the following week in Salzburg.
Hibs coach Mark Miller made one change from the team which won the first leg as Austrian defender Martin Kreuzriegler replaced Andrei Agius.
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The Paolites lost goalkeeper Andrew Hogg injured early in the game and he had to be replaced by Rudy Briffa. However they had their fair share of scoring opportunities going close through Jorginho and Bezzina during the first half and Sahanek and Bezzina in the second half.
The game seemed heading for a draw but Jorginho had other thoughts as two minutes from time, he managed to notch the winner.
FCI TALLINN Matvei Igonen, Andrei Kalimullin, Vladimir Avilov, Jevgeni Harin, Kirill Nesterov (71′ Artur Rattel), Aleksandr Kulinits, Pavel Domov (80′ Eduard Golovljov), Sergei Tumasyan (65′ Vladimir Voskobojnikov), Dmitri Kruglov, Aleksandr Dmitrijev, Albert Prosa.
HIBS Andrew Hogg (15’ Rudy Briffa), Martin Kreuzriegler, Rui da Gracia, Jackson Lima, Rodolfo Soares, Marcelo Dias, Bjorn Kristensen, Clayton Failla, Johann Bezzina, Jorginho (89′ Jurgen Degabriele), Marco Sahanek (71′ Joseph Mbong).
Referee: Alex Troleis (FAR)
Assistant Referees: Johnleif Gerdisa, Dan Peter Pauli Hojgaard (FAR)
Fourth Official: Dagfinn Olsen (FAR)