Birkirkara were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League following a 1-1 draw with KF Vllaznia Shkoder at the Loro Boriçi Stadium in Shkoder in the second leg of the first qualifying round. Vllaznia therefore reached the next stage with a 2-1 aggregate score where they will be meeting FC Thun of Switzerland.
Coach Patrick Curmi made two changes from the team which lost narrowly at the Hibs Stadium, including Leighton Grech and Brazilian striker David Silva in the starting line-up. Andrei Agius was in fact unavailable as his contract with the club expired at the end of the month while Andrew Decesare started the game on the bench.
Armando Vajushi put Vllaznia ahead after just four minutes but Brazilian striker David Silva levelled matters for Birkirkara on the 17th.
VLLAZNIA Miroslav Vujadinovi?, Dritan Smajlaj, Bracan Popovi? (63′ Vioresin Sinani), Abraham Alechenwu, Amarildo Belisha, Xheyahir Sukaj, Armando Vajushi, Arsen Sykaj, Blažo Rajovi?, Ilir Nallbani (85′ Edon Hasani), Olsi Gocaj (46′ Ndriçim Shtubina).
B’KARA Jorge Mora, Marcis Savinovs, Gareth Sciberras, Paul Fenech, Trevor Cilia (66′ Alan Tabone), Jacopo Camilli (75′ Ryan Camenzuli), David Silva, Leighton Grech, Joseph Zerafa, Angus Buhagiar, Rowen Muscat.
Referee: Mário Vlk (SVK)
Assistant referees: Erik Weiss (SVK), Miroslav Benko (SVK)
Fourth official: Lubomír Samotny (SVK)