Birkirkara were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League despite a goalless draw at the Milano Arena in Kumanovo in the second leg of the first qualifying round. Following a 2-2 draw at the Hibs Stadium last week, Birkirkara were therefore eliminated in the away goals rule.
The Stripes had their fair share of scoring opportunities, going close to taking the lead late in the first half through Shola Shodiya who hit the woodwork.
METALURG SKOPJE Igor Pavlovi?, Kemal Alomerovi? (80′ Agron Memedi), Igor Kralevski, Blagoj?e Ljam?evski, Ilija Nestorovski (59′ Blagoja Naumovski), Goran Dragovi?, Hristijan Dimoski (86′ Ninoslav Dodevski), Mile Krstev, Mile Petkovski, Cvetan ?urlinov, Ljubomir Stevanovi?.
BIRKIRKARA Reuben Gauci, Rodrigo Pereira, Paul Fenech, Shola Shodiya, Nikola Vukanac (77′ Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza), Ryan Camenzuli (56′ Gareth Sciberras), Joselito Dos Reis, Joseph Zerafa, Ryan Scicluna, Jorge Santos, Rowen Muscat.
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Assistant referees: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT), Gerd Adanitsch (AUT)
Fourth official: Manfred Krassnitzer (AUT)
Yellow Cards: Kralevski, Curlinov, Alomerovic, Dragovic, Fenech