Birkirkara held La Fiorita of San Marino in a 1-1 draw at the San Marino Stadium in Serravalle in the second leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League first qualifying round on Thursday to qualify with a 2-1 aggregate score.
Birkirkara will therefore travel to Slovenia to meet Olimpija Ljubljana in the second qualifying round – first leg to be played in Slovenia next week.
Luke Montebello put Birkirkara ahead on the 53rd minute but five minutes later, the hosts equalised thanks to an own goal by Yannick Yankam.
LA FIORITA Gianluca Vivan, Andrea Brighi, Ivan Pedrelli, Roberto Di Maio, Matteo Prandelli, Simone Errico, Andrea Grandoni, Ramiro Lago (72′ Tommaso Zafferani), Danilo Rinaldi (77′ Giordan Bardeggia), Armando Amati (77′ Simone Loiodice), Marcello Mularoni (64′ Tommaso Guidi).
BIRKIRKARA Daniel Fernandes, Enrico Pepe, Yannick Yankam, Luke Montebello, Roderick Briffa (86′ Ryan Scicluna), Kurt Zammit, Diego Venancio, Federico Falcone, Cain Attard, Claudio Bonanni (90+2′ Johann Bezzina), Oscar Carniello.
Referee: Eldorjan Hamiti (ALB)
Assistant Referees: Ridiger Çokaj, Ani Kociaj (ALB)
Fourth Official: Erjon Bastari (ALB)