ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC were beaten 3-0 by Hannover this evening at Tallaght Stadium in the Europa League third round first leg.
Leon Andreasen put the visitors ahead after six minutes, with a spectacular effort from distance.
Christian Pander doubled their advantage with just over 20 minutes remaining with a similarly ambitious effort, before Didier Ya Konan added to the hosts’ misery in the dying stages.
Consequently, the Irish side look set for a Europa League exit, barring a miracle in the second leg in Germany next week.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will go into their second leg tie in a healthy position.
They beat Gomel in Belarus this evening, thanks to a second half Stewart Downing goal, to give them a considerable advantage ahead of the return leg at Anfield next week.
Europa League results in full:
Anzhi Makhachkala (RUS) 2 Vitesse (NED) 0KuPS Kuopio (FIN) 1 Bursaspor (TUR) 0
Arsenal Kiev (UKR) 3 Mura (SLO) 0
Dila Gori (GEO) 0 Anorthosis Famagouste (CYP) 1
Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv (ISR) 0 PAOK (GRE) 2
Ruch Chorzow (POL) 0 Viktoria Plzen (CZE) 2
APOEL (CYP) 2 Aalesunds (NOR) 1
Tromso IL (NOR) 1 Metalurg Donetsk (UKR) 1
Kalmar FF (SWE) 1 Young Boys Berne (SUI) 0
AIK Solna (SWE) 3 Lech Poznan (POL) 0
Ried (AUT) 2 Legia Warsaw (POL) 1
Heerenveen (NED) 4 Rapid Bucharest (ROM) 0
Twente (NED) 2 Mlada Boleslav (CZE) 0
Steaua Bucharest (ROM) 0 Spartak Trnava (SVK) 1
Servette (SUI) 1 Rosenborg (NOR) 1
Asteras Tripolis (GRE) 1 Maritimo (POR) 1
Gomel (BLR) 0 Liverpool (ENG) 1
Genk (BEL) 2 Aktobe (KAZ) 1
Horsens (DEN) 1 Elfsborg (SWE) 1
Hajduk Split (CRO) 0 Inter Milan (ITA) 3
Red Star Belgrade (SRB) 0 Omonia (CYP) 0
Videoton (HUN) 1 Ghent (BEL) 0
Dundee United (SCO) 2 Dynamo Moscou (RUS) 2
Eskisehirspor (TUR) 1 Marseille (FRA) 1
St Patrick’s (IRL) 0 Hanover (GER) 3
Athletic Bilbao (ESP) 3 Slaven Koprivnica (CRO) 1
FK Vojvodina (SRB) 2 Rapid Vienna (AUT) 1
FK Sarajevo (BSH) 2 Zeta (MNE) 1
Admira Wacker (AUT) 0 Sparta Prague (CZE) 2