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Europa League qualifying roundup: West Ham completes comeback vs. Domzale

West Ham United v FC Lusitans - UEFA Europa League

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Diafra Sakho of West Ham acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

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The first leg certainly wasn’t how West Ham drew it up, but Thursday’s performance against NK Domzale was a bit more convincing.

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The Hammers comfortably won 3-0 (4-2 on aggregate) against their Slovenian opposition, ensuring the Premier League side a place in the final round of UEFA Europa League qualifying.

A pair of first-half finishes from Cheikhou Kouyaté gave West Ham a 2-0 advantage (3-2 on aggregate) inside of 25 minutes, before a late finish by Sofiane Feghouli with under 10 minutes to play guaranteed the side safety in the competition.

Other notable scores from Europa League qualification include:


  • Spartak Moskow 0-1 (1-2 on aggregate) AEK Larnaca
  • FK Qabala 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) Lille
  • Genk 2-1 (3-1 on aggregate) Cork
  • St Etienne 1-0 (1-0 on aggregate) AEK Athens
  • Videoton 1-1 (1-2 on aggregate) Midtjylland
  • Hertha BSC 1-3 (2-3 on aggregate) Brondby
  • AZ Alkmaar 2-1 (3-1 on aggregate) Giannina
  • Austria Vienna 1-1 Spartak Trnava (Vienna advances 5-4 on PKs)