In Pictures: St Pat's lose but squeeze through in the Europa League

They were up against opponents from Luxembourg

Jeunesse Esch, St Pats

Jeunesse Esch's Martin Ontiveros and Patrick Stumpf with Ger O'Brien of St. Patrick's Athletic ©INPHO/Fernand Konnen

St Patrick's Athletic have reached the second qualifying round for the upcoming Europa League campaign.

The Saints advanced on away goals despite enduring a 2-1 defeat to Jeunesse Esch tonight in Luxembourg.

Darren Dennehy's goal in the 73rd minute from a corner was the decisive score of the night as it finished 2-2 on aggregate, which was enough for Liam Buckley's side to go through.

Jeunesse Esch's Ricardo Delgado with Mark Timlin of St. Patrick's Athletic ©INPHO/Fernand Konnen

St. Patrick's Athletic's Christy Fagan celebrates Darren Dennehy's goal ©INPHO/Fernand Konnen

Jeunesse Esch's Giancarlo Pinna with Ger O'Brien of St. Patrick's Athletic ©INPHO/Fernand Konnen

Jeunesse Esch's Giancarlo Pinna with Ger O'Brien of St. Patrick's Athletic ©INPHO/Fernand Konnen

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