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Vardar out of Europa League qualifiers

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Armenia’s Pyunik Yerevan beat Vardar 2:0 in the first round of the Europa League qualifiers in Skopje on Thursday, eliminating the Macedonian outfit in the process.

Following the 1:0 loss in the first leg, Vardar failed to find the net despite several chances. Pyunik’s Bacar Balde scored twice in the closing minutes (85. and 89. minutes) and sealed the win.

All three Macedonian teams taking part in the Europa League qualifiers (Vardar, Rabotnicki and Shkupi) have been eliminated on the first hurdle, while champions Shkendija managed to advance to the Champions League second qualifying round after beating Wales’ TNS 5:4 on aggregate.