Trabzonspor end Derry's European dream

Derry City 0 Trabzonspor 3

Trabzonspor end Derry's European dream

Derry City 0 Trabzonspor 3

As they did in the first leg in Turkey, defensive frailties came home to haunt Derry City as they duly bowed out of the Europa League, losing 3-0 to Trabzonspor at the Brandywell to go out on a 7-2 aggregate.

Having brought a 4-2 lead with them, Trabzonspor killed off this second qualifying round tie eleven minutes into the second half when Derry right-back Simon Madden failed to clear a loose ball in the home penalty area to give Paulo Henrique a simple tap-in goal.

Henrique got his second on 82 minutes when Derry were clinically punished on the counterattack. Volkan Zen raced away on the right to cross low for the Brazilian striker to calmly finish.

Henrique then set up substitute Abdulkadir Ozdemir to drill home the third goal in the first minute of stoppage time.

The first goal marked a bitter-sweet night for Madden who had been the Derry hero late in the first half. Poland international Adrian Mierzejewski's delightful ball put winger Sen in on goal. And though Derry keeper Ger Doherty took the sting out of the shot, Madden got back well to clear off the line.

Though Trabzonspor had more of the ball, Derry countered well in that first half, creating two decent chances.

Visiting keeper and skipper Onur Kivrak did well to palm away a dangerous Ryan McBride cross after six minutes with defender Giray Kacar clearing for a corner.

Derry carved another good opening on 31 minutes. Left-back Eoghan Osborne got forward to whip over a cross for Ruaidhri Higgins to bring a clumsy save from Onur with David McDaid lurking for the rebound.

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