HIBERNIAN 0-1 BRONDBY

A first-half goalkeeping howler from Otso Virtanen helped Brondby to a Europa League first leg second round qualifying victory over Hibernian.

Kamil Wilczec’s strike on just 17 seconds was the only goal of what was a pulsating European clash.

Jason Cummings thought he had levelled in the first half but he was judged to be offside.

The decision led to Hibs’ new manager Neil Lennon being sent to the stand in his first competitive game in charge.

Easter Road was still echoing to the sound of the referee’s first whistle when the visitors took the lead, and it was nothing short of a nightmare for Virtanen in the Hibs goal.

Former West Brom midfielder Martin Albrechsten fired in a low shot that should have been held by the 22-year-old Finn but he spilled it horribly into the path of Wilczek, who simply slotted it home from three yards out.

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