thumped AIK to reach the group stage and alleviate some of the pain of another exit.

The Scottish champions dropped into the continent’s second-tier competition after losing to Cluj.

A effort, an own goal from keeper Oscar Linner, and strikes from Christopher Jullien and Le Morgan secured a 6-1 aggregate win.

The draw for the group stage will take place at 12:00 BST on Friday.

Despite an early scare when Kolbeinn Sigporsson hit a post after just two minutes, the Scottish champions’ safe passage never looked to be under threat at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.

However, the evening was not without its worries for Neil Lennon as he lost Kristoffer Ajer and Odsonne Edouard to injury with Sunday’s Old Firm game looming. Fans and police also clashed in the stands.

It is the second time in successive seasons the club have reached the tournament after dropping out of the qualifiers.

More to follow.

Line-ups

AIK

  • 34Linnér
  • 2Granli
  • 3Karlsson
  • 14MetsBooked at 53mins
  • 15LundströmSubstituted forRashidiat 79′minutes
  • 7Larsson
  • 8Kofi AduBooked at 51mins
  • 11BahouiBooked at 8minsSubstituted forHusseinat 62′minutes
  • 16Salétros
  • 10Obasi
  • 30SigthorssonSubstituted forGoitomat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dimitriadis
  • 9Lindkvist
  • 18Hussein
  • 20Elyounoussi
  • 23Janosevic
  • 24Rashidi
  • 36Goitom

  • 1Gordon
  • 35AjerSubstituted forRalstonat 15′minutes
  • 2Jullien
  • 6BittonBooked at 30mins
  • 23Bolingoli-Mbombo
  • 8BrownBooked at 51mins
  • 42McGregorBooked at 51mins
  • 49Forrest
  • 19JohnstonSubstituted forMorganat 45+25′minutes
  • 17Christie
  • 22EdouardBooked at 71minsSubstituted forBayoat 76′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Griffiths
  • 10Bayo
  • 15Hayes
  • 16Morgan
  • 21Ntcham
  • 56Ralston
  • 65Hazard
Referee:
Nikola Dabanovic
Attendance:
28,410

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