The three remaining Luxembourg representatives in the UEFA Europa League played the first leg of the second qualifying round on Thursday evening.
While Luxembourg champions F91 Dudelange and runners-up Progrès Niederkorn managed to maintain their interest in the competition, Europa League progress is all but over for Fola Esch suffered. Playing away, Fola shipped five goals without reply to Belgian side Genk.
Dudelange enjoyed home advantage for their first leg and managed to come back from going a goal down just before half time to beat Drita from Kosovo 2-1. Goals from Nicolas Perez and Dave Turpel, the latter a penalty, secured victory for the Luxembourg team.
Progrès Niederkorn travelled to Hungary to face Honvéd FC. The Luxembourg side battled hard to stave off the more experienced Hungarians, but conceded a goal in the 83rd minute when defender Botond Baráth managed to connect with a corner and stab the ball home from six yards. But last season Niederkorn recovered from a 1-0 defeat away at Rangers to win 2-0 in Luxembourg, so they will be optimistic about progressing again in the second leg in Differdange next Thursday. Kick off is at 7 p.m.