Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn will face Ireland's Cork City in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League after the Luxembourg team survived a huge scare in their preliminary round tie with Cardiff Metropolitan University from Wales.

With Progres Niederkorn carrying a 1-0 home win into the away leg, they had to rely on the away goals rule to survive after a 2-1 loss in the second leg on the night.

Playing at the Cardiff International Sports Campus, Jordan Lam and Dylan Rees scored for the home side to put the university team in sight of a famous victory; however, Mayron de Almeida levelled the tie at 2-2 on aggregate which proved enough for Progres Niederkorn who will travel to face Cork City in the first leg at Turner's Cross in Cork on Thursday 11 July with the return leg in Luxembourg the following week.

Steven Gerrard's Rangers are awaiting the winners of Pristina of Kosovo or St Joseph's from Gibraltar in the first round. If Rangers come through that tie, they will take on the winners of the Cork-Progres tie.