Credit: UEFA

In Thursday evening’s UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round 1st keg match at the Stafe Josy Barthel in Luxembourg-ville, Dudelange ran out 3-1 winners over Nomme JK Kalju of Estonia.

The difference in the two sides was surely Dominik Stolz who scored two goals in the first half before nabbing a third with just 15 minutes left on the clock.

He scored his first-half goals in three minutes on the half-hour mark to see the home side move into a 2-0 lead; however, the visitors got one goal back thanks to Sander Paul just 4 minutes before the referee blew his whistle for the break. 

In fact, he was kept busy all evening, dealing out three yellow cards (Ricardo Delgado for the home team in the first half, and Vladimir Avilov and Peeter Klein for the visitors in the second half, before brandishing the red card to Robert Kirss of Kalju.

The second leg is next Tuesday in Tallinn, Estonia, kick-off at 18:00.

Dudelange: Kips, Schnell (c), Pokar, Sinani, Stolz (rep. 84 mins by Natami), Delgado, Bernier, Klapp, Kirch (sub. 90+1 min by Lesquoy), Morren, Bouchouari.