Zorya Luhansk hosted Athletic Bilbao in Lviv on Thursday.
The home team lost the ball and the initiative to the Basques, which clearly understood that their opponents were uncomfortable with losing or even playing a draw. So it took Athletic a lot of time to breach Zorya's defense lines.
0-0 in the first half was good enough for the guests, but they did not stop at that. Zorya managed to launch several nice attacks on their opponents, but eventualy succumbed to the more experienced Athletic. The two goals that they scored brought them another three points and sent them to the playoffs.
As for Yuriy Vernydub and his team, it's over for them in European football competitions in this season.