Swansea ease into play-offs, Scots bow out
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Swansea ensured their place in the UEFA Europa League play-offs after a 0-0 draw at Malmo preserved their 4-0 advantage from the first leg of their third qualifying round clash.

The Welsh club, playing in Europe for the first time in 22 years, saw Michu and Wayne Routledge go close in Sweden while Wilfried Bony had a 'goal' ruled out for offside.

"Overall, I'm very satisfied," Swansea coach Michael Laudrup said. 

"It was a professional performance from ourselves, they had a chance in the first minute but then I think we dominated the game.

"There were also many positives. We have played two games, kept two clean sheets and not given many chances away to the opposition.

"If we had to find a negative then it is the fact that we have to do better offensively. But we can't always dominate games, and the clean sheets are very important because it breeds confidence."

Motherwell, St. Johnstone bow out     Scotland's two representatives in the final qualifying round were knocked out.

Motherwell, already 1-0 down from the first leg, lost 2-0 at Kuban Krasnodar in Russia while St. Johnstone were defeated on penalties by Minsk of Belarus.

St. Johnstone were 1-0 up from the first match but were defeated by the same score at home before Minsk prevailed 3-2 in the shootout.

The play-off draw takes place in Nyon on Friday.