The Reds saw their 1-0 first leg lead wiped out after just five minutes when Teofilo Gutierrez scored for the home side and had to wait until seven minutes from time to confirm their passage.

Home defender Remzi Kacar put through his own net and Dirk Kuyt fired the winner in the 88th minute to put some gloss on a testing two legs for Hodgson's men.

There were no such problems for Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, who wiped out a 1-0 first leg deficit to Sibir Novosibirsk with a crushing 5-0 win in Holland capped by two late goals from Balasz Dzsudzsak.

Sporting Lisbon scored a more dramatic come-from-behind win over Brondby in Denmark. Trailing 2-0 from their home leg, Sporting stormed to a 3-0 win with goals from Evaldo, Nuno Coelho and Yannick Djalo in injury time.

Aston Villa's awful season continued as they were dumped out in dramatic fashion at Villa Park, two late goals from Rapid Vienna securing a 3-2 win on the night and a 4-3 aggregate win for the Austrians.

Villa looked well in control when Gabriel Agbonlahor opened the scoring on 22 minutes and after Atdhe Nuhui's equaliser the home side were back in front through Emile Heskey 13 minutes from time.

But any thoughts Villa had of their passage to group stage being secured were dashed in less than a minute by Mario Sonnleitner's strike. Rene Gartler's goal three minutes later confirmed Villa's exit.

Celtic also suffered a continental nightmare as they blew a 2-0 first leg lead over Dutch club Utrecht to crash 4-0 on the night. Ricky van Wolfswinkel's hat-trick in the first 46 minutes dashed Hoops' hopes again.

Scottish hopes were also extinguished at Motherwell, whose 1-0 loss to Danish side OB completed a 3-1 aggregate defeat, and in Athens, where Dundee United's 1-1 draw with AEK saw them drop out 2-1 on aggregate.

There were no such worries for Manchester City, who completed a 3-0 aggregate win over Timisoara with a 2-0 win on the night at Eastlands, goals coming from Shaun Wright-Phillips and Dedryk Boyata.

Galatasaray were arguably the night's biggest casualties as they went out on away goals to Karpaty in the Ukraine. Karpaty, who ended the game with nine men, grabbed their equaliser in the last minute through Artem Fedetskiy.

Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen and Porto were among the night's comfortable winners although former European champions Steaua Bucharest needed penalties to dispose of Grasshopper after a 1-0 defeat on the night in Switzerland.