BANGOR City, left with a mountain to climb after a 6-1 first leg home defeat, made a brave attempt to reclaim some lost pride in the away return.
But classy FC Midjtylland, looking confident in front of 4,500 fans at their Herning stronghold, still added four goals to claim a 10-1 aggregate win.
City manager Nev Powell said: “We can take a great deal of satisfaction from what the lads achieved against a quality side, whom I fully expect will go far in this Uefa competition.
“We had the worse possible start, conceding a goal after just a couple of minutes, a header from a corner, which made it another set piece failure by us.
“But we went close to scoring a couple of times in the first half and again near the end, despite being up against top rate opponents, which made it a great experience for our players.”
In the first half Les Davies forced home keeper Lasse Heinze into a superb save to divert the shot around a post. Then Sion Edwards raced clear of his marker only to scuff his goal attempt, while Chris Seargeant produced a low drive late on that the keeper smothered.
City were in trouble when the Danes’ Jude Nworuh scored after three and 36 minutes. Follow-ups in the second half came from Christian Sivedaek (56) and Badjide Collins (77).