FC Vaslui missed out on qualification for the Europa League knockout stage as they were were beaten by FC Zurich in their final Group D clash tonight.
Lazio beat the Romanians to second spot as they claimed a 2-0 win at home to pool leaders Sporting Lisbon.
Vaslui started the night level on points with the Rome side, but knowing they just needed to match Lazio's result to progress courtesy of their better head-to-head record.
But they came unstuck against a Zurich outfit bottom of the group and out of contention, with Xavier Margairaz opening the scoring with a 69th-minute goal and Oliver Buff making the points safe at the death.
Zurich, without a win in the group, started brightly and Margairaz and Admir Mehmedi both fired off target from in and around the area.
Amine Chermiti then had a shot blocked by defender Zhivko Milanov as the Swiss side continued to push forward.
But the Romanians almost went ahead in the 21st minute when Yero Bello's drilled effort from the right of the area was tipped round the post by Andrea Guatelli.
Vaslui again found themselves on the back foot, though, as Dusan Djuric curled a 25-yard free-kick into the arms of visiting goalkeeper Vytautas Cerniauskas.
With Lazio scoring either side of half-time to take control of their match at home to Sporting, Vaslui needed a goal to keep their hopes of progression alive.
Adailton tried his luck from 25 yards only for Guatelli to parry his effort and the Brazilian striker then headed over the top.
But Vaslui's task became even harder when Chaker Zouaghi laid the ball off to Margairaz, who curled a beautiful left-footed shot into the top corner.
The visitors almost went further behind minutes later, but Adrian Nikci's effort was blocked.
William Gerlem brought a comfortable save out of Guatelli as Vaslui looked for an equaliser, but their hopes disappeared in the 90th minute.
Margairaz turned provider for Buff to add a second and seal Vaslui's fate.