Dundalk August 2, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
Amazing performance from Dundalk this evening beating BATE Borisov 3 -0 in Tallaght and qualifying for the final play off Round of the Champions League. They have now also emulated Shamrock Rovers in qualifying for the Europa League Group Stages. However in post match interviews Stephen Kenny was very much making the point that this is too big an opportunity not to be fully focused on. The draw is on Friday and Dundalk are part of the Champions path to the Champions League.
With 10 teams in that part of the draw , Dundalk will be unseeded…. so if the favourites get through in the other ties, the seedings will mean Dundalk will play one of Olympiakos, Viktoria Plzen, Celtic, Red Bull Salzburg or APOEL Nicosia.
APOEL Nicosia ,Dinamo Zagreb ,Viktoria Plzen and Ludogerets are through already.
Matches To be decided…
Celtic v Astana (Celtic drawing 1-1 after first leg away from home)
Hapoel Be’er Sheva v Olympiakos (0-0 after first leg in Greece)
Legia Warsaw v Trencin (Legia lead 1-0 after winning away from home)
Copenhagen v Astra Giurgiu (1-1 after first leg)
Red Bull Salzburg v Partizan Tirana (Salzburg winning 1-0 after first leg)
….oh and I’m slightly jealous of the Journey Dundalk are on !