Dundalk in Europa League second round action…26/07/2018

Dundalk played out a scoreless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League second round tie against AEK Larnaca of Cyprus in Oriel Park on Thursday evening with the second leg scheduled for the following Thursday at 4.30pm in Larnaca. The winners will meet the losers of the Champions League tie between Ajax (Holland) and Sturm Graz (Austria) with the Dutch side holding a two nil advantage from the home first leg.

Also in second round first leg action on Thursday evening were Scottish and English representatives Aberdeen and Burnley who played out a one all draw at Pittodrie. The hosts included Tommie Hoban in their starting eleven while Stephen Gleeson was a second half substitute. Fellow midfielder Chris Forrester was an unused substitute for the ‘Dons’. The visiting ‘Clarets’ had Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward in their starting eleven while Kevin Long and Jonathan Walters were unused substitutes.