Dundalk crash out of Europa League…02/08/2018

Following their scoreless draw in the home first leg, Dundalk suffered a crushing four nil defeat by AEK Larnaca of Cyprus in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League second round tie to exit the competition on Thursday afternoon in Larnaca. Also in second round action were Burnley who go through to the third round following victory over Aberdeen. The contest ended level in regular time at one goal each with the hosts scoring twice in extra-time to set up a meeting with Basaksehir of Turkey. Stephen Ward started for the ‘Clarets’ with Jeff Hendrick joining the fray for the second period of extra-time while Kevin Long was an unused substitute. Tommie Hoban started for the visiting ‘Dons’ with Chris Forrester introduced at the same time as Hendrick. Stephen Gleeson was an unused substitute.