Dundalk make history with win over Bate Borisov

first_imgDundalk captain Stephen O’Donnell says that they proved that they belong at this level…The Lilywhites will now go into Friday’s play-off draw where they could face the likes of Man City, FC Porto, Villarreal and AS Roma.Later this evening, Celtic will also be aiming to book their place in this Friday’s draw.The SPL side have home advantage as they prepare to resume their third round qualifier against FC Astana.The pair played-out a 1-all draw in Kazakhstan last week after Leigh Griffiths bagged a precious away goal for the Hoops.Kick-off at Celtic Park is at 7:45. Dundalk will be playing European football right up until December after last night’s stunning win over BATE Borisov.The Lilywhites 3-0 win at the Tallaght Stadium sealed a 3-1 aggregate victory over the Belarussian champions and guaranteed that they will be playing in the Europa League group stages at the very least this year.Two headed goals from Dave McMillan and an injury-time strike from Robbie Benson means that the League of Ireland champions are now just one step away from a place in the Champions League group stages and the club now stands to earn a massive seven million euro windfall.last_img

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