Friday 15 December 2017

Dundalk set to face Celtic or Linfield in Champions League qualifier if they overcome Rosenborg in Norway

David McMillan, hidden, of Dundalk celebrates after scoring his side's first goal with team-mates, from left, Brian Garland, John Mountney, Robbie Benson, Dane Massey and Patrick McEleney during the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round first leg match between Dundalk and Rosenborg at Oriel Park in Dundalk, Co Louth. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
David McMillan, hidden, of Dundalk celebrates after scoring his side's first goal with team-mates, from left, Brian Garland, John Mountney, Robbie Benson, Dane Massey and Patrick McEleney during the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round first leg match between Dundalk and Rosenborg at Oriel Park in Dundalk, Co Louth. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
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Stephen Kenny's Dundalk have been drawn to face Celtic or Linfield in the Champions League third round qualifier - but they need to see get past Rosenborg first.

The Airtricity League champions held the Norwegian side to a 1-1 draw at Oriel Park this week, setting up a tough second leg on Wednesday. And if there wasn't incentive enough to progress, they could have a blockbuster tie with Celtic in round three, with the Scottish champions expected to see off Linfield over two legs.

Brendan Rodgers' side travel to Belfast to take on Linfield in the first leg at Windsor Park this evening.

Stephen Kenny's men looked on course for another famous European win on Wednesday when David McMillan put the home side in front, but the Norwegian giants hit back to take a crucial away goal into next week's second leg.

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