23/07/2021

Linfield Take Commanding Lead In European Qualifer

Linfield have taken a major step into the next round of the Europa Conference League qualifiers after a dominant first-leg win against Bosnian side Borac Banja Luka at Windsor Park last night, 22 July.

The Blues put four goals past Borac in a convincing 4–0 win ahead of the second leg in Bosnia next week.
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Michael Newberry gave Linfield an early lead, before Christy Manzinga doubled the score. The second half saw Linfield increase their lead to three courtesy of Jamie Mulgrew, with Jimmy Callacher sealing the dominant display with an injury-time goal.

David Healy's side dropped down to the Europa Conference after last week's Champions League exit, but responded with last night's exciting display for home fans.

If Linfield progress, they will play Belarusia's Shakhtyor Soligorsk or Fola Esch of Luxembourg in the third qualifying round.

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