Tuesday was an incredible night here in Dublin as Dundalk took on BATE Borisov in Tallaght Stadium and overturned a one-goal defeat from the first leg to beat the Belarus side.
Dundalk are now in the UEFA Champions League play-off round and will look set to face one of Viktoria Plzen, Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic, APOEL Nicosia and Legia Warsaw with a place in the group stage at stake for Stephen Kenny’s men. As if that wasn’t exciting enough for the neutral Cork City are now on a mission themselves.
Regardless of the result tonight at Turner’s Cross, Cork City can be proud of their European campaign. They will also have the support of a packed stadium as it was reported today that it’s a 7,000 sell-out tonight.
Have City got what it takes to see off KRC Genk in the second leg of their Europa League third-round qualifier? Genk go into this game one goal to the good, that said they weren’t too impressive last week, John Caulfield men now have it all to play for tonight.
If City put in a similar shift to last week and capitalise on those many opportunities handed to them then we could be looking at yet another spectacular night for the League of Ireland.