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Football: Ajax see off PAOK to reach Champions League playoffs

Football: Ajax see off PAOK to reach Champions League playoffs

Sport Ajax Amsterdam's Dusan Tadic (right) and teammate Hakim Ziyech celebrate after winning the UEFA Champions League third preliminary round football match against PAOK Saloniki. (Olaf KRAAK/ANP/AFP) 14 Aug 2019 05:36AM (Updated: 14 Aug 2019 05:42AM) AMSTERDAM: Ajax reached the Champions League playoffs on Tuesday
How Linfield are two Europa League wins away from a £4m cash bonanza – Belfast Telegraph

How Linfield are two Europa League wins away from a £4m cash bonanza –...

Linfield manager David Healy got a special cake to mark his 40th birthday on Monday. Linfield will enter tonight's Europa League tie against FK Sutjeska in Montenegro (7.15pm) knowing the pathway to a potential £4m windfall lies ahead. Already in Europe this season, the Blues have earned £1m in Uefa prize money - the most…
Champions League 2019 Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule for 3rd Qualifying Fixtures

Champions League 2019 Odds, Live Stream, TV Schedule for 3rd Qualifying Fixtures

Soccrates Images/Getty ImagesAjax return to the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday as they enter in the third qualifying round and face Greek Super League winners PAOK.Eredivisie champions Ajax lost to Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of this competition last season, but they'll be wary of suffering a premature slip-up before they even reach the play-offs…
Europa League draw: Wolves could play Pyunik or Jablonec in third qualifying round

Europa League draw: Wolves could play Pyunik or Jablonec in third qualifying round

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo's side won the pre-season Premier League Asia Trophy in ChinaWolves will play Pyunik of Armenia or Czech Republic side Jablonec in the Europa League third qualifying round if they beat Northern Ireland's Crusaders.Wolves host Crusaders in their second round qualifier on Thursday before the return leg on 1 August.Rangers will…
Dundalk boss Perth upbeat ahead of €1.7m showdown

Dundalk boss Perth upbeat ahead of €1.7m showdown

Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile Dundalk boss Vinny Perth says that his group are dreaming big and have no interest in moral victories ahead of a massive €1.7m challenge in Azerbaijan. The League of Ireland champions are locked at 1-1 with Qarabag ahead of their Champions League second-round qualifier in Baku. Qarabag…
‘They are one of the best sides we’ve ever faced’ – Dundalk boss Perth praises Qarabag

‘They are one of the best sides we’ve ever faced’ – Dundalk boss Perth...

Perth: ‘We will bounce back’. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile Down, but not out. After management said their piece in the Dundalk dressing room, senior players chimed into the post-mortem that followed a draining experience for the League of Ireland champions. "They see it as half-time in their European adventure," said Dundalk boss Vinny Perth, a…
Lilywhites manager concedes his side ‘deserved’ to lose

Lilywhites manager concedes his side ‘deserved’ to lose

Perth: ‘We will bounce back’. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile Down, but not out. After management said their piece in the Dundalk dressing room, senior players chimed into the post-mortem that followed a draining experience for the League of Ireland champions. "They see it as half-time in their European adventure," said Dundalk boss Vinny Perth, a…
McGrath has become key figure in Dundalk’s European odyssey

McGrath has become key figure in Dundalk’s European odyssey

Jamie McGrath, here trying his luck against Qarabað FK during the first leg, is hopeful Dundalk can prosper in Azerbaijan. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile Jamie McGrath is breaking new ground by preparing to play a competitive Champions League qualifier in Azerbaijan. As a professional footballer from Meath, he's already used to taking unfamiliar journeys. McGrath is…
Jamie McGrath has become key figure in Dundalk’s European odyssey

Jamie McGrath has become key figure in Dundalk’s European odyssey

Jamie McGrath, here trying his luck against Qarabað FK during the first leg, is hopeful Dundalk can prosper in Azerbaijan. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile Jamie McGrath is breaking new ground by preparing to play a competitive Champions League qualifier in Azerbaijan. As a professional footballer from Meath, he's already used to taking unfamiliar journeys. McGrath is…
Qarabag – from wartime exile to the Champions League

Qarabag – from wartime exile to the Champions League

Dundalk are in Azerbaijan for the second leg of their second round Champions League qualifier with Qarabag, a side that has gone from losing their home to war, to becoming regulars in the group stages of European soccer. The Lilywhites' opponents are now the dominant force in the Azerbaijani Premier League, having won six successive…

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Lasse Schone explains why he decided to leave Ajax for Genoa. “It’s the right decision for us as a family and for me as a football player.” The Denmark international was a key figure in the side that reached the Champions League semi-final last season, eliminating Juventus along the way. This morning, he signed a…

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