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Champions League Qualifying Draw

posted 20 Jun 2011, 13:30 by Stephen M
What is it with Linfield and the Champions League draw? Yet again we have drawn the short straw. Not only against the top seeded team in the group draw but in an almost impossible location for supporters to get to, on top of which visas will be required to get into the country! BATE of Belarus - ever heard of them? No, didn't think so, neither had I until the draw! But true to form their recent record stands out head and shoulders above every other team we could have drawn - draws with Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, beat Everton at Goodison and through the group stages of the Europa League last year only to go out on goal difference to PSG. Well at least we know what we are up against. At least we have the benefit of the first leg being at home and maybe we can take a decent result into the second leg. Good luck to the team and to those who plan to travel in support of the team.