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09 Aug 2022

League of Ireland clubs produce spectacular performances in UEFA Europa Conference League

League of Ireland clubs produce spectacular performances in UEFA Europa Conference League

League of Ireland clubs Sligo Rovers and St Patrick's Athletic pulled off stunning results in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday. PIC: Sportsfile

League of Ireland clubs Sligo Rovers and St Patrick's Athletic pulled off stunning results in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday.

Sligo Rovers, who had a 1-0 advantage going into their second leg home tie against Motherwell, overcame the Scottish Premiership side 2-0 at the Showgrounds in a historic result.

The Bit O'Red will face Viking FK (Norway) in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

St Patrick's Athletic also put in a fantastic performance and result away to Slovenian outfit NŠ Mura. The tie was on a knife-edge going into the second leg after the teams drew 1-1 in the first game at Richmond Park. It was once again level, finishing 0-0, after full time and extra-time which brought the encounter to penalties. The Dubliners came out on top in the shoot-out - winning 6-5 to send them through to the next round.

St Pat's will come up against CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria) in the next stage of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

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