Blues could face a trip to Poland - Glens and Bannsiders handed home ties

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Linfield scorers Christy Manzinga and Bastien Hery.

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The draws were made on Sunday for the European club competitions.

One of the local teams involved, Linfield, are currently playing in a Champions League qualifying tournament.

They'll meet Kosovo champions Drita in Tuesday's preliminary round final in Switzerland. 

If they get through that, the Blues will face a trip to Poland on August 18th or 19th:

Glentoran and Coleraine have been handed home ties in their Europa League games:


Back to the Champions League - 

Linfield beat Tre Fiori of San Marino 2-0 in their preliminary round semi-final on Saturday.

Blues boss David Healy:

Second half goals from French subs. Bastien Hery and new signing Christy Manzinga secured the victory in Nyon.

Linfield enjoyed the majority of possession in a first half of few opportunities with perhaps the best chance coming around the ten minute mark when Shayne Lavery's effort from a Niall Quinn through ball was blocked.

Kirk Millar was twice denied by the Tre Fiori keeper early in the second half as Healy's side stepped up a gear.

But the deadlock was eventually broken 20 minutes from time when Hery unleashed a great right foot strike into the top corner to give keeper Aldo Simoncini no chance.

Here's Hery:

Then, with seven minutes remaining, Manzinga made sure of Linfield's progression with a tap-in after Simoncini misjudged a Chris Johns punt forward.

Tre Fiori were reduced to ten men late in the game when Giacomo Procacci was dismissed by Hungarian referee Balazs Berke for a challenge on Millar.

Linfield: Johns, Larkin, Callacher, Millar, Lavery, Nasseri, Kearns, McClean, Mulgrew, Boyle, Quinn subs Moore (not used), Stafford (not used), Waterworth (replaced Nasseri 65), Manzinga (replaced McClean 66), Clarke (not used), Hery (replaced Lavery 67), Pepper (not used)

There's a further European draw on Monday, with Derry City in the Europa League hat.

The Candystripes suffered a heartbreaking defeat on Sunday:

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