Dundalk suffer disappointment in Europa League

first_imgDundalk remain in second place in the group standings – a point ahead of Maccabi Tel Aviv, who defeated AZ Alkmaar.However, Dundalk could be crowned League of Ireland champions later tonight.Title rivals Cork City have to beat St Pat’s at Turners Cross in order to have any chance of dethroning the defending champions, who aren’t in action again until Sunday.Also tonight in the Airtricity League Premier Division, Derry City entertain Sligo Rovers at the Brandywell, while Galway United are at home to Longford Town.Those games all kick-off at 19:45, but there’s two 8pm starts – Shamrock Rovers entertain Bray Wanderers at the Tallaght Stadium and Finn Harps and Wexford Youths meet in a game that the Youths have to win if they’re to overtake Harps in the race to avoid finishing in the relegation play-off spot. Dundalk’s Europa League adventure suffered it’s first disappointment last night as Zenit St Petersburg came from behind to claim a 2-1 win at the Tallaght Stadium.Robbie Benson’s swerving shot in the 52nd minute had briefly given Stephen Kenny’s side a chance to claim what would have been their biggest win of their remarkable season.But the Russian giants fought-back with goals from Robert Mak and Brazilian interantional Giuliano to take control of Group D.last_img