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Linfield receive home comforts in Europa League third qualifying round draw, with Coleraine set for road trip

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Linfield have fond memories of playing at home in the Europa League, as evidenced by their win over Qarabag last year

Linfield have fond memories of playing at home in the Europa League, as evidenced by their win over Qarabag last year

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Linfield have fond memories of playing at home in the Europa League, as evidenced by their win over Qarabag last year

Linfield have been granted a home tie in the third qualifying round of the Europa League should they overcome Floriana in the second round this month.

The Danske Bank Premiership champions will welcome either Flora Tallinn of Estonia or KR Reykjavik of Ireland to Windsor Park should they defeat the Maltese champions at the same venue on September 17.

Meanwhile, Coleraine will travel to either KF Laci of Albania or, more likely, Hapoel Beer-Sheva of Israel if they can overcome Motherwell in their second round tie at the Showgrounds.

Elsewhere, Celtic will take on either Riga (Latvia) or a familiar side in Tre Fiori (San Marino), while Rangers will be away again to either FC Progres Niederkorn (Luxembourg) or Willem II (Netherlands) if they defeat Lincoln Red Imps in the second round.

Aberdeen could secure themselves a sensational tie with Portuguese giants Sporting if they defeat Viking FK of Norway, with Tottenham Hotspur in line to travel to FC Botosani (Romania) or KF Shkendija (Macedonia) should they overcome Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

If they could somehow overcome AC Milan, Shamrock Rovers would be handed a home tie with one of FK Bodo/Glimt (Norway) or FK Zalgiris Vilnius (Lithuania), while Dundalk would be away to Sheriff of Macedonia should they take care of Inter Escaldes.

Bala Town's reward if they defeat Standard Liege would be a home tie with FC Vojvodina of Serbia and The New Saints would be away to one of CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria) or Bate Borisov (Belarus) should they see off B36 Torshavn.

Belfast Telegraph