Linfield to play Anderlecht in Champions League today

Posted : 13th August 2019 at 08:55:38

Linfield will play Anderlecht in the concluding game of UEFA Champions League Group 8 in Brussels in a 5pm kick off today (4pm UK time).

The game will take place at the Lotto park stadium where Vincent Kompany led his team onto the pitch for their league game on Friday evening.

After impressive wins against PAOK and Lillestrom, Anderlecht need just a draw from tonight’s game against Linfield to qualify as group winners to the knock out stages.

After an outstanding 3-2 win against PAOK, Linfield will approach tonight’s formidable challenge in good heart.

A measure of the achievement of Linfield’s win against PAOK can be viewed in terms of the relevant UEFA coefficients.

While fourth seeds Linfield’s UEFA coefficient is a modest 0.660, second seeds PAOK have a much higher coefficient of 10.965.

Third seeds Anderlecht’s coefficient is 5.465 (second highest among third seeds) while top seeds Lillestrom have the highest coefficient in the tournament - 42.405.

Linfield return to Belfast tomorrow to prepare for Saturday night’s Irish Cup semi final against Crusaders in Bangor.



Below - personnel from Linfield Ladies in Brussels Grande Place on Sunday.

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