On this July 16 date five years ago in 2015 Linfield lost 2-1 in a Europa League 2nd round 1st leg tie away to Spartak Trnava of Slovakia.
A wonderful 22nd minute free kick by David Kee had equalised the home side’s opener and the Linfield team line up was
Ross Glendinning, Reece Glendinning, Haughey, Hegarty, M.Clarke, Sproule, Kee, S. Lowry, Burns (R.Clarke 57), Waterworth and Bates.
Also on this July 16 date - in 2008 - Linfield played host to Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia in a Champions League 1st round 1st leg tie.
The visitors recorded a 2-0 win thanks to a goal in each half by Marion Mandzukic and the team line up was as follows
Mannus, Douglas, Gault, Murphy, Hagan, Bailie, Lindsay (Burns 73), McAreavey (Thompson 76), O’Kane, Mulgrew and Downey