On this date - July 23 - volume 1 of 2

Posted : 23rd July 2020 at 00:00:04

On this July 23 date in 2008 Linfield drew 1-1 away to Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia in a Champions League 1st round 2nd leg tie.

Linfield had lost the first leg 2-0 and so were eliminated on a 3-1 aggregate.

Marion Mandzukic had given the Croats an early lead but Michael Gault famously equalised for Linfield after 54 minutes.

The iconic image of Gault celebrating his famous goal is featured below.

Another image shows a firefighter removing a firework from the pitch - an incident which resulted in the temporary halting of the game and which surely distracted the focus of Alan Mannus as the home team scored their goal

The various images below were recently located at Windsor Park and the Linfield team line up on a memorable July evening in the Croatian capital was as follows.

Mannus, Douglas, O'Kane, Murphy, Bailie, Lindsay (Ferguson), Hagan, McAreavey, Gault, Mulgrew and Downey (Kearney)

Volume 2 of this ‘On this date - July 23’ feature will be forthcoming later today.

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