On this date - August 29

Posted : 29th August 2020 at 06:58:54

On this August 29 date last year Linfield lost 2-1 in Baku against Qarabag of Azerbaijan in the Europa League play off second leg.

The hosts led from the 7th minute and added a second on 87 minutes. However, Shayne Lavery pulled a goal back for Linfield in injury time to reduce the deficit.

Linfield had won the first leg 3-2 and so it was the Azeris who qualified for the group stages after winning the tie on the away goals rule.

The Linfield line up was - Rohan Ferguson, Chris Casement, Jimmy Callacher, Mark Stafford, Matthew Clarke, Stephen Fallon (Andy Waterworth 77'), Jamie Mulgrew, Bastien Hery, Joel Cooper (Jordan Stewart 81’), Niall Quinn (Kirk Millar 77'), Shayne Lavery.

Also on this August 29 date - in 2002 - Linfield were in UEFA Cup first round 2nd leg action at Windsor Park.

Trailing 4-0 from the first leg in Norway, Linfield drew 1-1 against Stabaek in the return leg.

Glenn Ferguson, captain on the night, gave Linfield a 43rd minute lead and the visitors were reduced to 10 men on 63 minutes when a player was red carded.

In the 79th minute Ferguson and the visiting captain also picked up red cards and Stabaek grabbed an 82nd minute equaliser to win the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

The Linfield team was

Mannus, Collier, McShane, Dickson, Hunter (King, 83), Picking, Kelly, Shaw, D.Murphy, McBride and Ferguson.

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