Shamrock Rovers Earn Mammoth Milan Europa Tie!

Shamrock Rovers v AC Milan via @ShamrockRovers

Shamrock Rovers will play Italian giants AC Milan in the second round of the Europa League qualifying at Tallaght Stadium.

The match will be played behind closed doors on Thursday, September 17th.

Stephen Bradley’s title chasing, league leaders will host the seven-time European Cup winners, with the ‘Rossoneri‘ boasting the veteran star Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their ranks.

Rovers made it to the second round thanks to a Joey O’Brien winning penalty in a 13-12 shootout win over Ilves Tampere last Thursday.

The Hoops last played Italian football royalty a decade ago against Juventus, despite it being a friendly in 2010.

Elsewhere Dundalk will have been the best possible draw as they will play unseeded Inter Escaldes of Andorra.

Inter Escaldes were the lowest ranked team. The Lilywhites will be away from home.

Coleraine’s reward for stunning Maribor is a home tie with Motherwell of the SPL.

Tottenham Hotspur were pitted against Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

Rangers will have to travel to Gibraltar to play against Lincoln Red Imps who once shocked their Glasgow arch-rivals Celtic in Europe.