Dundalk FC draw Legia Warsaw in Champions League play-off 4 years ago

Dundalk FC draw Legia Warsaw in Champions League play-off

It will be a battle of Irish champions versus the Polish champions in the play-off round for the Champions League group stage.

Two legs against Legia Warsaw is all that's standing between Dundalk FC and the Champions League group stage, after the Airtricity League side were drawn against the Polish outfit in Friday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

Dundalk will enter into the match buoyed by their historic 3-0 win over BATE Borisov in Tallaght Stadium the third qualifying round.

Warsaw reached this stage by beating Slovakian champions AS Trenčín 1-0 over two legs, which came after their 3-1 aggregate win over Croatian champions HSK Zrinjski Mostar in the second qualifying round.

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It has already been confirmed that Dundalk will play their home leg of the play-off at the Aviva Stadium.

If the Lilywhites manage to beat Legia Warsaw, they would receive €2 million for the victory plus an additional €12 million for qualifying for the group stage. They would also earn €1.5 million for each group stage win while a draw would earn them €500,000.

Worst case scenario and Dundalk lose the tie, they'll go straight into the Europa League group stage where they'll have at least six games which carry €360,000 and €120,000 for a win or draw.

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