SP La Fiorita
18:45 GMT 28 June 2017
The Linfield vs. La Fiorita match will be played on Wednesday, June 28, at the Windsor Park, Belfast. This is the first leg of Champions League first qualifying round. Linfield is Northern Irish champion, while La Fiorita is Maltese champion.
This will be the first meeting between these two teams.
Linfield won the title in Northern Ireland after their only rivals Crusaders suffered a shock defeat only two games before the end of the championship. They took advantage of their slip-off and won the title with two points ahead of Crusaders. The finish of the season was spectacular for them - Crusaders had a significant advantage early in the season, but Linfield managed to chase them down and beat them in the dying moments of the season.
Latest matches: FC Linfield
|06.05.2017||Iris||Coleraine FC||FC Linfield||0:3||W|
|29.04.2017||Prem||Cliftonville FC||FC Linfield||1:3||W|
|22.04.2017||Prem||Coleraine FC||FC Linfield||1:5||W|
|18.04.2017||Prem||FC Linfield||Glenavon FC||3:0||W|
|15.04.2017||Prem||Ballymena United||FC Linfield||0:2||W|
La Fiorita won the title on Malta after defeating Tre Penne in the playoffs finals by 2:1 after extra time. It is interesting that Tre Penne defeated them comfortably in the Cup match one month before, by 2:0. The Maltese champion will try to qualify for the next phase, but against a team that is currently in the best form in the world of football, they aren't too optimistic.
Latest matches: SP La Fiorita
|20.05.2017||Camp||SP La Fiorita||Tre Penne||2:1||W|
|12.05.2017||Camp||SP La Fiorita||SS Folgore/Falciano||2:0||W|
|06.05.2017||Camp||SP La Fiorita||AC Libertas||1:0||W|
|26.04.2017||Copp||SP La Fiorita||Tre Penne||0:2||L|
|22.04.2017||Copp||SP Tre Fiori||SP La Fiorita||0:3||W|
Linfield is the favorite to win this match, and we believe that the hosts feel they don't have any margin for error. Of course, La Fiorita will put up a fight, and we may see more than 2.5 goals in the upcoming game.
28 June 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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