Shamrock Rovers will be up against Hibernians in the first leg of the first round of the Champions League qualification.
Shamrock Rovers will be up against Hibernians in the first leg of the first round of the Champions League qualification. Both the sides will be excited to translate their success in their domestic leagues last season to the European stage and mount a serious challenge to qualify for the group stages of the 2022/23 Champions League. The winner of this tie will advance to the second round of qualification while the other team will head to the UEFA Europa Conference League Champions Path second qualifying round. It promises to be a keenly anticipated match.
|Shamrock Rovers vs Hibernians||Key Details|
|Date||6 July, 2022|
|Venue||Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Ireland|
|Kickoff time India||12:00 am IST|
|Kickoff time Ireland||7:30 pm Ireland Time|
|Kickoff time Malta||8:30 pm CEST|
Shamrock Rovers enjoyed a spectacular season last time around. They clinched the Irish First Division title by a margin of 16 points in the end. This year too, they are enjoying a good run in Ireland, sitting comfortably at top with a 10 point lead. Shamrock Rovers have also enjoyed a decent run of results in recent times. In their last six matches, they have won four, drew one and lost just one fixture. The Irish outfit will be hoping for a better result in the qualifying stages this time around, after they were eliminated in round one last year by Slovan Bratislava.
Hibernians, on the other hand, endured a run of mixed results to close their last season. They won three, drew one and lost two of their last six matches. However, they finished top of the Malta First Division and were crowned champions. This feat has brought them to this coveted stage of qualification to the Champions League. Hibernians, will be undoubtedly looking to make the most of this tie before they prepare for their home leg in a week’s time.
Both the teams will know the importance of this game and will hence look to field their strongest XIs on the pitch. For Shamrock Rovers, Daniel Mandroiu will be missing due to a foot injury. Apart from him, Jack Byrne and Neil Farrugia are also unavailable, both suffering from muscle injuries. For Hibernians, the positive news will be that they are no injury or suspension issues to deal with.
Shamrock Rovers possible line-up: Mannus, Hoare, Lopes, Grace, Gannon, Towell, O’Neill, Kavanagh, Greene, Watts, Gaffney
Hibernians possible line-up: Cremona, Grech, Fonesca, Agius, Lauresen, Izquier, Thaylor, Grech, Vella, Degabriele, Groothusen
The UEFA Champions League match between Shamrock Rovers vs Hibernians will take place at the Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday at 12:00 am IST.
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