Sheriff Tiraspol was eliminated by Ireland’s Dundalk and missed the chance of playing a match against the surprise of the competition KI Klaksvik of the Faroe Islands in the playoffs of the UEFA Europa League, IPN reports.
The only Moldovan player of Sheriff on the field Veaceslav Posmac opened the score in the 8th minute with a head kick from a corner taken by Ukraine’s Bliznichenko. Dundalk, which ranks third in Ireland after 12 stages played, tied in the overtime of the first half. Murray scored also with a head kick. The winner was decided in the penalty shootout. Kapic, Veloso and Parra scored for Sheriff. Obilor of Nigeria failed.
“We didn’t deserve to qualify. Dundalk was faster and won more aerial duels. The penalty shootout is a lottery, but the Irish team played better during 120 minutes,” said the coach of Sheriff Zoran Zekic.
In the playoffs of the UEFA Europa League, Dundalk meets KI Klaksvik of the Faroe Islands, which demolished Dinamo Tbilisi 6-1. The match was set to take place in Ireland on October 1.