St. Patrick's Athletic host CSKA Sofia in the Europa Conference League Third Qualifying Round. Tim Clancy's side take a well deserved 1-0 lead back to Richmond Park after last week's win in Bulgaria. Here's all the information you need to know, including how to watch St Pats v CSKA Sofia.
When is St. Pats v CSKA Sofia?
Kick off is at 7:45pm on Thursday the 11th of August in Richmond Park.
How to watch St. Patrick's Athletic v CSKA Sofia
Coverage of St Pats v CSKA Sofia starts on the RTÉ News Channel at 7:40pm.
Last week, Pats shocked the Bulgarian outfit thanks to an 87th minute strike from Serge Atakayi. It was a great win for the reigning FAI Cup champions who went into the first leg as big underdogs.
Speaking after the game, manager Tim Clancy praised his side for their disciplined performance agaisnt a good side.
"It was a very good defensive, and disciplined performance,
"We had a few bookings early in the game which I thought were very soft, we seemed to be getting penalised for every contact and getting booked for very little. The opposition were not really getting booked for any tackles or pushes.
"We defended resolutely, and stuck to the game plan to frustrate them and limit them. How we dealt with crosses was excellent and still had a threat on the counter-attack. In the last couple of week’s we’ve left back-passes short, so it was good tonight we were on the other end of it."
Prior to the this round, Pats beat FC Mura 6-5 on penalties after the sides couldn't be seperated over the two legs.
It's been a mixed League of Ireland Premier Division campaign for Tim Clancy and St. Pats but they are still sitting in fourth place. Before the start of the season, many would have hoped for Pats to close the gap on reigning champions Shamrock Rovers but they are sitting 16 points behind the Hoops.
Despite their up and down league form, this European run is giving St. Patrick's Athletic fans a lot to be excited about, and once they don't lose against CSKA Sofia, it will guarantee them a spot in the Europa Conference League playoffs.
There's all the info you need on St Pats v CSKA Sofia, and how to watch it. It could be a momentous night for the Inchicore side, so you won't want to miss it.