DERRY CITY FACE TRIP TO ARMENIA
June 29 2007
Derry City have been drawn against Armenian side FC Pyunik in the
first qualifying round of the Champions League today.
The Candystripes will begin their European adventure at home on 17/18
July before travelling to Armenia for the return leg a week later.
Derry were in the draw after Shelbourne opted out of the competition,
and will face a stern test in the second round if they progress after
being drawn with Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine.
Last season’s FAI Cup and Eircom League Cup winners are still without
a manager, with Peter Hutton currently in the role on a caretaker basis
and the long trip to Armenia is likely to prove to be a testing one.
Elsewhere, Carnegie Premier League side Linfield were draw with Swedish
club Elfsborg, with Debrecen of Hungaria awaiting the winners of that
game in the second qualifying round.