Sligo Rovers (3) 2-0 (0) Motherwell: Blaney, Mata secure historic UECL win, Norway trip awaits

Shane Blaney’s fantastic free-kick and a late strike from substitute Max Mata saw Sligo Rovers complete a historic win over Motherwell, sealing their place in the third qualifying round of this year’s UEFA Europa Conference League where they next play Norway’s Viking FK a week today.
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Contingency plans: Adeyemi fee impasse, Dortmund also linked with other Haaland replacements

Karim Adeyemi of FC Red Bull Salzburg runs with the ball under pressure from Benjamin Pavard of FC Bayern Muenchen during the UEFA Champions League...

While still battling over a fair price for RB Salzburg’s latest hotshot, around the €45m (£37.4m) figure, Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have been linked with approaches for other strikers this summer as they prepare for life after Erling Haaland – whose €75m (£62.4m) release clause is active and will inevitably be explored by Europe’s elite in the weeks to come. Continue reading