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Football | Rogers the penalty hero for Dundalk in Riga
Rogers save ✔️Hoare penalty ✔️Scenes 🎉🎉🎉Dundalk are through to the Champions League Second Qualifying round. #LOIinEurope #UCL pic.twitter.com/uQ5oYQBoFp— eir Sport (@eirSport) July 17, 2019 The game followed a similar pattern to last week's 0-0 draw at Oriel Park, with Dundalk largely dominating. Riga looked dangerous on the break at times, and were once again very well organized in defence. Dundalk played the game without Michael Duffy, who stayed in Ireland with his partner to witness the birth of their child. Both sides had chances in normal time, with the lively Patrick McEleney forcing some good saves from Roberts Ozols, and Patrick Hoban seeing a second half effort ruled out for offside.
64: Offside! Pat Hoban denied the opener in Riga.LIVE now on eir sport 1! #LOIinEurope pic.twitter.com/XqEdo2FFSD — eir Sport (@eirSport) July 17, 2019 Rogers also had to be alert at the other hand, and made some strong saves to keep Dundalk level. Hoare also produced a superb saving block to deny Riga an opener in the second half of extra time. Riga finished extra time with 10 men after Herdi Prenga was dismissed for a second bookable offence in the 11th minute. Daniel Kelly was then booked in the 88th minute for a poor dive as Dundalk desperately sought a breakthrough.